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The Liza Armoire

"Should I paint the hardware or leave it?" This is one of the top 5 questions I get asked the most. I have a general rule of thumb that I like to follow.

"If the hardware distracts from the piece, paint it. If it adds something special, leave it."-Thirty Eighth Street's Golden Rule. :)

The Liza Armoire was in great shape, she had curvy legs and nice detail. But, the color of the wood paired with the brassy hardware made this piece feel outdated.  I wanted to lighten her up a bit and chose to refinish her in Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan in French Linen. I really love this color... it's a warm neutral grey and goes on so buttery soft.

The hardware and hinges were painted to match. Do you see how by painting the hardware that all of those little still details pop yet the hardware isn't the first thing you notice? Your eye goes to the entire fabulous Ms. Liza herself and not to just her knockers (no pun intended). ;)

Here are a few more of her yummy details...

To paint or not to paint, that is the question...

Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street

1 comment

  1. I have really enjoyed your website because of my shared interest in painting furniture. i think you do beaitful work and I just find pleasure in looking at the transformations made with each piece.
    I don t care for the commercialism that seems to be appearing in your newsletter.s of late.