Oh what a pain this project has been!  This has been one of those projects where nothing works like I want it to.  It literally drove me crazy! But… I do love the outcome!  Today I will be showing you the top half.
Now this is the part where I would typically start showing the before pictures but I can’t find them which makes me think that I never took them!  Sorry.  Let me explain though.  This was originally a cherry wood highboy armoire with brass hardware.  It was in great shape… it just needed to be shantied up a bit!
I removed the brass hardware.
and painted it with Rust-Oleum Hammered Brown Spray Paint.
That is the only before pic you guys get… 🙁 Sorry!
I then painted the entire piece with Olympic Off White satin paint.  I had intended on spray painting but this baby did not take spray paint well…. yet another bump in the road.  The piece looked very similar to this one but it has doors on the front.
After that dried I replaced all my newly painted hardware and also found these really cute knobs at Hobby Lobby for the door pulls.
I lightly sanded the edges.  I wanted a slightly cleaner look for this piece so I passed on glazing… I know… Shock!  I used a 3M sanding block with 80 grit paper to do my sanding on the edges and love the subtle look it achieved…
So this is where it is parked for the moment… in my living room.  This is supposed to be upstairs but my hubby recently injured his back in a horse accident so now I just get to walk around it. (another bump)
I do love it though and I can’t wait to show you guys the bottom half and the final piece put together.  I will share that with you soon and also show you where I will be putting it.  In the meantime, enjoy the top half!
Thanks so much guys!!

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  1. Looks great and I agree it takes guts to paint "the real furniture". lol And I love those knobs…I just bought the exact same ones for a cabinet in my computer room. They are sooo cute.

    Great Job!

  2. I think it looks like you put alot of hard work into it! LOVE it!!!!

    Angex, your funny! I only have 1 follower…….for now!


  3. oooh can't wait to see it all finished! So far, so good.
    Wow, 2000 followers, and I thought I was doing okay with 56,haha.

  4. I love the clean look as well as the glazed! You guys always do such a fab job. Congrats on the baby!!! That sweet pea is going to have one decked out nursery :o)

  5. I really love the top part with the scrolly look. (Is scrolly a word?)
    I have a question…
    How do you decide whether you want to put the antique glaze on something or not? I am so bad at making color decisions.

  6. It looks great! I had one of those this summer, a project that just about sent me over the edge, a table with 6 leaves and 8 chairs. Nearly sent me over the edge.

  7. cute cute cute. I love what a little paint can do. I am more of a dark wood stain kind of girl but the painting thing is growing on me.

  8. You're so brave with paint! The thought of painting my real big people furniture (as opposed to something that I'm considering sending to Goodwill anyway) makes my heart start to race. Plus I think if I painted any of it, my husband would wet his pants. That's before asking me what the heck I was thinking, of course.