I’ve been using a lot of blue lately, both in my own home and in pieces I paint to sell. I love blue, and blue is hot right now. But there is still a warm place in my heart for green.
When Mr. Q brought home this charming pint sized armoire, I knew I wanted to put some vintage wallpaper on the door.
I didn’t have a piece that was large enough, so that is what prompted me to place an order from Hannah’s Treasures on Etsy recently. I debated going with a more distinctly juvenile pattern, but in the end I thought I would do something just a little more versatile. This armoire would be perfectly sweet for a baby girl’s nursery, but could also grow with her into her teens.
I added a two color paint job to match the wallpaper. The entire armoire was first painted in MMS Luckett’s Green milk paint, and then all but the knobs got two coats of Linen. This time I tried a Vaseline resist (adding a little Vaseline to spots you want to distress after painting the undercoat) and it worked fantastically well.
When this piece first came to me, it needed to have the back and the bottom replaced. It had gotten some water damage at some point. So Ken replaced both. Now the inside is practically all new, so I didn’t paint it.
It has a sweet little slide out bar for hanging tiny clothes like these gorgeous handmade baby dresses.
My Carriage House sale co-host, Sue, has a stash of these beautiful dresses and they will be for sale at the Carriage House sale ($10 each). The hand stitching on these is a work of art. I think they would be lovely hung on a wall in a child’s room, like this pin from Cedar Hill Farmhouse.
I also staged the armoire with the last of the lilacs. They go so fast. I wish they lasted longer.
What do you think? Didn’t it turn out perfectly sweet?
This armoire is for sale at $245. If you are interested in it, or in the baby dresses, leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And in case you are wondering how I managed to crank out all of these pieces lately, I have to mention that I took a couple of days off at the day job last week. I’ve got just a couple more to finish up before the Carriage House sale, which takes place on Thursday, June 11 from 5 pm to 7 pm and Friday, June 12 from 9 am to 2 pm.
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