Aqua Armoire

Last week I “showed you the progress” on the painting of my TV armoire in our master bedroom.  I also admitted I hadn’t cleaned the room or made the bed since I started the project.  Admitting that made me go on a mission to get ‘er done!  Well here she is in all her aqua glory!IMG_0438

Let’s have a look at her before shall we?IMG_0306 And the after…lighter, fresher…more today.


The armoire wasn’t awful beforehand.  It was a medium wood tone.  However, I have so much wood going on with my dresser, nightstands, and bed base that I wanted to lighten up the space.  So the half wood/half laminate armoire became my victim.  If you missed my post on how to paint laminate click here.IMG_0441I used Lake Champlain in Satin by Dutch Boy’s Refresh Line. It was a nice color but needed to be toned down a bit to tie in the rest of the decor.  I used Ralph Lauren’s glaze in Smoke. Here is a close-up of the finish.IMG_0440

I would love for the armoire to stay closed, it looks so much nicer with the doors shut. 


But here is how it looks 99% of the time.

IMG_0434I added $7 open woven baskets from The Christmas Tree Shops.  They were perfect for the DVD player and the cable box.  IMG_0435I just poked the cords through the basket.  Since it so loosely woven the remote still works through the basket but the “stuff” is hidden.

IMG_0436 I am absolutely in love with this space.  Where once my master was my least favorite room in the house it has now gained a little with all the little changes.  What do you think?


Here are the posts you missed on my master “refreshment.”

Little Loveseat Reupholstery

Stained/Painted End Table

Little Birdie Lamp

Home Sweet Home Pillow


I am linking up to these parties.