No Skeletons in This Cupboard!


Some of you may have noticed the large wardrobe in the corner of the room when you looked at the light project I did..... It started off a hunk of brown wood as below.
Using Annie Sloane's chalk paint (the colour is Florence)I brought it in line with other pieces I've been doing for this room. I love how it has turned out. But you may be starting to know me. And I like surprises and lots of Magic......
Painting the inside of the wardrobe a harvest yellow made the wardrobe sing when you opened the door. I then added a dandelion decal and butterflies for more effect.
I also added some small umbrella hooks; or they can be pots, depending which way up you hang them. I cannot imagine shoving clothes in here: it's more about placing them with love..
This makes me smile a lot. I hope it brightens your day too.

Suggested materials:

  • Annie Sloane's chalk paint outside. Inside was harvest yellow wood paint. Plus a decal and umbrel  (Paints are available in most hardware stores. The decal was off the Internet as we're the umbrellas)

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  • Diane Keller
    on Apr 20, 2018

    Would would you be so kind as to provide the source for the decals? I am building some shutters and the decals wood would be perfect for them.

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  • Janice
    on Aug 31, 2019

    The colors you selected for the armoire are absolutely gorgeous and are such happy colors....and then the dandelions! Oh my, you made my day when I saw your gorgeous transformation! Color is happiness sometimes!!

  • Dian
    13 minutes ago

    I did something similar, using dried flowers & weeds from my yard. I adhered all the colorful dried plant pieces in place using Mod Podge. A couple days later, 3 coats of urethane sealed everything up. Now, 10 years later, it still looks beautiful.

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