First and foremost, I want to thank Brenda from
Cozy Little House for featuring my pillows on her blog earlier this week. If you haven't been over to visit Brenda, you really must meet this wonderful lady who goes out of her way to feature so many new bloggers and make everyone feel welcome. Through her kindness of sharing my pillows, I met many new bloggers and made a few sales. Thank you Brenda!
Sharing today my armoir that I finally got around to painting in November. I bought it from the store owner for only $185 all the way back in July, but I was so busy painting things for the store, that it took me awhile to get it done. Once again, I don't have a before picture, but it was dark wood and I painted it off-white. I distressed it so that the dark wood came through and then waxed it with a mixture of clear and dark wax.
I really liked it dark and it matched all my other dark wood furniture, but I am trying to lighten up my house. It was a very long process to paint this monstrosity inside and out and took me several weeks to complete, but definitely worth all the work.
I love being able to hide my TV, but since I got rid of the book shelf I had in the living room, I needed to make the best use of this space. So ~ I put many of the books behind the TV and around it.
I like how the TV doesn't stand out or demand attention as the focal point of the living room. I know armoirs aren't as "in" these days because of all the wide screen TVs, but I wanted to draw attention away from the TV instead of to it. I think the books surrounding it help accomplish this, while allowing me to have all the necessary equipment, store my DVD's, tapes, and a few accessories. Now I like it open as well as closed.
The armoir is really tall and not as easy to decorate the top as some of my other furniture. I think the goose is too big for up there, but there he stays for now.
Decorating the sides was another matter. Since the armoir was so tall, it made anything else I wanted to put next to it look tiny. I found some antique tin art at Scott's and tried to use it to balance the wall.
I love this rusty heart and it's warm colors and the scrolly metal thing was only $10.
On the other side I hung a single piece of tin work that is much longer.
Love chippy paint and rust. I think that kind of describes me these days, or at least how I feel since I've been sick all week. Looking forward to feeling chipper again instead of chippy.
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