Tiffany & Ben purchased this great armoire on craigslist. In place of the natural pine finish, they wanted it custom painted white with light distressing–which accentuated all the great detail. An additional shelf later placed in the upper storage area provided even more storage.
When it comes to old pieces of furniture, I’m a big fan of thinking outside the box. I like thinking about how a dated piece or discarded cabinet door can be repurposedand made into an eye catching accent.
Whether coat racks or chalkboards, what was once past it’s prime brings a pop of character into a home.
This ornate dresser was part of a set I purchased, including a nightstand and matching mirrors featured in recent posts. This early 70’s set is marked by funky character–and was primed with potential for a new look!
I also chose Off White for the dresser, with heavy Tobacco colored Glaze accenting the detailed molding and ornate areas. Distressing popped out the original wood tones, and especially drew attention to the ornate areas on the top drawers and middle door.
The original pulls and hardware are a big part of the new look. They pop off the new color, and proclaim the vintage 70’s style!