Paint: armoire makeover
My friend inherited this armoire at her last move and had it painted when her first son was born 8 years ago. It was cute for a little boy but really, really bright blue and the finish wasn't doing justice to the curves and carvings:
We made it a little more mature with navy paint, distressed edges and aged brass hardware:
(Please forgive these pictures, navy blue is really hard to capture especially in bright daylight!)
The hinges had been completely painted over with royal blue:
I stripped them down to their natural brass finish with Citristrip and steel wool.
Now they compliment the piece again:
The hardware is aged brass and has a really great worn feel, definitely not as shiny as it appears in this picture:
All surfaces got a good sanding, especially on the edges and what would be exposed:
I filled the existing holes where there had been two wooden knobs and replaced with more appropriate brass hardware pulls:
The paint is Benjamin Moore 1 part midnight navy and 1 part black.
Distressed and stained with Minwax provincial.
Sealed with 2 coats clear satin polycrylic.
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