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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Plain to Fancy on a Budget !

After realizing that I have a perfect wall in my family room to put a french armoire, I feverishly set out to  antique shop for one, hoping to find a real deal somewhere. After a couple weeks of searching  I soon found out how hard it is to find a pretty one with roses on it and that the few I found were not in my small budget at all! Most of them ranged between(1,500 - 5,000). So I decided to get a plain one that I found at a local antique store "Granny's" and fix it up with a little paint and embellish it myself by adding carved roses to it. I liked the arched top, the curved legs, the size, and the price was perfect, only $300.00! Here is the kinda before and after.......





33 comments:

  1. ...oh-my-goodness!!! This french armoire is simply GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! WELL DONE!!!!
    ~ and now it truely is an ooak piece!
    xo, Rosemary

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  2. Talk about gorgeous! Can you come to my house and work on some furniture, please????

    Pretty Please?

    xoxo
    Claudia

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  3. Christie this is absolutely beautiful. With the reflection of the other armoire that you recently finished I can only imagine the overall look of your family room.

    Warmest Wishes,

    Rita

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  4. Oh my goodness--this looks absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colors, the mirror, and the roses. Great job!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Jeanette

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  5. Love it Christie ..It's Breathtaking !!!

    Sara

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  6. What a beautiful makeover! You did an amazing job. The appliques you used look incredible. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day!
    Big Hugs,
    Denise

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  7. HI,
    WOWEE SHE TURNED OUT STUNNING!!!

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  8. You did a great job! You need to do a tutorial on that baby! Diana

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  9. You have a great eye for what "can be". It's beautiful!

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  10. Once again, my talented friend performs her magic! It looks beautiful Christie, I love it and love that you did it!!!

    Take care, Sue

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  11. Wow it looks Amazing!! You did a great job on it very inspiring.
    xxoo
    Lori & Jamie

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  12. Christie,
    What a great idea, it looks fabulous :)

    Smiles,
    Sheila

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  13. Beautiful!
    No wonder you like the armoire I have for sale!
    XO!
    Lisa

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  14. I will be visiting soon! I not only love the armoire but the whole room is turning out amazing! More photos please. Ciao Rita

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  15. Speechless! I can easily see this one in the price range you mentioned!

    -nancy

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  16. How gorgeous! Talk about a transformation! Wow!

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  17. My mouth hit the floor seeing the gorgeous transformation of this Armoire! Wow Christie!! It's just Beautiful :)

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  18. Christie it is just absolutely perfect. I'll give you 400 for it,LOL!!!!!!! 2die4 gorgeous!!!
    LOVE IT!

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  19. Oh Christie,
    It is beyond gorgeous, there is hope for those of us that can't afford one of the armoires ready to go in the stores. Your creation is a dream!
    xo~Tracie

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  20. If you get a chance, will you let me know what color paint you used... or was it more left over paint mixed together? I LOVE it!
    xoxo

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  21. Pretty much beyond gorgeous !
    WOWWWW !!
    I adore it !

    xoxo
    Lori

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  22. Hi Christie, Your Armoire is Gorgeous! I love it,Where did you get your Appliques & what is the paint color you used.

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  23. You did a very good job. When looking at this new armoire, one will never gess that it was so plain before.
    Very nice work, Christie. You have a very good taste and you are very very talented.

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  24. Absolutely ravishing! Gorgeous! Stunning!
    I love the reflection of the other amoire which is also very beautiful. Did you refinish the other amoire, as well? You are so talented. So kind and so talented...what a lovely combination.

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  25. Hi Christie, I can't wait to come to the sale! And that Amoire is Fab!! You can make anything beautiful as always. See you soon!!!

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  26. WOW!!! Soooo glad I saw this before I refinished the glass door gun display cabinet I just bought!!

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  27. This is just so beautiful...just goes to show you what you can do to something plain....love it!

    Joy

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  28. What an incredibly beautiful job you have done on the armoire!!! Thanks for posting the pics. My best friend lives in Fallbrook. The next visit down. I'll be sure to stop by!!!

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  29. gorgeous~you have vision and determination! I love this piece and how you painted it and aged it too~the mirror is the best, I love how that made it look.

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  30. This is such an inspiration! It is beautiful!

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