Saturday, May 4, 2013

Shabby Chic Pink Jewelry Armoire

My jewelry Armoire was featured at Ivy & Elephants. Thank you so much Patti.
Ivy and Elephants 

I was also featured at The Fine Craft Guild. Thank you so much. I'm thrilled and honored.

Fine Craft Guild

 Hello friends!  I hope your weekend is going well. I finally finished this lovely little jewelry armoire and thought I would share the before and after with you.

I found this piece at a local resale shop and as soon as I saw it had visions of pink with roses and angels or cherubs. lol I do have a problem don't I?

Yes, I'm still stuck in tissue paper decoupage mode. You may be getting tired of it but don't worry, I'm sure to jump onto another bandwagon soon. :-)

The armoire had that orangy stain finish that I really dislike. It has green felt lining on the inside that was still in pretty good shape so I left it.

Here is the finished project.

I guess those of you who have been faithful followers of mine have noticed that I only have one good area in my home for pictures. I assure you I do have other rooms in my home! lol  Now that its warmer I'll have to take some outside again.

Here is the before.

First, I painted it with Annie Sloan's "Versailles," which is a lemony green. After that dried I then added a coat of ASCP in "Antoinette Pink". I love this color!

I then chose a graphic from my own collection that had this little pair of roses in it and printed it out on tissue paper.  To do this I take a regular sheet of copy paper and apply double sided tape all along the outside edges. 

I then take a white piece of tissue paper and cut it the same size and carefully lay it on top taping down the sides as I go.

If your tissue paper is very wrinkled you may iron it on low heat to remove some of the wrinkles. 

Once your paper is ready print your selected image onto the tissue paper side using the "best" selection in printer preferences. 

 I also increase the color saturation when editing my image because some of the color will wipe off.

I then spray my image with a clear matte sealer.  This helps set the color. Next, you cut out your graphic and using matte Mod Podge glue it to your furniture piece.  

Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the furniture first, center your image and lay it into the glue. 

Using a brush coated in the glue start in center of image and apply picture with as few strokes as possible. Working from center out. 

Too many strokes and your image will tear or dissolve.

Let dry and apply another coat.  Just know that if it is a fairly large picture it is going to have a few wrinkles . You just can't brush them all out without ruining your image. Small pictures do fine.

Once that was dry, I waxed the entire piece with clear wax and then used burnt umber to tint a clear glaze, and antiqued the entire piece.  I wanted an aged look to the paint.

On the top I used a heart shaped wreath made of roses from my collection of vintage cards.

The outside of the side doors I applied a ribbon and wreath image.

You get a sweet surprise when you open the doors on each side and see these adorable cherubs from The Graphics Fairy.

The next day I distressed it and applied a final coat of clear wax. Oh yes, the sides of the drawers are painted with Versailles. 
You can't tell in the pictures but you can see the green showing through in some areas after the distressing.

Finally, I dry brushed some "Old White" on the edges and details. I also added the white to the drawer pulls. They had all three colors so when I distressed them a little they looked really old and used.

This was a really fun piece to paint and one of those that I would have liked to keep. I hope you like it and will give tissue paper decoupage a try.

One more thing, don't forget to come by Tuesday and link up your latest project at Transformed Tuesday.

Until next time,

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Anonymous said...

So cute!! Love the colors.

Peggy said...

It's so lovely Peggy!
Peggy @ The Painted Pear

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

It's adorable, Peggy. Great design.

Sew a Fine Seam said...

That is beautiful! I love the little cherubs :)

Curtains in My Tree said...

It's gorgeous
Makes me in the mood to paint something

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love this!! if I ever decide to re-do mine, this is close to what I would want!!
By the way, I have no idea why I call her minerva!! It just popped into my head one day....



Anonymous said...

This looks great Peggy. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Helen's Decor said...

Peggy, you did a lovely makeover on the jewelry chest. It looks perfect!
Thanks for hosting, too!

Kathe said...

I love the colors and graphics you chose Peggy! Thanks so much for sharing this makeover at the party this week! I am featuring it on my Facebook page too :-)

Kadee Willow said...

What a good eye you have to see the beauty in this piece. I didn't notice those lovely details until you painted it!! What a gem you have now!

Unknown said...

Found you through 36th Avenue Party Time. Love your blog!

I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.

Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

Hugs, Cathy

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

This turned out so pretty! I love the paint color. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

What a cute makeover of this jewelry armoire. I have one here that I am using in the dress up closet. It actually is my youngest daughters. When my mother moved in with one of my older sister she let everyone choose something that was hers. Kylee was a young girl at the time and chose her armoire. My sweet mother has since passed away. I think it would be fun to give hers a make over. Although, she has never been a pink girl. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Betsy Pool said...

Looks great!! nice job - I love how it looks now. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful armoire make over. It looks amazing! We have chosen it as a feature this week. Please feel free to stop by and grab a featured button.
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