Friday, May 6, 2016

Antique Armoire in Country Chic Simplicity

Hey there! It’s finally Friday…has it been a long week for you? It has been a long week here as well…the countdown to the last day of school is on!

I am so excited to share this painting project with you.


I received a package of paints from Country Chic Paint. I chose the color Simplicity, which is a nice crisp white. I’ve always wanted to paint our armoire, and I finally got brave enough. See, this is a really special piece to me. My mom passed away in 2009, and left the armoire to me. I am certain she would have told me to paint it Smile 


I did a minimal amount of sanding before I began painting, just to remove some of the shiny finish. I used a paintbrush provided by Country Chic Paint, and the paint went on smoothly. I love the coverage of the paint.


Here is a before photo:

It is a beautiful piece of furniture, with nice curves and oval mirror. But honestly, it just stuck out like a sore thumb with all of our white.


After two coats of Simplicity, I used a putty knife to distress all of the edges. Some spots I did a heavy distressing.


And lastly, I used the White Wax to cover the top coat. The wax is slightly white-tinted and worked perfectly for a subtle, smooth finish.

Country Chic Paint has step-by-step tutorial videos to watch as a resource before beginning a painting project.


It certainly looks brighter and lighter in our bedroom now! I am so glad I had the opportunity to try Country Chic Paint! If you are considering a painting project to change up your look, I’d suggest trying Country Chic!


Thanks for visiting me here today!

Check back in on Monday…where there will be a FUN GIVEAWAY!

And…enjoy your MOTHER’S DAY!!



Gee Singh Newbanks said...

It is so pretty in it's new white paint. The details pop now! There is a hutch in my dining room that is screaming to be painted. This may be the year it meets the paint brush.
Happy Mother's day weekend.

Burlap Luxe said...

Your Mother would definitely approve, and what a beautiful new finish you gave it. Fitting perfectly In The mix of your homes beauty.


Méa Strauß said...

BECKY, this before was... uahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, and one can hardly believe this change. I am good at this usually, but this made me speachless.
Now this piece of furniture is HAPPY!!!! You did it!!!
Happy greetings from Méa :))

ginette4 said...

This turned out gorgeous! I'm dying to find out what the giveaway is? :)

vintageandart said...

Fantastic transformation...what a difference a coat or two of paint makes. Thanks for sharing your creative process too.

nancy huggins said...

You did a great job and have inspired me to paint my antique chairs as soon as we get moved. Thanks for sharing your handiwork

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