Armoire Gets a Facelift for Office of Busy Real Estate Agent


This armoire was beautiful but didn't have the look my client wanted for her new home office. I used a mix of paints, glazes, some distressing and waxes to give it the look she was after. Lighter, warmer, more her style.
"After" of previously dark stained armoire. This was a piece that was purchased 15 years ago, so I was not painting over great wood. It was a veneer over MDF.
Before of cabinet
I used chalk paint by Annie Sloan. It can really kick up some dust, so masks are required & a shop vac to clean up as I go.
Sanding blocks and small paint brushes to enhance crevices were used to achieve this look. I also used a "wash" over the entire piece to tea stain the paint to add more character.
Distressing, lining and glazes enhanced the pretty details of this piece. I applied 3 coats of wax over several days to seal and enhance the finish. I hand buffed it to a satin sheen.

Top Hometalk Projects

18 Fun Ways To Add Glitter To Your Home Decor
31 Creative Garden Features Perfect For Summer
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
16 Creative Ways To Upcycle Pallets
27 Gorgeous Update Ideas For Your Bedroom
21 Insanely Cute Reasons to Add Pineapple to Your Decor
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
The 15 Coolest Ways to Reuse Pipes in Your Home Decor
15 Affordable DIY Projects You Can Do Right Now!
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
31 Space-Saving DIY Ideas That'll Keep Your Home Organized
15 Kitchen Updates Under $20
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
17 DIY Projects You Can Start And Finish Tonight
15 Amazing Ways To Get Your Patio All Ready For Summer

Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Deana
    on Feb 11, 2016

    This is beautiful, you need an amazing job! Now, can you come to Canada and do the same kind of thing for me? LOL. Would you be willing to share more detailed instructions ofn how you accomplishe this fabulous look?

    • Deana
      on Feb 11, 2016

      I will follow you on FB, under the name Sahara Schindel who is my doggie alias. I cannot wait for the video.

Join the conversation

4 comments
Your comment...