The Armoire is now complete ( except for the glass knobs but I don't think I've ever shown a piece in it's entirety lol )
As much as I really loved it the way it was before - it needed an update because it was badly marked up with the move - and being shoved into an unused room with tons of boxes and pictures...........and it can always be changed back to this - it's only paint and it's what I do after all :)
It seemed just a little too " elegant " this way -
And I was looking for " fun " for it's new room
AND what you don't see in that photo is that I never painted the interior ( I'm a master of disguise like that )
For some reason, when they're pieces I'm going to keep, I never seem to finish them
Any way it's now freshly painted inside and out - and my Paris wallpaper was applied to the back wall
( I've been hoarding that wallpaper for so long you wouldn't believe - time to use it already ) and it's more
suiting for this room ( which will be mostly used by 2 little ones when they have sleepovers ! )
It looks like I stopped 3/4's of the way up - but there's a ledge there - I may wall paper it right to the top but it's going to be difficult because the top curves and there's frames and ugggghhh.
Shelves ( 2 of them ) still have to go in there so maybe it won't matter after all ?
John says - It's nice - but it won't show when you put everything in it............
Suzan thinks about that for a minute
Suzan says - Oh go do something - leave me alone !!!
Because, of course, he's absolutely right.( and I'm a blonde )
So you're going to see it before it actually gets used
It adds just the right whimsical ( hidden ) touch, don't you think? ( ok - 3 words that are so overused in Bloglandia and that's one of them - Whimsical - the other 2 would be Awesome and Pop of Color ) I use all three so don't be offended by my observation LOL
But isn't this the most whimsical wall paper? Don't you just love the pop of color? I think it's awesome if I do say so myself
want to see how this looked when I saw it in a shop? ( packed to the brim with Elvis tchotchke's )
H.I.D.E.O.U.S. - you really have to have some sort of vision to be in this business let me tell you.
Or lack there of LOL - it actually hurts my eyes to look at the before.
lets look at the after again to erase that completely from your mind
and then to tie the little bits of red and black into the pale blue and white room - I'm picking 2 of these up
they're just small enough to have one on the side of the bed and the other at the foot.
I'll be at these fabulous parties this week!
The Dedicated House Between Naps on the Porch Coastal Charm
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia A Stroll Thru Life Stone Gable
An Extraordinary Day Kathe with an E Not Just a Housewife
Homework The Winthrop Chronicles The DIY Dreamer
Savvy Southern Style Gingersnap Crafts DIY by Design
Share a daily cup of Mrs. Olson From my Front Porch to Yours I Gotta Create
Katherine's Corner The Charm of Home Shabby Art Boutique
Redoux Interiors My Turn for Us My Romantic Home
The Shabby Nest Miss Mustard Seed Simple Nature Decor
Remodelaholic DIY Vintage Chic Funky Junk Interiors
Be Different - Act Normal Pieced Pastimes The CHicken Chick
Redhead Can Decorate Knick of Time Home Stories A to Z
Ginger Snap Crafts Lil' Luna ( link party palooza ) Southern Hospitality
Le Chateau des Fleurs
That is an awesome makeover, Suzan. Love the whimsical touch the paper brings to the piece. I'm trying to work in all the of those terms. Lol Honestly, I love everything about it and you'll know that lovely paper is at the back and so will we!ReplyDelete
Good Monday morning to you! I think the cabinet is looking pretty sweet with that wallpaper inside it. And yes, it was a bit hideous when you purchased it. I love the round floor mats. So fun and the graphics kind of go with the Paris paper. Have a great day!ReplyDelete
I LOVE it, Suzan! I would have definitely used that gorgeous wallpaper inside (hey, it meets all the criteria... whimsical, awesome, and with a pop of color)~ and then just stuffed the cabinet a little less full so that the paper peeks through. You can always put a couple of hooks on the sides of the cabinet to hand some of your beautiful linens from or put a coat rack hook next to it.ReplyDelete
Drop dead gorgeous. So glad to have discovered your blog!!!
She's beautiful and I love the Paris wallpaper, the perfect touch!ReplyDelete
OMG, it's gorgeous Suzan I love that wallpaper. I wish I had the patience to wallpaper backs of furniture!ReplyDelete
Mary @ Orphans With Makeup
I absolutely love it!!!! Everything about it!!!! You have such vision Suzan, it is absolutely gorgeous!!!! The Paris wallpaper is the perfect touch, I too am so glad I found your blog!! It is a daily dose of sunshine for me!!! Love ya girl, your sense of style and especially your sense of humor!!!!! You make me smile😄😄😄😘😘😘 Have a blessed day!!!!!ReplyDelete
I love it! I think I would have to display something so I could see it. It's so pretty even without shelves. xoxoReplyDelete
I don't mind where the paper stopped. It is not jarring. I think it puts more focus on the arch. So so pretty! I'm just loving those doorless armoires. ( I really wrote "armless". That just shows that I think furniture is animated.) xoxoReplyDelete
It is so whimsical and love the pop of color in the paper and of course you are awesome so there you go!!!! Seriously it looks so pretty and fun. Love this. I will put my towel in there when I come to float in the pool!ReplyDelete
Wow, Suzan, I soooo love it. It`s gorgeous. Love the Paris wallpaper in the back.ReplyDelete
Hugs from here
Love the wallpaper backing. It's gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Dang, I want that.ReplyDelete
That couldn't be more you. Looks like you could have designed that paper yourself.ReplyDelete
What a fun room!
