Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Beatrice the Blue Armoire

Good Morning! Everyone! I have had a little bit of a
late start this morning, I've been hanging out snuggling my three little beasts and watching Harry Potter. It has been a rainy morning which I love and I just had to sit and enjoy it for a while! I have a new furniture makeover to share today using a milk paint color I have yet to try. It is the color French Enamel. This armoire I bought with my first set of furniture with the intention of selling. Rachel came to visit a few weeks ago and had her eye on this piece as a place to store all of her lovely fabric and sewing notions. It has great storage and such beautiful details. When I told her my plans to paint it this particular blue color she just had to have it! She came down yesterday and I surprised her by finishing it up and so she could see it all done before my Father in Law delivers it to Yuma in a few weeks.


The blue was darker than I expected it to be but I really like the richness it brings to the piece. I did not apply the bonding agent to the paint for this one but it didn't chip one single bit. The exposed wood that you see I really had to sand down to find. My husband says he like this look the best and thinks the random chipping is "weird" but what does he know! Either way I just love this piece. I finished it with the clear furniture wax and the final product is smooth as butter. I just love the finishing touch the furniture wax provides.

After it was all painted blue I felt like it needed a little something else, so I took a small craft brush and some Ironstone and highlighted the beautiful details. This is another really old piece and is in such pristine condition. I know that Rachel will love it and be able to find good use out it for a lifetime. So here you have her my latest piece Beatrice. Enjoy!



  1. Replies
    1. Thanks amber! I just started working on your hutch yesterday!

  2. Beautiful color and love how you highlighted those carved areas!

    1. thank you Sue! I had a look at your blog and loved so many of your pieces! thanks for stopping by!

  3. hi Haley, it's lovely and I really like the white highlights
    cheers Fiona

  4. So beautiful!! The white really makes it pop. I'm your newest follower!

  5. It's gorgeous! You are one of the features today at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over and grab a feature button for your blog. Here is the link to this week's party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/10/anything-blue-friday-week-28.html Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse