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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..

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

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…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.

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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

S

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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!!!!

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    • 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:

    SWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEET !!! ;)

  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?

    alison

    • 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!