Thursday, March 20, 2008


The Rolling Stones once sang, "I see a red door and I want it painted black." Well, my theme song could be, "I see a brown hutch and I want it painted white." Actually, my obsession with painting things white goes way beyond hutches (the more I post, the more apparent that will become!).

This is the small corner TV armoire in our living room. We purchased it in the 80's at an unfinished furniture store. Back then, I stained everything dark brown. (click here for before photos)... A few years ago, when I caught the shabby/cottage bug, this armoire became a prime target!

I primed it, applied some neat appliques (there is such a wide variety to choose from!), painted it creamy white, sanded along some of the edges to lightly distress it, and finished by putting on some nice glass knobs. (More photos below.)

I recently saw a post on a favorite blog that I read daily, where Cindy from My Romantic Home was also doing a transformation on an older dark brown armoire. She decided to paint hers white as well and it came out spectacular!



Cindy said...

Itlooks great! I love the glass knobs. I still need to get some for mine. I ordered my appliques...just waiting for them to come in the mail!

cargol said...

Hey Cottage Gal, guess your real name is Donna. Thanks for the invite to check at your new blog, it's great. I've always loved your style and now will be able to see more of it. Best of luck with your blog!

Anonymous said...


Rue said...

Hi there!!

I'm so glad you've started your own blog :) It looks wonderful! It's so much more fun than the "other place" isn't it?

I'm adding you to my blog roll if that's okay.

I'll be back!
Rue :)

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

Your amoire looks great! Cindy is an inspiration, isn't she?
You are doing a wonderful job with your blog...I'm loving it!


Cottage Dreaming said...

Donna, I love the transformation. it is amazing what a can of paint can do. Customizing a home is what makes it a "Home"