I love the look of iron and reclaimed wood together, I feel like it brings the best of both worlds together…clean lines and old character.
I showed my dad some tables in the RH catalog a while back to see if he could weld some frames for me. He took down some measurements and next thing I know, he’s got a set of tables ready for some wood.
We have made a few sets of this style and have a slight variation to the style for the next round, just to keep things different…stay tuned for those!
I picked up this armoire at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago, I really liked the curvy lines so it came home with us! It was the typical late 70′s dark walnut finish, I forgot to take a before pic!
I started with a light grey diy chalk paint, followed by two different paint washes…the first was an onyx, which is almost black, then followed by a coco wash. The coco wash really softened up the black wash and tied it all together. I finished it off with some furniture wax from Miss Mustard Seed. It is by far the best furniture wax I have ever used, it smells like lotion and goes on oh so smooth!
Here are some pics…
For more information on where to find this sweet armoire, drop me an email!!
When I saw these signs at Restoration Hardware, I fell in love with them instantly, but not so much their $550 price tag! They are currently on sale for $412….not much better.
So, when I came across these ugly canvases, I knew I could re-create them!!
The first step was painting them all black, then I taped off a border, to make the white frame. Then I measured and figured out how big to make my stencils. I cut my stencils and laid them out and traced….
Then it’s just a matter of painting the letters!
I debated between selling them and keeping them, I think for now I will be keeping them! I hung them in our basement and they work great in this area!