Monday, January 9, 2012

2012 Project

I haven't really started a project list this year.  I have been remodeling and recreating for the past two and a half years on this home and most of the projects have been completed.

One thing that I have wanted to do for SEVERAL years is to paint this armoire.  I couldn't find a recent picture of it.  This one is two years old.

Currently it is in our master bedroom and the flat screen TV is inside it.

Eventually we will hang the TV on the wall, and this piece can be repurposed.

I have a couple of ideas.  One is as a bar.
This one is from Country Living.  I love the old mirrors in the doors.

The other idea, is just as a storage cabinet, and I love this painted look.

It looks like a big project and I am not sure when I will get to it, but when I do, I will share it with you.

Tomorrow I hope to post pictures of my booth in the antique mall.
Welcome Home,
Penny

25 comments:

Jan Tanis Designs said...

I can't wait to see the results of what you do with your armoire! Whatever you do, I know it will be beautiful! :)

Kathleen Grace said...

As much as I love wood, and I really do, I love paint more. I think painting a nicely detailed piece of furniture just brings out the details in a way that the wood tone doesn't! Earl is mystified by this attitude. Completely mystified. Your inspiration pieces just have a magical quality about them. The armoire is gong to beautiful!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Two beautiful ways to go. Love them both.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hmmm, I love both looks and both ideas for it, Penny!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Penny both look fabulous but I really love the old mirrors on the first one!

Vee said...

Nice inspiration photos, makes me wonder if you'd go with a combination of both approach. Have you spent your days at the antique mall? Hope that you have help!

Paula said...

I can't wait to see what you do!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Penny, I love both of your inspiration photos. I know yours will be beautiful.
Hugs,
Sherry

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Hi Penny, Happy New Year a little late. I was just catching up on reading, and I wanted to wish you good luck with your booth. Wish I could visit it. As for this post, I'm sending it to a friend who has the same amoire!

Daffodil Hill said...

This piece is gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

whatever you do, I know it will kick butt and be perfect! Getting a "new" armoire for our master bedroom is on my list too. Can't wait to see your booth!

Debbie said...

What a great piece to work with!
I like the mirrors in the doors too...beautiful!

Pondside said...

Great ideas, Penny! I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

April said...

If anyone can do it, YOU CAN! Can't wait to see pics. of your booth!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

One looks much harder than the other....curious to see which inspiration photo will be the one you try to emulate!

Jeanne said...

Good morning Penny, I came over here this morning hoping you revealed your surprise. After scrolling down to the posts I have missed I see your new adventure is in full swing. I am so happy for you and I knew you couldn't sit still in the year 2012. You will have fun with this space and I can't wait to see it finished and set up.

I love the photos you shared about your ideas for your next big makeover. And this is BIG. When we purchased our large screen TV, I gave my armoire to our grandson. It is probably still one of the few pieces he has in his apt. HA! whatever you do, I know it will be beautiful.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Jeanne

Beverly said...

That will be a big project, and I know the outcome will be fantastic.

I can hardly wait to see photos of your space.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

The one from Country Living is my favorite. What a beauty.
Sam

see you there! said...

Indeed it does look like a major project in the waiting. I really like how you repurpose things in your home from time to time.

Darla

Kelly said...

I can't wait to see it when it's done. I know you will enjoy having a big "new" piece of furniture to use and decorate with. I always love how painted pieces change a room.

Mary said...

As mentioned before, I too have a big similar armoire waiting in the wings for a new coat! Love the first one you show, the finish on the wood, AND definitely the old foxed mirror glass. Where could we find large old pieces of glass such as that I wonder! Second one is a bit too busy for me - think I'd get tired of it quickly being such an eye-catcher in that size - but then you know me, I'm rather a no print gal - love the plain but textured, except when it comes to your mosaics!!!!

Penny, how long does it take you to drive to Hendersonville? Looking forward to the reveal today hopefully.

Love ya - Mary

P.S. Everyone loves my purchase from you....especially moi!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I look forward to seeing what you decide to do with your painting project. The patterned design is incredible!

Sherri said...

Penny, you always create such great things from things you already have!! Can't wait to see what you transform this into!! It will be as lovely as the other beauties you've done!!

Lorrie said...

It'll be fun to see what you do with your armoire. We have one, too, and I'm wondering what to do with it. I don't think my husband would let me paint it since he made it. I'm only allowed to paint wood that he hasn't finished!

Scribbler said...

You should get Bryan Batt's new book, BIG EASY STYLE. He has an antique French armoire in there in his own home which he repurposed as a bar. It is FABULOUS.