Armoire Chest transformed in Turquoise! From the Facelift Furniture DIY blog.This large armoire chest is one of the sturdiest and heaviest pieces I’ve worked on this past year. The original pulls made reference to the piece being made with pecan, and it has all the qualities of a solidly built piece made of hardwood through and through

The bold curved corners and top and lower edges weren’t typically of most 70’s-80’s pieces I work with. They had a dated feel that needed the right color to work off the design without making the piece still feel dated. Turquoise turned out to be a great option for this piece.

Prior to painting though, I added ornate wood appliques from Hobby Lobby to the door and lower drawer. They added a new touch of class on wide areas of those places. Prior to gluing on, I sanded those areas down below the original finish in order to provide strong adhesion with wood glue.

I recycled vintage drawer pulls taken off another piece (I have a drawer of old pulls I keep on hand!), and spray painted them black, along with the knobs I used on the piece.

The entire piece was painted, glazed and distressed in Turquoise with Black Glaze, with distressing revealing the white primer and original wood tones.