Beautiful Bedroom Armoire

It is almost like the shoemaker's children. 
I paint furniture and my bedroom furniture has needed painting for years.

armoire door

This is the armoire in my bedroom. 

My husband keeps his clothes in it because I took the whole closet.

unpainted armoire

black painted armoire

I am off for the summer and ready to work. 

First on the list is this armoire. 

I am over the knotty pine look and ready for some of my favorite neutral colors.

I'm using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite for this piece.

I start out with one light coat of chalk paint®.

first coat of black paint on armoire

Painting this piece is easy. 

I painted the outside and only the inside of the doors, not the entire inside. 

{Don't tell my husband but I left his clothes inside while I painted} hehe

When the chalk paint® was dry I used a fine grit sandpaper to distress the edges then used Artisan Enhancements Clear Topcoat to seal the piece. 

The top coat goes on a little milky but dries clear so don't panic!

white stripes of sealer on armoire

black armoire

This piece looks fantastic and I'm ready to work on the rest of the bedroom set

black armoire with overlay

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .