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.
a little more magic unfolds, painted furniture
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..
a little more magic unfolds, painted furniture
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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2 questions
  • Vicki Silvey
    on Jan 17, 2017

    Hi Kathrine, My name is Vicki Silvey. I'm Jennifer Allwood's administrative assistant. Jennifer saw this photo on Pinterest and we traced it back to you. Jennifer would LOVE to share this on her Facebook page with your permission. She would link back to your website, blog, Etsy page or Facebook page--whichever you prefer. (Please provide the link your prefer.) Please let me know if that would be ok! 😉 Jennifer has over 250,000 FB followers at We think her followers would love this! (link to original Pinterest Pin below) Original Pin: ​ I look forward to hearing back from you! Vicki Silvey Admin. Asst to Jennifer Allwood The Magic Brush, Inc.

    • Jewell Martin
      on Jun 10, 2018

      This is certainly an unexpected delight! The outside color is cheery itself, but the inside stencil and color makes it delightful. Thank you. ☺️

  • 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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      on Jun 1, 2018

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  • Cynthia H
    on May 10, 2018

    I think anyone would love to have this to keep things in! Neatly of course, so you could leave it open! I will have to keep an eye out for a cabinet like this to make over.

  • Lorraine
    on Aug 4, 2018

    Hi Kathrine, I don’t have a question but wanted you to know that you did brighten my day. This is a most beautiful closet. It reminds me of my daughter who died six years ago at age 25 and her birthday was last week, she would now be 32. Her favorite flowers were dandilions and her favorite color was yellow. Different things bring back so many different memories as seeing this closet did today. Nice happy memories. Thank you. I wish you a wonderful day. Lorraine

    • Linda Yocham Patrick
      on Sep 28, 2018

      Lorraine, please accept my condolences for your loss. My youngest daughter will be 32 in October, but I have also lost a daughter, and know the pain of loss. *hugs*

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