Now that I've painted our living room walls and trim,
I've found that I actually like our decades old furniture again.
Our dated 1982 armoire was updated with a new, actually three
different colors of flat finish paint over the past week. This is the third and
final color and I'm happy with the way it turned out.
My dad cut out the floral door panels and replaced them with pine beadboard
which I love! I painted the beadboard with our wall paint and then brushed
a coat of Johnson's Paste Wax tinted with burnt umber artist's oil paint over the entire armoire.
I bought $3 brass latches online and sprayed them with bronze paint
to replace the dated porcelain knobs.
This corner is no longer dark and dreary.
To freshen up our old upholstered furniture, I stitched up new pillows
with red & white chevron fabric from Hobby Lobby and the now famous Miss Mustard Seed print
I purchased at Hancock Fabrics. My gallery wall has already changed.
I removed the mirror that wasn't reflecting anything pretty
and replaced it with my old banjo clock that's been hiding under a bed.
As for the German feller peeking from behind the clock....
He stood on my gingerbread clock in our old kitchen and
"creeped out" our daughters every Christmas season. I think they
nicknamed him Creepy Gnome, and now he's back to
frighten our grandchildren into behaving. :o)
I bought a smaller prelit tree from Target and gifted our too big tree to the Salvation Army.
(You probably guessed that I didn't make it out of there without a few new treasures!)
It took 5 rolls of toilet paper, a plywood circle with a hole in the center,
wood screws, and heavy duty wire to stand my new tree in the ice cream maker.
I hope we don't run out of toilet paper on Christmas!
My deer have found a place to rest on the thrifted
beveled mirror I found when I dropped off the tree!
That's what I've been working on when I should have been
wrapping gifts, baking, mailing Christmas cards.......
Thanks for taking the time out of your hectic day to
stop by for a visit!
*I'm joining the parties at:
Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style Wow us Wednesdays
Ivy and Elephants What's it Wednesday
Common Ground Be Inspired
Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Feature Friday