Thursday, July 5, 2012

Turquoise Jewelry Armoire

I picked up this little jewelry armoire at a yard sale a couple weeks ago for $25:

Not exactly a priceless antique, but I liked the carved details and thought I'd like it even better white. 
Then I changed my mind and painted it turquoise. Or, to be precise, I painted it Martha Stewart Hummingbird Blue.  Yes, on my kitchen table.  That's how I roll.  Hmm, note to self... clean out the garage.

Freshly painted, and a little too pristine for my taste, so I roughed it up a little bit around the edges:

Applied a dark glaze to accent the details and give it a little drama.  Now it looks like it had an interesting past life, maybe storing feather boas in a bordello.  But probably not.

Then I decoupaged some scrapbook paper to the frame of the interior mirror (and took a bad pic of it):

Finally, I filled it with my costume priceless jewelry collection.  I have a lot more jewelry than I thought:

I took a couple pics in different light and the color looks completely different.  Here it is in the sunroom, looking slightly washed out:

And here it is in the bedroom with the color looking slightly more saturated than it is.  Neither looks exactly right, but in person it is precisely how I envisioned it, and I guess that is what counts. :)

I'm partying at Furniture Friday, Potpourri Friday, Feathered Nest Friday, and Show and Tell Friday this week. Have a great weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by!


Mel said...

whoa, that is a fantastic update. I really like that colour, I will have to keep that name in mind.

Another fab update.

Honey at 2805 said...

The blue color is so pretty! It's nice that you left the top wood stained!
Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG that is gorgeous!!! It looks like an expensive antique jewelry armoire...Great job!


Pen Pen said...

Love it, love it, love it!! Now I want one! The blue is gorgeous!

Anne said...

Tracy I love how you transformed the jewelry armoire. I really like the color too. You did a great job.
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Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

Turquoise is one of my favorite colors, so I love the color choice you picked. I think it has much more of a "wow" factor than white would have, and the contract of the blue and the reddish wood underneath is quite nice!

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✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Wow! Your jewelry cabinet is gorgeous!!! I love how you painted it.


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What a beautiful piece - and the color you chose really brings out the details!

Anonymous said...

Tracy you've done it again and it doesn't matter what color you're working in :) Congratulations!


Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I never understood those big ole jewelry pieces......until now. In the first picture I thought, omg that's adorable. I didn't even notice it was jewelry deal. Love it. Totally transformed and it looks great there with the matching mirror above it. Now I am going to be keeping my eye out for one to transform. I am in love! Newest follower!!!!

mississauga plumbing companies said...

Amazingly painted, the furniture looks brand new again, in other words, with a new life.Thanks for showing us.

Jennifer Leible said...

I love this! I was wondering what type of dark glaze you used? I'm still trying to figure out what kind of glaze I like. I have the Martha Stewart glaze in Black Coffee right now.

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