HAND PAINTED TREE & STRIPES ARTWORK ON AN ARMOIRE & TUTORIAL
This pine armoire has been in my living room for years and I love it, just where it is. When I purchased it they told me it was from Stratford, England. The inside looked very old and had old shelf paper on the shelves. I store lots of vases, serving pieces, punch bowl, party dishes and lots of other things in it. It's very large and holds a lot. Thank goodness!
My house is small and I don't have a lot of storage.
For a long time I've been wanting to paint it, but just haven't been sure which way to go. One day when I was painting another piece of furniture, I knew that was the color for the armoire. And, I thought black would look really good with the greenie beigy color.
Using vertical strokes, I painted over the pine with a light coat of the greenie beige so the color of the pine would show through. Then, I drew and painted the tree, then drew and painted the stripes with one coat of black (vertical strokes) and trimmed it with metallic gold. I still love the way it looks. I'm very happy with my yellow walls, but if I ever paint them a different color I think the neutral colors on the armoire would still look good.