Thursday, April 12, 2012

Restyling the Armoire

Hello everyone!

Remember when I painted the armoire in my family room?  I painted the exterior grey with a white wash over it.  The interior was left dark.  Well.......I didn't like it that way.  It seemed like a cave inside.  So, out came the white paint and now I'm happier with it.


Now you KNOW me by now, I'm sure!  Do you think, after painting the inside of it, that I could just leave it alone?  Of course not!


I decided to relocate my brown and white transfer ware from the sitting room into here. I added a few shells and some blue bottles too. I left the baskets on the bottom though.

Do you see what I did with the blue bottles?  I put shells in the top of them.  I've seen them on bottles before where they're soldered on and they cost ALOT!  Well, I had the old bottles and I had the shells, so I just placed them in there and voila!  I'm happy with it.


I like the new summery look of the cabinet now. 


Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Go out and catch some sunshine if you can.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly~

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38 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Fabulous just fabulous. Love the inside lighter. What a difference. And aren't you the smart one adding the shells to the bottles.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

It looks wonderful with the lighter inside! Great idea with the shells and the bottles!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Kelly: I just love that armoire. Painting it, inside and out, was such a good idea. Your home always looks so bright, but so warm..Happy Thursday..Judy

Anne said...

Kelly,
Looks amazing.Lovin all that light in the cabinet.Makes all of your beautiful things pop out.
Anne

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love the interior lighter. oh the wonders of paint!! Love this space, Kelly!

Deserae said...

Love the white paint on the inside.....your transferware looks beautiful displayed in there too. I didn't know you had a sitting room?!?!?! Guess I'll have to look back thru your archives.....
~Des

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a wonderful job on the whole armoire! The bottles and shells are perfect for summer!

XO,
Jane

Michelle said...

So pretty. It looks absolutely beautiful!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

It looks great, Kelly! Love the combination of the transferware and the blue bottles! The shells were a nice touch, too! Love it!

Rooms by Ann said...

Kelly the light color looks great. I love the brown transferware.Your rooms looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Gail said...

Hi Kelly, your armoire looks great! I love the brown transferware!! Hope you're having a wonderful day, Gail

ImSoVintage said...

I love the change. It really makes your transferware pop. :)

Andrea said...

pretty armoire! and I just looove the transferware!

Kelli said...

Looks wonderful! I really like the little touches withthe sea shells!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Linda Chapman said...

That piece has continued to be my inspiration! I SO intend to do some things in the main bathroom some day. I am always so happy to see this featured in one of your post! It is my favorite!!

Olive Cooper said...

That is a great piece Kelly. Adore your transferware too.

AntiqueChase said...

LOVE---- capital L it!!! I need to find some aqua bottles like that. I am all about AQUA this year!! It looks amazing with the brown transferware!
marcy

Angie said...

I LOVE the colors on this piece! The inside really pops now. Just beautiful! I love your house! Everything is so pretty!

Angie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks great, Kelly! I like the interior white.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So much better Kelly with the inside lighter! LOVE LOVE your new display!

thistlewoodfarm said...

I really like the new inside! So much brighter and lighter. And I love the brown transferware :)

blessings,
karianne

Linda said...

Yes I agree the inside looks much better lighter.
Love all your transferware pieces.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Kelly! I really love the way you styled the shelves, and the baskets on the bottom look great, love the bottles too!
I'm really trying to get the top of my cupboards the way I want them so far no luck but then I rememberd you had baskets on top of yours so I'm going to take a look at them, I'm going shopping tomorrow and hitting all the neat stores so maybe I can find some really neat ones! It's going to be 63 tomorrow here inn Pa. so I will be enjoying some sun!

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh that looks so pretty Kelly! I love love love the displays and how pretty they tie into the room.

Shelia said...

Hi Kelly! Oh, this looks wonderful! What a beautiful piece and you've dressed her up jut gorgeously.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bluebird1959 said...

Hi Kelly! I really like your changes. The transferware looks so warm against your new backdrop. Love seeing all you do! Jane

bluebird1959 said...

Hi Kelly! I really like your changes. The transferware looks so warm against your new backdrop. Love seeing all you do! Jane

Babs said...

Your armoire really shows off your transferware pieces. Adding the bottles and shells..love them..gives a great look for the warmer months. Very pretty.
~Babs

momto8 said...

perfect!!

Cynthia said...

I just love this armoire. The touches you have inside are beautiful. I love the bottles and the dishes too. Just perfect.

Cynthia

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oh, yes. Much better with the brighter interior.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Sometimes it's better to change out a big piece like yours in stages. The transferware really pops with the white interior. Quite a difference from the original finish!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Yes, the lighter interior made everything pop!..You went with your instincts and made a change...a wonderful change...I love the combination of the blues and browns, the formality of the transferware and the casual feel of the bottles....love that look!!..

The armoire looks wonderful in that space!!

Melissa Anderson said...

I am so glad I found your blog! Its beautiful! I love this armoire you have posted. If you don't mind me asking what color did you paint it?

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

The lighter inside looks great, Kelly! And, I love your seashells in the bottles!!!

I can't thank you enough for your prayers. They are deeply appreciated. blessings ~ tanna

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I have a maple curio cabinet that I am thinking of painting..but just haven't gotten up the nerve. I keep wondering if I will be sorry one day..you know?
Yours is lovely!

Helen's Decor said...

Kelly, I'm loving your porch. Hmm, porches are tops with me. And I do love the paint job on the cabinet and the shells look elegant in the colored bottles. Thanks for sharing,
Helen

Melissa Anderson said...

I love that armoire, and the color you painted it is soooooo pretty! If you don't mind me asking did you use Annie Sloan paint, or another kind? What color I am loving it so much!