I found this little wardrobe a few months ago and just knew that with a little vision and paint it could be transformed. Here is the before and in progress.After a few coats of Annie Sloan French Linen and hand painted gold details, the vintage wardrobe is finished!
It was sanded back to smoothness and waxed in Annie Sloan clear wax for that gorgeous, hand rubbed finish. The gold details add a little pop against the grey.
The interior was stained in General Finishes java gel stain. This brought out the richness of the old wood while also giving it a cleaned up finish. The interior has both a small metal rod on the right as well as a wooden rod on the left for clothing.
I staged it for a little girl’s room using my daughter’s clothing that I have kept safe upstairs in a little drawer. Just a few special pieces!The wardrobe can actually go in any room of the house. It would be great for storing linens or towels as well and I love the vintage wheels on its feet.Now for sale on Etsy!
I just love this piece. How did you make the rosettes? Just perfect.
Hi Jane, I actually hand painted those rosettes in gold. Thanks!
This is so beautiful. Love your extra touch with the gold.
The rosettes are so beautifully painted and give the perfect touch. A beautiful piece
Wow! So nice!!!
chris aka monkey
suzanne oh my word you have no idea how gorgeous this would be in my bedroom that i just painted a little darker grey with barely there yellow touches, i knew this was going to be perfect from your little tease, how i wish i couldd afford to buy and ship this to me xx
I just SO wish you could too! How I would love that!
THIS is just beautiful! As are all your pieces……but this one really caught my eye. May I ask what paint you used for the gold details? I love the subtle ness of it
Hi Cathy, thanks so much! The paint is antique gold by Martha Stewart. I bought it at Home Depot and love it!
What a beautiful piece, Suzanne. I love how you hand painted the gold flowers. It makes it unique and original. Great job,
Thank you, Mary – I so appreciate that coming from you 🙂
All I can hear in my head, is Stevie Wonder’s ‘Isn’t She Lovely’! What a sweet wardrobe! Just lovely!
Thanks, Elisabeth! Great to hear from you!
Hazel Mae Home
Thank you so much!
The hand painted detail on the doors was a lovely design choice for this piece. You always add an amazing touch with each of your transformations!
Jamie | anderson + grant
I love the idea of seeing this in a little girls room to hold clothes or dress up supplies. The painted flowers on the front are really beautiful!
Marie @ The Interior Frugalista
Wow Suzanne it is stunning! Love the hand painted flower detail and you definitely made the right choice leaving the interior natural. You staged it and photographed it beautifully too – really tells a story!
Once again you have out done yourself. I would love to be as talented as you are.
You make me blush lol! Thank you so much!
Well I think Princess Charlotte has a new wardrobe — love how you styled it — puts me right back in the UK. Really lovely and your hand painting makes it so special!
Just beautiful Suzanne
Thanks so much, Fiona!