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76th Power of Paint Party… A Favorite

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Welcome Paint Lovers…

With summer just underway I’ve been taking it low-key, so I decided to share one of my favorite paint transformations on an armoire I scored from Craigslist.

So here’s a paint project flashback…

Look what I scored for only $25!

I’d been watching Craig for a month hoping to score one.  I wanted an armoire to put in our master bedroom to hide the flat screen hanging on the wall.

Here’s the steps I took:

1st – take off doors, remove drawers and hardware

2nd – sand lightly

3rd – cut the back out of the top section (so our wall mounted TV could slide on in)

4th – prime with Kilz (what I had in the garage)

5th – give it 2 coats of white paint.  My 1st coat I used up my White on White Glidden paint that I received FREE from one of their giveaways.  The 2nd coat I went and bought Valspar’s White in Satin (their pre-mixed from Lowes)

6th – spray painted all the hardware with my love, Oil Rubbed Bronze (ORB)

7th -  Wait impatiently till it’s all dry to reassemble

And here she is….

Isn’t she pretty all creamy white?

Love the hardware all ORB’ed .

Love the detailed carvings…

and lots of glorious storage inside & of course the perk of hiding of the TV!

So… total cost = $32!

$25 armoire

$8 quart of paint

Not bad!

So what have you been painting?

Power of Paint Party Rules:

#1… This is a PAINT party… so pretty please, link-up only paint related projects.  I HATE deleting!

#2… Please put my nifty POPP button (you can find it up in my menu bar’s BUTTONS) in your blog post or a link back to this party somewhere on your blog… that way others from your blog can check out all the paint projects too.

#3… Share the Love… visit the other paint pals.

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  1. Hi, MaryAnn! You surre have some great ideas! Question for you – do you ever use a paint sprayer, or do you usually use a paint brush on furniture?

  2. thanks for hosting the linky party – love love love what you did with the cabinet, the paint is beautiful, love the baskets. a beautiful job!

    Mary @ Redo 101

  3. Maryann, just found your blog, and I love it what great stuff you have. I am now a follower. thank you for hosting the paint party


  4. You found that on Craiglist for $25?!! I'm a little jealous, its simply gorgeous! Great transformation. By the way, thanks for hosting! XOXO

    1. Hi, MaryAnn! You surre have some great ideas! Question for you – do you ever use a paint sprayer, or do you usually use a paint brush on furniture?

  5. really pretty!!!! It's still amazing how wonderful things look in a fresh coat of white. love it!

  6. Wow Maryann, you found a wonderful Armoire! yay for you. And the finished product is way too beautiful. I love the oil rubbed bronze too…Did some hardware knobs and a plant stand…loved the finished look. Great post.

  7. Twenty Five bucks?! Get outta town! That's just stunning. I'd love to have that in my home. You've done an incredible job 🙂

  8. Beautiful! I love the design. I have been watching Craigslist also for something like this…and specifically to hide the TV!

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