Armoire Progress

Mon 8th, Oct, 2012

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G’day Beach Cottage people, hope you all had a sweet weekend?

Well it’s been a busy one here – some exciting things going on in Beach Cottage Land, can’t wait to tell you all more!

Anyhoo I thought I would show you the armoire progress…it’s been slow and I will tell you for why…the masking up was not for the faint of heart – 24 little panes of glass doubled up to include the insides too made for 48 panes of glass to fiddle with and mask…as you all know I am not a girl who is patient, I am rather a little more slapdash at the best….and so I kept procrastinating with that…as one does..


It took ages and I knew it would, but once it was on I was raring to get the primer on




…I am waiting to see what happens here with this primer, so far no staining seeping through, I will definitely do more than one coat of primer though…

… it’s getting there and as soon as the first brush of the primer was on I could see that this beauty is going to be exactly as I envisaged only about a million times sweeter and for about $5000 less than the ones I have had my eyes on lately.


And for that Mr Beach Cottage you had better be eternally grateful.

Just call me thrifty right?

Whaddya think, looking hot is it not?

See you soon



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44 Responses to “Armoire Progress”

  1. I can’t wait to see the finished product on this beaut! It is going to be absolutely gorgeous I know with your touch Sarah! 6 days until I hit the beaches of the Outer Banks! I had to add that in….

  2. Kim says:

    It’s going to look wonderful :) What white are you going to paint it Sarah?

  3. Susan @ Afford Your Passions says:

    It’s looking good, Sarah!

    I wouldn’t have had the patience to put masking tape on 48 panes of glass – I’d prefer to just use a razor blade to take off the excess paint later :)

    • sarah says:

      yeah I know Susan but I am so slapdash I thought that without masking tape I would get it everywhere and really regret it…I will probs need to do the razor blade trick too x

  4. Amanda says:

    Wow its such a transformation already …..Im going to love it when finished!
    I have just spied the mirror next to it …have we seen that before??? Its gorgeous!!!!


    • sarah says:

      thanks that was one of my first ever old pieces, I bought it for 5 pounds (don’t have a pound sign on my computer) back in England from a junk shop…the guy thought I was mad to want it…I loved it and shipping it there probably cost many times what I bought it for lol…it was one of the first things I painted white…x

  5. Catherine says:

    Even just with primer it looks fantastic! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

    • sarah says:

      I know, I was happily surprised about how just with the primer it went from dark and drab to me all over :-))

  6. Fiona says:

    You are very patient with the taping. I’ve just painted my front door that is a 15 paned door so I know what you are going through. Your armoire is going to look lovely. Especially once you’ve got your pretty things inside it.
    Cheers Fiona

  7. Neen says:


  8. HRH Sarah says:

    It’s absolutely gorgeous already! Can’t wait to see her all finished :)

  9. Nice job! She’ll fit in with the rest of the cottage just beautifully…xx

    • sarah says:

      thanks Janelle, she is much prettier in white than I had hoped…shame I can’t say the same about myself roflmao x

  10. laurie says:

    Oooooooo! Looking sooooo good, Sarah! :)

    xoxo laurie

  11. Alice says:

    I say HOT HOT HOT!!!

  12. Candice says:

    I need to hug that awesome peice of furniture . Can’t wait to see her all finished . You must be smileing each time you pass that project . Love it .

    • sarah says:

      hello, yes I love it

      oh and I haven’t forgotten…just been very busy..it’s on my list :-)))

  13. jenni says:

    guess what i already like it as it is xxx

  14. Julie says:

    It’s gorgeous! A little touch of grey would be perfect. It will be a show stopper!!

  15. Jojo3b says:

    Exciting!!!! You can just tell by how its come up with just the primer on that it’s going to look fabulous. Best wishes . :)

  16. alison says:

    Ya killing me girl with these occasional hints on this really big news you have. Keep milking it!!! LOL LOL

    What are you going to put in the armoire?


    • sarah says:

      ahhh, well just wait there are two very big things in the pipeline in my life…have to keep pinching myself lol!

  17. Lark says:

    Looking gorgeous!!!

  18. Looove It, how gorgeous! Now to tape all over again for the next coat!

  19. Desiree says:

    It has been ages ! I had to think about you and thought I just drop in and say HI :)

    • sarah says:

      hellooo how are you, I think I saw you in a recent IKEA thing I was reading somewhere on my travels, would that be right? x

      • Desiree says:

        My home was in IKEA Live yes but that was about 2 years ago.. maybe you have seen my blogs for IKEA Family ;) Or they must have added those old pics to the Australian family magazine.. Although the one I was in was the last worldwide (23 countries) family live magazine …

  20. Angela Kimber says:

    Hi Sarah,
    Did it have a a dark stain on it or varnish and what sort of primer do you use? I have an old rimu dresser with a very dark stain on it. Have tried sanding but doesn’t really shift it. I want to paint it white of course. Any tips? I love your cottage. I have an over 100 year old cottage in Raglan NZ am about to embark on major renovations as it is quite delapidated. Thanks.

  21. Kat says:

    Ive been visiting your blog for inspirational ideas for a while now! I love it and what you are doing here is amazing! its given me the courage to st art my own! Ive just moved into a new house this past two weeks and on Tuesday morning I picked up a old worn wooden dinning room table which Ive started to sand back and going to give it a white wash! Hopefully it turn out how i have imagined it!
    I also just started my personal blog but haven’t had to much time yet to say much my life’s to buys watching everyone else’s than writing my own! but i defiantly display my table once its finished! (btw jobjoggas is my work one! )
    Ill keep watch!