One of my sweet blog followers commented that my teaser picture of the wardrobe/armoire looked “wickedly wild”….. I love it!!!!!
Now, I KNOW some of you are frightened…..but, remember it’s not staying in my dining room….it’s going in a newborn baby boy’s nursery to be used as his closet.
His bedding is this precious polka dot from Nell Hills. The piece is going to look A-dor-able in his room.
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His momma picked out the Sherwin Williams paint colors and gave me an inspiration photo which had very unmeasured, uneven stripes on it.
I convinced my hubby to let me paint the piece in our dining room. And I pinkie sweared not to spill paint on the carpet.
Then the taping nightmare began……I used different sized tapes spread out at different widths. Like this one in 1.88 inches and this one in .75 inches.
No judging, ok?
The next day, I came back and taped over some of the cream lines that were originally taped over. I knew taping over fresh paint would pull the paint off in chunks and I wanted to use that to my advantage.
Then the sanding began. Remind me to never sand a piece of furniture in my formal dining room again. The dust was thick! Hubby didn’t complain, but I think I noted some twitching. God, I love that man.
I used a metal putty knife to go over the whole piece ….it is great on edges……
I painted the inside the Softer Tan and my client to installed a clothing rod.
Then, we had to load it. Or er…..my husband and neighbor and client had to load it. Oh Lord! That is one big wardrobe!
Eventually I got to see the striped armoire in her son’s room. Seriously, is this not the cutest nursery ever for a little boy named Dax??? Those polka dots are actually 3-dimensional and my client’s husband cut them and painted them.
I would have liked to have stolen the curtains in here also. All pleated at the top. Stylin’ indeed.
So much fun to get to see my work in its own room!
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This is so great!! I wish we could see it in the client’s room! I bet it looks so cute! I love that you showed some of your distressing secrets! I can’t wait to try some of them!
That armoire is AMAZING!!!!!! You did a fantastic job!
Definitely amazing! lOVE your stuff!
Wow! Both to the armoire and your unbrushed hair! What I wouldn’t give for your hair!!
Wild, but I love it! The colors are beautiful!
you should ask your client to send a picture of it in the nursery! I’d love to see everything together!
That is awesome! I can only imagine how adorable with the fabric, etc. It seems to be a piece that will grow with their sweet little boy.
YOU ROCK, all the time!!
Looks awesome Jennifer! I hope she shares some pics of the finished nursery!!
Have to admit I was worried. BUT what an amazing finished project! Please, please, please get the client to sent a pic of it installed in the nursery!!
It looks great! What a great idea. You are so talented!
What a cool creative piece! I LOVE it, love the colors, love the technique, all of it! I agree with the other posters, I’d LOVE to see the finished room!
that is so fresh and funky! i would also love to see it in the nursery!
and i am with you- i don’t measure when doing stripes… that is too much work!
You are amazing!! Your knowledge of all the little secrets ~ not pushing paint into the crevices, the taping & pulling off paint, the metal thingy doing the same ~ all of it is so very interesting. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us! I can’t imagine myself ever tackling something like this even though I do have an armoire that needs a “re-do”…now I have a jillion things running through my mind. 🙂
I’m another one that would love to see the finished nursery.
You did an amazing job on this piece.I totally get you on the hairbrushing, sometimes when I am working on a big project my 5yr old is playing just outside with that same look LOL, what must the neighbors think!
Its a little over the top for my taste but I can see it working in a child’s room, for sure. As always, you did a great job! 🙂
Are you kidding? I looooove it! So retro madras!
Wickedly amazing! Great tutorial too, hairstyles and all.
You are amazing! I think it’s quirky and full of whimsy. I’m just sure it looks perfect in that little guy’s room. And thank you for all of the helpful painting techniques. You’ve inspired me in more ways than you know. 🙂
The photo of your daughter with tousled hair and a tape tower is priceless.
What a transformation! So creative. I love everything about it!
Gorgeous! Just gorgeous! That is a great idea with a putty knife! Thanks!
I really love this…Very wild!! But so awesome!!! Be sure and show us how it looks when the room is all done!!
Very fun and indeed very wild. Must be a very fun client.
The first thing I must say is, I love the way the girls in your family dress and do hair! My girl and I could fit right in! Also love the creativity and vision! Great job!
How fun!!! It will be perfect in a little boy’s room. Love the distressing job as well.
LOVE how it turned out! It’s so fun and striking… what a statement piece. I’m putting your wardrobe in the PoPP Spotlight. Thanks for sharing it with us.
I think that looks amazing. I love that it’s so distressed. The colors are great together and will look perfect with the fabric. Thanks for sharing – visiting from Making the World Cuter.
Wow, this is gorgeous. I am your newest follower, keep up the beautiful work!!