Retro wardrobe before and after

Perhaps you remember this retro wardrobe I showed a little while ago…

Wardrobe before

It must have been in a little boy’s room at one time, as there was the outline of a car sticker at the top of the door.

It’s a nice shape, with cute feet and a sweet key (what is it about little locks with keys?  I just love them!)

Anyway, I just had enough Annie Sloan ‘Old White’ chalkpaint left in the tin to paint it (that stuff goes a long way – I’ve done two wardrobes now, a blanket box and some cupboard doors out of that one tin, as well as a couple of smaller things).

Here is how it looks now

Wardrobe after

I picked out the feet and the shaped detail in grey

Two tone

Do you like the little bird door knob?  I couldn’t resist it when I saw it!

Bird handle

The light was fading a bit when I took these snaps.  I’ll take some better ones, then it will be going on sale in my Etsy shop.

Next up, I’ve started work on the ‘pallet-style art’ I wanted to make for the bare wall in the playroom – the wood is just having a quick sand here

Pallet art

and today – literally with the watered down dregs of the chalkpaint tin – I’ve white-washed it, ready for some words to be stencilled on.  More soon!

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5 Comments

  1. January 24, 2013 / 6:44 pm

    Beautiful. Love the Bird handle – where did you find that little beauty? M x

  2. January 24, 2013 / 9:58 pm

    Thanks, I bought it from Next online, a little while back. I’ve seen similar, ceramic ones on Ebay.

  3. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
    January 29, 2013 / 2:34 am

    What a cool wardrobe! And I love the bird too!

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