Thursday, April 29, 2010

Living Room Armoire Reveal!
Thank you Cindy at for hosting Show and Tell Friday!
 I am going to show and tell my pretty new Armoire!
I have been going crazy trying to find a cabinet/armoire
to conceal my giant un shabby tv in my living room!
 I finaaly found this $10 broken armoire at a tag sale! Do you see the potential?
 (ignore my garage messy studio in the background).
Before Makeover Pic~
1.I removed the doors and wood glued the broken one back together.
2. I primed the entier cabinet with a REALLY good primer.
3. I put 2 coats of white latex paint on the entire thing, inside outside and the back.
4.After painting I put doors back on and spray painted knobs and hardware.
WAAA LAAAA! A pretty shabby cabinet!

Before Makeover Pic~
Below is the big giant ugly black box I want to conceal!

 Swoon worthy in my opinion!
 Especially once I add some pretty shabby chic details!
I am jumping up and down over the ability to close the doors on the TV!
A Pretty Picture of my Living Room....
not done yet, but much better don't ya think!
My husband remarked when he got home tonight...WOW
the living room is officially shabbed out!
We did have to sacrifice our 42 " tv for a 25 " tv our big one
was a couple of inches too small to my family's dismay... I thought my
husband would be upset but he acted like he really did not mind?!
(Although, when we changed it out he seemed a bit irritable, maybe it was
because I dropped the giant tv on my finger and I acted like a big baby, but it was really heavy!)
This is the other side of my living room.
I really am wishing I had big beautiful fluffy white sofas or slipcovers,
 but for now the pretty chenille blankets will have to work.
If I can wait patiently for an armoire I can wait for two large slipcovers
at a next to nothing price....remember I am on a budget!
Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Don't forget to check out more Show and Tell ideas at 
 I will see you again on Pink Saturday I will be featured at
and I will be sharing my Pretty in Pink Bathroom with you!


  1. I am betting you were doing the Happy Dance. Yeah to not having to look at tv when not in use. Those armoires are great for lots of storage, and you got a bargain too.

  2. That is unreal!!! You did such a great job on that armoire! Living room looks good too!

  3. Olivia in my household I would go before the big screen tv........LOL. maybe someday I will get a armoire big enough to cover it.

  4. Wow! That's all I have to say about that!

  5. Oliviaaaaaaaaa, that's stunning, sugar!!!!! Ohmygosh, how cute that is now. I'm loving it and you did such a good job. I can picture some rose decals on it, chick. Beautiful....

  6. Oh WOW!! What a fabulous job you did with the Armoire, I love it :) I would have to find a HUGE one to house our 42" flat screen tv, as hubby will not part with it. That's okay, I've gotten use to it :) We have a floral sofa, and I have a White Matelasse bedspread draped over it, but hopefully one day (soon) I will have a nice white slipcover to put over it. I'm planning to do a couple of posts in the very near future, with photos of my living room and my dining room. Perhaps sometime next week. Thanks so much for sharing your transformation, you did a terrific job!! Warmest always, Brenda

  7. Wow: What a difference! I always think I am going to paint my furniture and then I never have the courage. Yours came out so pretty. Thank you for sharing your treasure. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  8. Your cabinet turned out great!It's always a nice treat to have something pretty and new.

  9. WOW..what an amazing transformation of that armoire. Love it. I adore you couch the way it is. That chenille cover is just so beautiful. I had to click on the pictures to enlarge them and oh my girl..I love your room. Just beautiful

  10. Love, love, love this!! You did a great job Olivia! What a lucky girl to have your honey ok with downsizing the tv! Have a great weekend!

  11. what a sweet and pretty room! So shabby chic and cozy...makes we want to enjoy my coffee right there! Beautiful!

  12. I think the most amazing part was getting your hubby to use a smaller t.v. :) Wow! You KNOW you are loved then :)

    WOW!! You did awesome! What a great find! & really you did an amazing job! Your home looks like such a WONDERFUL place to live!

    Thanks for stopping by & saying hello! I am happy to meet you!!!

  13. Hi Olivia,
    I stopped by because we have followed each other by way of my blog The Greentiques Solution. I would like now to personally invite you to join me at my new blog called Tools Are For Women Too! Right now I have a giveaway going on, a link party planned for Monday, a Link Party Directory where bloggers can list their parties, and just a lot of great stuff. Please stop by if you can. Rory

  14. Olivia wow! that is one great makeover! love how it turns out.. suits your living room nicely.

  15. Love it, love it, love it!!! I hope you will give details on how you refinished it, because I have one that is almost the spitting image of the "before" picture and would love to have it look like the "after!"

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  16. that is an amazing find and a wonderful makeover of the perfect piece for your tv. (I hate how the tv always seems to take over a room, I am searching for a solution to the problem, ,but I don't think my hubby would be as supportive of reducing the size of the "idiot-box" and ours isn't really that big!)
    Thanks for the encouragement about this weekend. I'm steeling myself for the onslaught of 14 year old feminine energy for two days...I think I should schedule a massage for after!!
    Thanks for dropping by, good luck on the
    giveaway and have a great weekend!
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  17. gorgeous job on the armoir! well done! I love the outcome...and I have a few pieces of my own that I'd like to paint...


    i'm your newest follower...come by and see me too...i'm hosting a giveaway a couple of posts down...there's still time to enter!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  18. Olivia,
    What a fantastic transformation!! Here's to you, girl! I loves wonderful in your gorgeous shabby Living Room.
    My Pink Saturday post is scheduled to go up @ 9:20 pm Eastern time as i will be going to work then.
    Thanks for the link to my blog on yours!!

  19. Oh wow, who would've thought that broken armoire could turn into such a lovely piece of furniture! I love it!!!

  20. Oh I love your makeover for your armoire. My son redid an antique one for me last year. Just love it. I also love your living room. Congratulations.

  21. You got that for $10!!!!????? Unbelievable! It looks absolutely gorgeous!

    Well done you!

    Best wishes,

  22. Yes, you are certainly "shabbed out" now. You have a very special husband there. Jackie

  23. Debbie Dabble sent me over here! I love teapots and I love shabby chic! Your makeover is fantastic! I hope you will join me too. Thank you so much! I am following you but I thought I was already! Hmmm...I remember the special delivery casserole!Hugs Anne

  24. Beautiful, beautiful!!!


  25. That looks great! What a difference from the original! I'm always amazed at how white paint can transform almost anything!!!


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