Letitia Grace Lauer
Letitia Grace Lauer
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  • Elgin, SC

From Failed Flip to Fabulously French

$150
12 Hours
Medium

This failed furniture flip was found on the curbside and brought home for a makeover. With some TLC and a little DIY it is now Fabulously French made over with hardware and appliques from D. Lawless Hardware and Chalk-Acrylic Paints from Shabby Paints.
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This dark and drab TV Armoire had the huge cut out of the backing for the old school tube TVs. It also was missing a couple of knobs, had a broken hinge and the latex paint was failing and peeling off in places.
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I took it all apart, replaced the backing and studied it up, changed out the hardware from D. Lawless Hardware, added some appliques. I painted it a base color of Lillian Grey, trimmed it in Snow White and used Black ReVax as a glaze to age and antique it. I sealed it with Sheer Vax... I love these Shabby Paints products as I am able to paint inside out of the Southern Heat and Humidity, even the top coats are non toxic and VOC free. Now look how this beast is now such a beauty!
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It is so amazing what some paint and some accessories can do for just about anything. This piece now has a solid backing, one more shelf than it did before so it is to be used as a storage armoire not a tube TV armoire anymore.
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Just look at how three paint products and a little "icing" appliques and hardware can transform a piece.... I am in L O V E!
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This project was created for The Fab Flippin Furniture Contest month of August - theme is "Icing on the cake"

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Letitia Grace Lauer

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  • Deborah Joy
    on Oct 16, 2016

    I would like to know the HOW of what you did? I am new to this and love the idea. I have an old armouir, it looks hideous, but I love the storage space. HOW do I get started? Do I sand, then paint? wash it, ..I guess I need a step by step. Thanks for understanding. Sincerely, Deborah Joy

    • Allorrah Be
      on Apr 6, 2017

      I want to learn more about the HOW, also! I have some pieces I've always wanted to redo, indoors, in place, but don't know how to start, just like you. I hope someone responds to both of us with advice on how to learn to do this wonderful work!

  • Lis
    on Dec 23, 2016

    Do you still use it for the tv? I had one that I cut the middle section out of and made into a coffee table using just the bottom drawers and the very top piece. After seeing this I regret not making it into a coat closet.

  • Vivian R. Orr
    on Apr 26, 2017

    can you paint kitchen cabients with this ? wn

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