French Eggshell Fusion Paint was the perfect choice for this armoire in our office. Soft, beautiful, and goes so nicely with our new rug!
Well, my last makeover was a hit …or not. lol I know not everyone loved it and that’s okay! We can’t all love all the things. But I do love sharing different ideas or ways of doing things anyway.
I have to say though, I (and both my husband and I) are loving the new look. And all it took was white paint and some decorative vinyl (any kind would work… floral, wood grain, grasscloth, etc). Just apply it to your piece of furniture (or whatever you wish!) for a fun new look. Even if only temporary (in terms of longevity compared to other treatments) it’s fun to change things up sometimes.
I just wanted to give them a new look (and change the color per what else is going on in the room) and this fit the bill. Plus, I am still looking for nightstands to go in their place.
And when I find them, I can simply pull the vinyl off and give the drawer fronts a quick paint of white or any other color to send them off to their new home at some point, right?! For sure.
Anyway, today I’m sharing a very basic (but also very simple) makeover.
This armoire makeover with French Eggshell Fusion Mineral Paint…
Nothing fancy here but simplicity is beautiful sometimes, isn’t it?
This is an old armoire that we’ve had for at least around 7-8 years or so. I found it at a garage sale for $10.
It’s since been used in a spare room to hold extra clothes and such.
But since my husband and I both now have new, larger closet spaces, we no longer need it for that purpose.
I considered getting rid of it and then thought it’d be perfect to use in our newly remodeled office space.
Good for keeping things out of sight but still really available.
I’ll share what I’m using it for in a bit.
But first, let’s talk about this Fusion paint again.
I didn’t have too much prep since this was an unfinished piece of furniture. I simply wiped it down and began painting.
I did use a different brush this time and I liked it much better. I meant to mention that in my other post (the nightstand one) because I used the same brush on that one and it went much better.
So brushes with this paint seem to matter. ( I used one similar to >>> this)
I also made sure my brush was wet and kept a spritz bottle of water close by and used it as needed.
You can find this French Eggshell paint in my online shop, here.
Here is how it looked when I started…
I didn’t even remove the doors or drawers to paint this one. It went so quickly.
This was a truly simple painting project. (and I’m telling you that to nudge you to get going on whatever project you might be intimidated to start…just start…you can do it!)
I was done in no time.
And it only took one coat. (for the most part) I did go back over a few areas but it had really great coverage.
I mean what? How amazing is that?
This French Eggshell Fusion paint just really covered well. And it’s a gorgeous color.
Very similar to Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg which is a favorite of mine.
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And look at that luster…
I decided not to top coat this and I don’t think it needs it.
I bought these knobs at TJ Maxx to use on it but decided against them once I got the armoire painted.
So I went to check out my stash in the garage and found these…
I’m using this armoire for big equipment like my printer and projector.
The printer is large and is an eyesore so it’s nice to have it tucked away. (it’s wireless so that makes it easy)
I have stencils and extra paper/labels in the first drawer.
I haven’t filled up the second drawer yet. (haha…I will though!)
I’m still working on the office remodel so everything is still a work in progress.
Like these, I found also at TJ Maxx recently. I will be hanging these above the armoire I think.
I have bins on the other side of the armoire for all my florals and such. I plan to stack 2 more bins for fabric and ribbon.
Easy to get to and see what is in each.
I will be sharing the whole office soon. (a room I’ve never shared here on the blog before)
I adore the rug. I actually bought it a year or so ago.
This French Eggshell goes so nicely with it. (and so does Ryder, haha!)
You can find the rug >>> here.
He is my constant companion of course!
I’m very much liking the Fusion paints and looking forward to using them more.
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I’ll be sharing this fun makeover next…
UPDATE!! See it now, here!
Have a beautiful (and safe!) weekend friends!