One night when we were closed, a customer spotted an antique armoire through the window of the House&Canvas shop. It was love at first sight!! She contacted me and we arranged a pickup. It was sad to see it go!
One of my favorite things about refinishing furniture is watching the piece gain a new lease on life! It’s hard to believe that the gorgeous, antique armoire was originally purchased out of the back of an old trailer in the middle of winter!
A Few “Little” Repairs:
I brought it to my workshop where it needed quite a bit of TLC. Lots of wood glue to attach the broken veneer pieces and several coats of Shellac to prevent bleeding through the paint.
I decided to paint the armoire using Champaigne House&Canvas Furniture Paint. The piece was in rough shape, so to work with its antique look, I heavily distressed it and used Walnut Furniture Wax to add a dirty, antiqued look. The Furniture Wax does double duty – one, to add a decorative antique finish, and two, to seal and protect the paint, adding durability.
This piece turned out fantastic, it is now living a new life in its new home!