“Once in a while something takes my breath away and this makeover just did.” said a reader

This failed furniture flip was found on the curbside and brought home for a makeover. With some TLC and a little DIY it is now Fabulously French made over with hardware and appliques from D. Lawless Hardware and Chalk-Acrylic Paints from Shabby Paints.

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This dark and drab TV Armoire had the huge cut out of the backing for the old school tube TVs. It also was missing a couple of knobs, had a broken hinge and the latex paint was failing and peeling off in places.

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I took it all apart, replaced the backing and studied it up, changed out the hardware from D. Lawless Hardware, added some appliques. I painted it a base color of Lillian Grey, trimmed it in Snow White and used Black ReVax as a glaze to age and antique it. I sealed it with Sheer Vax… I love these Shabby Paints products as I am able to paint inside out of the Southern Heat and Humidity, even the top coats are non toxic and VOC free. Now look how this beast is now such a beauty!

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It is so amazing what some paint and some accessories can do for just about anything. This piece now has a solid backing, one more shelf than it did before so it is to be used as a storage armoire not a tube TV armoire anymore.

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Just look at how three paint products and a little “icing” appliques and hardware can transform a piece…. I am in L O V E!

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This project was created for The Fab Flippin Furniture Contest month of August – theme is “Icing on the cake”

To see more: http://uniquelygrace.com/icing-on-the-cake-an-armoire-makeover-with-d-lawless-hardware-and-shabby-paints/