Perfect makeover/freshen up! I love the wallpaper and just maybe you will see a peek of it depending on what goes inside. Absolutely lovely! Patty/NSReplyDelete
It looks pretty Suzan! I love the wallpaper. I bet you'll be able to see enough of it. Looking forward to seeing all the goodies you put in it.ReplyDelete
It looks, well I would say awesome, but my other go to's are pretty or great lol. I do use pop of colour but prefer lovely to whimsical haha. Anyways it's new look is... charming and fresh.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, I love it ( and I'm completely coveting your wallpaper OMG)! Somehow your going to have to show some of it. It is whimsical, awesome, and has a great POP of color. Lol. Perfect!ReplyDelete
its beautiful! The wallpaper backing is lovely an who cares if you can't see it when its filled , we know its there in all its beauty, men just don't see the whole picture sometimes,ReplyDelete
I think it's pretty awesome too! Great jobs and I love the paper inside.ReplyDelete
Suzan, I think you did an outstanding job on your chest. It looks terrific and I love the wallpaper in the inside.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Happy Summer - how's the pool?
I think it turned out great. I love the Paris paper and can totally see why you were hoarding until the right project came along.ReplyDelete
I love it!!! Absolutely gorgeous!! You worked your magic again Suzan. It doesn't matter that you won't see all the wallpaper when it's full... you'll know it's there.ReplyDelete
What a makeover! I like it! Linda@Wetcreek BlogReplyDelete
That's so gorgeous, I LOVE the wall paper.ReplyDelete
Swoon! So lovely! Great choice on the wall paper.ReplyDelete
Suzan, how awesomely whimsical with just the right pop of color! Okay, I'm in love with that wallpaper. Beautiful cabinet...beautiful makeover. I think "beautiful" could be #4.ReplyDelete
Marie@The Interior Frugalista
What an "awesome" cabinet, Suzan! The wallpaper is perfect for this and adds that bit of "whimsy" to it. Got nothing on the third one. ; )ReplyDelete
AWESOME!! You created the most WHIMSICAL piece for your guest room! Love the POP OF COLOR you added with the wallpaper. Way to go Suzan!ReplyDelete
I love, love, love your cabinet!!! I have been searching for one and they are very hard to find! You have done an amazing job re-doing it! Absolutely Gorgeous! Happy Summer! Karen
Such a gorgeous piece and I love what you did to the inside. Adds so much more!!ReplyDelete
Love the wallpaper. Just the perfect amount of whimsy. The pops of color on the rug will add a lot to the room. The whole room is going to be awesome!ReplyDelete
Oh, I love it. So nice.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! Love it Suzanne! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop! Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Well, Suzan, it's another fabulous piece. I love the wallpaper and that the armoire is open -- without doors. I was going to say it's "whimsical and awesome with a pop of color", but no way I'm going to leave that comment now. ;-) I'd like to invite you to share your armoire and other guest room posts at Every Room In the House. We're partying in the guest room the month of June. Here's the link:http://www.ajoyfulcottage.com/2014/06/every-room-in-house-party-6.htmlReplyDelete
I hope you'll come. ~ Nancy
Found this on myturnforus link party and I LOVE THIS! You did a fabulous job. It is simply gorgeous and I really love the wallpaper the most. It's a bummer that you can't still see it when the armoire is full, but at least you'll get a sweet peek at it every now and then.ReplyDelete
~Jenise @ DIYFunIdeas.com
I love the vision you had for this piece. Pardon me, but I must say it turned out Awesome!!! I love that paper. What a treasure you have there.ReplyDelete
This is absolutely lovely.ReplyDelete
Sam @ creativelysams.com
Suzan, she is gorgeous! I love the wall paper and I love those over used words too! lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.ReplyDelete
so fun! Magnifique!ReplyDelete
Such a gorgeous makeover! Love the paper...just makes it. Thanks for sharing. You will be one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouseReplyDelete
The paper is a wonderful touch. It's like wearing pretty undies. No one knows but you, and it gives you a little thrill.ReplyDelete
And I think "kiddos" and "amazing" are the blog words that irk me. (And I'm guilty of using "amazing" - but it's because I am! hahaha!)
That is just enchanting! Love it!ReplyDelete
Hi Suzan, just hopping by to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.ReplyDelete
You are a busy girl! So cute, I love all the Frenchiness about this!ReplyDelete
Love this cabinet, Suzan! The paper is darling, and it will show sometimes! :) Lovely piece.ReplyDelete
That cabinet actual looked sad in the 'before' picture. So glad you rescued it and gave it the a make over and the appreciative home it deserves.ReplyDelete
Just shared on twitter. XOReplyDelete
Merci Isabelle !!!Delete