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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Another Doorless Armoire

You may remember this fun armoire I redid a while ago?  It was in fantastic shape when I got it, except for having no doors.  A few weeks later, I came across yet ANOTHER great armoire with no doors, for the same low, low price of $15.  Having been built up in my ability to fabricate some new doors from the first one, I snatched it up without a moment’s hesitation.

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My awesome husband who has been needing some extra storage in his office laid immediate claim it. 

I painted it with Behr Black Suede and did some distressing.

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Aren’t those pulls fantastic?!?!  I rescued them off of some cabinet doors in the “Free” section at my local Habitat Re-Store.  I got 5 of them!  :)

And were you wondering about how I added the raised design at the corners of the doors?

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I had some 1/4 inch MDF cut to fit for the doors, but wanted to add a little extra something to their flat fronts.  I decided to try out the Stucco Texture Medium from DecoArt with a stencil.  The directions said to use a putty knife to apply the texture, but being a use-what-you’ve-got kind of gal, I found the beaver tail to be my best option.

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I laid down my stencil (I only used a small portion of a large stencil I had on hand) and applied the texture with Mr. Beaver’s tail.

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I removed the stencil and let the stucco texture dry completely before painting.

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After it was painted and dried, I added a slight bit of metallic glaze to highlight the little special detail.  It really ended up being a very cool, subtle effect and added just the right amount of interest to the flat door fronts.  I thought it was a great, inexpensive alternative to moulding.

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I’m sharing this project with the lovely gals over at The DIY Club!

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Also linking to:

Primitive and Proper, Domestically Speaking, My Backyard Eden, Somewhat Simple, Miss Mustard Seed, Finding Fabulous, The Shabby Nest

44 comments:

  1. GENIUS! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Really beautiful job! I love the added design you gave the doors and the pulls are super neat!

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  3. I love it. Especially Mr. beaver tail.

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  4. Oh my word, I've never heard of texture stucco, this is a brilliant idea ! Thanks for sharing!
    xo
    Kate

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  5. I love this, it looks beautiful. I thought the raised parts were wood, you are so smart!

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  6. I love it! Those knobs on the cabinet doors make it extra fun!

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  7. you are so crafty! i am amazed- from the doors to the added details on the doors- brilliance! i hope you come link it up to my party and grab my new button!!!

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  8. Love it. I can see why your husband laid claim so quickly!

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  9. Oh my! SO lovely!!! And I do love the stucco added for texture...have to give that a try sometime! :) shaunna

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  10. Love it! Love all your redo's . Hopped over from Dot, Dot, Dot.

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  11. Seriously, it's those little details that make all the difference! I love it, it's amazing.

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  12. Oh my, what a great idea!! I'm going to have to use that one! The piece looks wonderful, and those details are what make it!

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  13. I love how that turned out! Those handles are killer! It almost has an asian vibe to it. Gorgeous!

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  14. I love this piece. What a great way to dress it up with the plaster, genius.

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  15. The stucco addition is genius! The end result is absolutely stunning. Lol at the tool used to apply the stucco. Too funny.

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  16. very pretty!!!!!! love the extra touches you added!

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  17. I saw something similar on a foreign blog, that lost some in the translation. I was thinking of trying this on a mid century modern dresser to make it look not mid century modern. Thanks for sharing this in English!

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  18. Gosh, this looks fantastic! I love those knobs. Never do I see great knobs at our restore. You did a wonderful job. Really pretty!

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  19. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! YOU are so creative and talented. Very inspiring!

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  20. I LOVE this piece. It is fabulous.

    Thanks for linking up again. We look forward to getting to know you and seeing more and more of your projects.

    Cheri

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  21. Looks amazing, love the finish on this one!
    alicia

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  22. Love the use of the free knobs and Mr. Beaver's tail (too cute!). Thrifty and functional is a always a good combination!! Thanks for linking up to the DIY Project Party monthly contest! :)

    Amy

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  23. Love everything about it! The distressing is awesome.I now have to go back and see what yo did wwith the other armoir...

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  24. Looks great! The stucco trick is really neat!

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  25. Ok, I give up...following now. There is just too much to see for one night, here.

    See you soon!

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  26. Nice to see something as old as stucco being revived on furniture. Hope you'll stop by and see our upholstery ideas. Jane F.

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  27. What a fun blog you girls have here! Love the furniture projects & have painted my fair share over the years too. Paint never ceases to amaze me. Love the additional plaster element you added too. I've done that same technique on walls before & it is easy.

    Looks super!

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  28. brilliant idea adding the stucco stencil. the armoire looks great!

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  29. What a lucky husband to get such a great piece of furniture. Looks great.

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  30. What a great transformation! I love the knobs and the addition of the stencil.
    xoxo,
    Sherry

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  31. THIS I've never seen! awesome! great job!

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  32. This looks really old and lovely - a fantastic redo!

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  33. That stucco texture is awesome! It made such a great detail on your armoire, which is totally beautiful!

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  34. Ann Marie - What a great idea to add such beautiful detail. The black and distressing is gorgeous! Fantastic job! Thanks so much for linking up! Hope you have a wonderful week! Stephanie Lynn

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  35. Ohhhh it's gorgeous. So much character and love the distressing. Great job! Have a great week!

    Happy fall!

    Roeshel

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  36. Oh my! I've used a raised design technique on a wall and loved it...but didn't think of making a "new" door look vintage like that. Love it! And love that shade of black.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Missy (SweetMelissa of JunkFest)

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  37. its a lovely armoire or cabinet as we call it, made beautiful by your tender loving too, the black color is fabulous,

    Best Cabinet Articles

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  38. Toooooo cool! Mr. Beavers tail is lucky to be part of this great reveal!

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  39. You are supremely talented!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  40. I haven't tried stucco paint yet... doesn't look too hard though, and I love how it came out!

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