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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Painted Wardrobe Closet




I am being featured today for my Spring Nest Tutorial at Not Just A Housewife



This project all started with the knobs! I know that's crazy but its true. I have to admit I had the wardrobe sitting in the garage for quite sometime. It was almost sent to Goodwill several times if my family had anything to do with it! Once again I knew it had potential but there is a time for everything. I purchased the knobs before I even knew where they would go. They have a beautiful home now.


Before:


Laying on its side .......

Heres an old picture....


I had the red paint left over from the Hutch Redo. So red it is again! This piece was in pretty bad shape and I am really not done with it. I still have to replace the bottom and back panels and finish painting the inside. I couldn't resist showing the outside!





The inside will be painted in a light grey.




It is hard to see the distressing in the pictures because it is so subtle.

OLD KNOBS YUK!


The knobs!........Did I tell you about the knobs? I love them!




I didn't realize till I put them on that they are hearts. Even better! Remember the wooden ones in the before picture?

Before:




After:

I love the mirrors on this too! (except you can see my mess through them)


This is not in its permanent space because I am still working on it. It always amazes me how much better these pieces look with a coat of paint. It becomes an addiction. I am looking through the house wondering if I should paint something else! I need to start selling this stuff in a store so my house won't look like one!

Did I tell you I love the knobs?













57 comments:

Bianca @ Walnut Avenue said...

This looks lovely. I am so glad you went with a nice bright color instead of white. Not that there is ANYTHING wrong with white...I am partial to it myself but that is only because I lack the gusto to take on a color! Good on you!

Oh - and I LOVE the knobs too!!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Beautiful job....and I love those KNOBS, too!!!

Here On Crow Creek said...

Oh Deneen that is beautiful! I love that red. Looks amazing hun:)!!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Hi! This is fantastic! Looks like you make a lot of GREAT things on your blog! I'm following you now! :)

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

This is beautiful! Those knobs are GORGEOUS!! Don't you just love making treasures out the stuff in your house? I have wardrobe envy now.
Thanks for visiting my blog and helping me find yours.
New follower...

Divine Theatre said...

It is so lovely! How beautiful it would look if the interior were lined in red toile fabric or red ticking!

Jenn Miyamoto said...

Great job! It looks AWESOME now, and much better standing up straight than on its side. :)

Carmenann said...

Gorgeous!!!! And did I mention ....I love the knobs too!!!!

ohiofarmgirl said...

Looks great...love the color. dianntha

Bevelry said...

I love it! The knobs are awsome.. the color is great.

Erika . . . with a K said...

Looks amazing, I love the color choice and the knobs! Where'd you get the knobs?

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

She looks stunning in her new color!

Blessings,
Linda

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

What a gorgeous color Deneen..so glad you shared this at the newbie party. Have fun!

Kristin said...

What an amazing transformation! I love how deep that red is ... makes me want to break away from my favourite BM white!

Patti said...

Great color choice...and the knobs are fantastic! well done

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TeenaBugg38 said...

OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH! I seriously heart this!!! Red is my fave color and I lovce seeing people brave enought to do a large piece in red. This is gorgeous! And those knobs are quite a find too!!!

Martina said...

Deneen I love love love it!! Great knobs too. Came over from Debbie's newbie party! Martinaa

A Vintage Vine said...

That is a gorgeous piece! WOW, the red is perfect! Visiting from Dittle Dattle!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I love the knobs, too. And I really like this wardrobe. I live in a small cottage with only 1 closet. No kidding! I do have a piece that holds a lot of my clothes, but the wardrobe would be much better. You have inspired me to find a similar piece to paint.

Kathy said...

Well this knocked me off my socks! Well done, just love the color and those knobs to match...way to go!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

OK this is just about the cutest little re-do I have seen in a while and I love the color and those adorable knobs!!!
Thanks for sharing!
Terry

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

great project! I'd love it if you linked this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday link party this week!

Emily said...

I love the hardware that you picked out! You did such a great job on this wardrobe, it turned out so cute!!!
-emily
nestnestingnested.blogspot

emilysnan said...

hiya again , love this wardrobe it turned out really gorgeous

tfs
xmaggiex

Kim said...

You chose the perfect color for your transformation. Great job. Love you blog - found you at the Newbie party.

Emily said...

Those knobs are too cute. I love how it turned out!

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Such an improvement! I spent a good part of Saturday digging through the knobs at Anthroplogie-yours are great. I love the red cabinet. I have two red cabinets at Brambly and I haven't regretted the color for a moment. I'm sure it will look terrific wherever you place it. Have a wonderful evening.

Ann-Marie

Erin said...

Wow!! The red looks perfect on this wardrobe!! I never would have considered painting a piece that bold...but it's gorgeous. :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow- that is stunning! i love those knobs and i love the red color! it's fabulous!

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

Oh, I just love it! Red is my favorite color. The knobs are dynamite! Great job...did I mention I love the knobs!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow- it looks great in red.. I love it and you've inspired me to paint mine - though it has no mirrors or glass....

Sonny

Judy said...

That came out awesome. Those knobs are to die for. Thanks so much for sharing it at my Swing into Spring party.

Chrissie said...

Gorgeous! I love the red, and the knobs are great!

Kim @ Gussied Up Vintage said...

So pretty...it's nice to see red again! :)

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Beautiful! I love the knobs and the bold red paint. Love it!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the red. thanks for joining WUW.

maggie@midwesternsewinggirl said...

This is just lovely! And I love the red!!! And, girl...you call what's in that reflection a mess??? Obviously you've never stepped into my house...sheesh...;)

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

LOVE IT AND THE KNOBS ARE BEATIFUL..GREAT COLOR

Heather @ A Table for One, Please said...

I just love the bold red, and it goes so perfectly with the knobs. Picture perfect!

I found you through the Paint Party at Domestically Speaking..glad to be following you now!

Heather @ A Table for One, Please
www.dorilukedesigns.com

Pat said...

Fabulous makeover. I love the red!

Alison said...

Love the bold red!!!

Cathy @ The Far Fifty said...

The knobs are stunning! And red is the perfect shade :)

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

what a great makeover...i love the red paint and the knobs are adorable! great job! i bet the inside painted gray will look so nice too :)

Stacy said...

Red is my favorite color and I love this so much!!! Great job. Those knobs are AWESOME!

Shabby Soul said...

The wardrobe is beautiful! I love the knobs, too - they are the perfect detail! I need that at my house....do you deliver???

Sandy said...

That looks wonderful and the grey will be a great compliment. The knobs are cute too

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Deneen! The cabinet looks wonderful painted red and the knobs are adorable. Thank you for sharing this wonderful transformation at my Open House party.
Hugs,
Sherry

Pamela said...

Wonderful transformation!!

Stacey said...

What a lovely transformation! I hope you don't take this personally, but i just love you knobs! Hehe! I am searching for some for myself right now...where dod you find yours? I am searching! Thanks and congrats on being featured!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Maureen said...

You did a wonderful job! It's a great shade of red and the grey inside will be perfect.

Marriah said...

That looks so great. I am dying to find a china cabnet to redo, or even two. www.mylifeunzipped.blogspot.com

Tammy @ Type A said...

i would love it you shared this at my party! you did a fabulous job, looks great.
http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/03/anything-goes-party-10.html

Jennifer said...

I LOVE this color! What a fantastic re-finish! Visiting from Shabby Chic Cottage.
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

LOVE the knobs too! Where'd you get those?! Great color!

Katie said...

Looks so much better! Great job!

--Katie
www.blah2beautiful.blogspot.com

Chris said...

Oh my word! It's like a brand new piece of furniture! Love the knobs--great choice! Thanks for sharing!

Bettsi said...

Those knobs are totally worth re-doing the armoire! It's like finding a fabulous pair of shoes and then having to buy an outfit to go with it! Beautifully done.