Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Dreamy Angelic Blue Armoire

When I saw the handles on this armoire, I just HAD to have it.


So here she is before any work started - very brown BUT very Art Deco... 


Inside is a treat - hanging rails and corner shelves - with one big storage drawer.  And all in great condition.


The handles are just soooo lovely - they reminded me of angels wings when I saw them - but maybe are more of a waterfall...  very 'renaissance' 1920s.


I started out painting all over with Gers Blu chalk paint.


That gave a totally blue canvas for me to start planning that new look.


The whole piece has had a white wash (Silk chalk paint) then I've added lots of gilding along all the lines.  I still wanted a bit of 'shabby' so very light sanding here and there.


The handles have been given the chalk paint and gold gilding treatment.



Aren't they gorgeous?


Here's the cabinet open so you can see the shelves and hanging space painted in cream with some gold on the shelf edge.  The single drawer underneath stands on chevron design - highlighted with white and gold.


Inside of the drawer is painted the same cream with gold edging around the top and bottom.


This is such a lovely piece of furniture.


Not too tall - at shoulder height, more storage space on top :-)