I don't have before pictures, because I got motivated to start working on it right away. But here is the door to the armoir. I am not putting them back on, so they haven't been primed. They will be used for another project in the future:
Very Victorian looking. Not exactly my style, but the bones of both pieces were nice.
Before priming, I had to do some cleaning and sand both pieces really well. Then I just wiped down all the dust with a damp rag. After one once over, I did it again to make sure i got all the dust off. You've got to have a nice clean surface before priming.
Here are the primer pictures:
I used this primer, in case you were wondering:
Now what color to paint each.....
for the armoir, definately blue, but which one?
For the coffee table I would like to do a cream bottom and a brown top, just like demonstrated on the piece above.
I plan on glazing both pieces and putting new hardware on.
The armoir will be put in this area of my house...pretty boring right now!
Stay tuned for more progress...