You may get a chuckle out of this post when I share the story with you.
You see I have been in the midst of giving my little office/loft area a face lift.
On a small budget, as always.
Basically, a can of paint and some time.
I did not buy a thing new for this room makeover.
This is what it look liked before I started.
Nothing wrong indeed. However, I was tired of the dark wood cabinet and thought a simple solution would be to paint it.
More on that later…after this post soon, I promise.
So you see that pretty piece above the armoire?
I bought that at Pier I a few years back.
If I recall, it was a steal. Originally over $100.00, I scored it for $30.00.
It is a nice heavy piece of wood with pretty carved flowers.
It however, was NOT going to go with my current redo
So I thought…hmmm…
I wonder if I spray paint it, then hand paint in the some of the flowers with craft paint??? It may or may not work, so let’s give it try.
I did just that!
HOWEVER, after I spray painted the piece, I totally forgot it about outside for over a week.
UGH, I thought crap now it is probably ruined.
it was not…
So I got out my craft paints and turned into
I just changed up the decor some.
Found this candle sconce under my bed.
I believe I used these as wall decor one time in our guest bedroom.
QUICK TUT before the full reveal
Spray painted the piece first.
Let dry outside for over a week and forgot about it.
Artist brushes and craft paint to fill in some of the flowers for detail.
Lightly waxed and sanded the piece.
DONE..it was a total fluke that it even turned out.
Full reveal soon!
Thanks for stopping by today.
Wow that turned out beautiful! I love when I create happy accidents!!
Jessica @ Mom 4 Real
Holy moly! She’s a beaut! I love it much lighter with just a touch of color!
I love this!! And so happy I clicked over because~ this is chatty hope that’s okay~ I totally have a Pier 1 large wooden thing in black and red that used to fit our decor before we moved and my tastes have totally lightened up…yada yada.. But I got so busy with other stuff I forgot about it and it’s hidden behind curtains I put up for a backdrop in my garage…. Thank you Thank you for reminding me and now I know exactly what I want to do with it!! You’re brilliant!!~ Lori
It looks great Deb! I’ve did the same as you…just forgot about it until the hubs says something about it because it’s in his way:)
Kate - The Garden Bell
Great fluke. Love it. It’s way better than it was. Don’t you love those surprises.
Daniela @frugal ain't cheap
Lovely! Paint is my best friend (especially the paint from the Re-store)
WOW! It looks amazing! I was thinking how can Debbie make it look better. Well it’s gorgeous now.
I see the cabinet also got a new makeover. The color is beautiful!
Great job . . . can’t wait to see the reveal!
I love happy accidents! I also love the way the candle sconces coordinate with the flowers in your beautiful new painting!
Your fluke turned out fabulous. I love the way you did that. Can’t wait to see it all.
I like it a lot. Totally looks like a new piece and I can’t wait to see the reveal.
Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG
I love happy accidents…glad the piece was still viable after sitting outside for so long..and I love the sneak peek of the new colour on the cabinet…can’t wait to see the whole reveal!
Love the look Debbie … and just know I am gonna love the color you painted that cabinet. WOW.
Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
What a great thing to happen, I love it when you think you have a bo-bo and you really have created a masterpiece. LOL
Also loving the piece you painted in blue, can’t wait for the whole reveal.
Linda @ A La Carte
It;s really lovely in its new incarnation!
Pam @ diy Design Fanatic
Looks beautiful Debbie! Turned our really pretty. Can’t wait to see the whole reveal. Love how you showed us just a peek. 🙂
Very pretty !
Penny @ The Comforts of Home & Flea Market Makeovers
I love it when happy accidents happen! I can see a sneak peek of the newly painted cabinet!
it looks great ,, no flop here for sure.~!
I wish my flops turned out like that! Looks beautiful.
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
Oh my gosh, you must have run out there thinking it would be a mess, Debbie! Nice way to transform it to fit in with your new makeover. Looking forward to seeing the rest of it!
Nice fresh look, Debbie. You really brightened that area up. Some of my favorite makeovers were accidents.
love how it turned out all most like a water color effect.cant wait to see the desk:)
Oh that looks gooooood my friend! I love the whole vignette!
Can’t wait for the full reveal and to see the cabinet!
Debbie: That was perfect. Didn’t hurt it a bit. I think I’ve caught a peek at the newly painted cupboard. Looks good, now can’t wait to see the whole thing..Happy Tuesday..Judy
I can’t wait to see the entire reveal. I love the lighter color. You’re such a tease!
Don’t you love it when you do something on a whim & it turns out great? I love the new look!
Wow, you sure are one lucky girl! When I leave things outside they end up warped or waterlogged! Can’t wait to see the full reveal! Linda
Well done Debbie! That week outside obviously worked. 🙂
The area looks great!
Oh my gosh! I love your version SO much better! Pier 1 is going to have to do a recall and have them all redone like that. Awesome job!
Wonderful facelift, brighter and fresher new look. Everything turn out to pretty with your magic wand.
Well….please excuse ME while I ….FALL IN LOVE.
My gosh, Deb, this piece is awesome. You do sooo good at this sort of thing. I am waaay too scared to tackle something like this…I have ruined more things than I care to mention. 🙁
I want to see what you did with that beautiful cabinet…!!
…and, just since the time you were at my place this morning, I have already changed my header…AGAIN. :))
great idea, Debbie, and I can already tell by that blue paint that this has turned out to be a wonderful space!!
I can start my day feeling better about my self and I have you to thank. I’m known around these parts for forgetting what I’m spraying outside. I don’t usually have favorable luck for my forgotten items though, as in can’t salvage. This gives me hope.
I really like how it turned out…must have been the extra time spent in the fresh air. 🙂
Debbie, not only do I really like the finished product, but I can relate to the story. I have left painted things outside too. I can’t say the outcome was a pretty as yours. It looks great with the other items in the sneak peek.
It turned out great! I love it just a beautiful job.
Great job!! Of course, I’m loving the new color on the armoire. 🙂