Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Armoire & Nightstand in Graphite

Moving right along with Mackenzie's bedroom makeover. I finished the armoire and the nightstand, just one more piece to go and then we can get started on the walls! Annie Sloans chalk paint in Graphite along with the dark wax is what I used on these two pieces.
 Here's a before of the armoire...
 And now the after...
 
 I can't wait to see these pieces up against white walls. 

 LOVE these knobs I found in Hobby Lobby!
 I just distressed around all the raised panels and
 moldings to make them stand out.
  And here's the nightstand done, I used Pure White on the drawers to break it up a bit.
 
Added the pretty knobs from Hobby Lobby on this piece too.
I love them!!
Here is a little peek of her new bedding my mom bought her for Christmas from PB Teen. She let her pick it out. I think the newly painted furniture is going to look great with it.

We both can't wait to say bye bye to these pink walls! 
Hopefully the hubs and I will get the painting done next week & I'll have a full reveal soon! Thanks so much for stopping by!
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58 comments:

Ron said...

You are a talented furniture painter. It looks sooooo great! I cannot wait to see the white walls too. xo

Dixie Delights said...

ohhh, love that color!!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Martina:

Wonderful job! Looks lovely!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Martina, everything looks lovely, love the knobs from Hobby Lobby. You did a wonderful job!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Martina,
Wow, love the black & white on the night stand so sharp & classic! The new bedding is so bright & cheery, awesome choice for a young girl. Your daughter must be so happy with everything! Good job Mom!
All the Best,
Christine

Gina said...

Love the armoire! You did a super job on it. I can't wait to see the room all finished. It's coming together beautifully.

Monograms Mud said...

Those knobs make the piece! Love them!

Judy said...

Those knobs are awesome and I love the graphite on the furniture. Can't wait to see the full reveal.

The Refeathered Roost said...

Martina, what a fantastic job on the furniture. Absolutely love it and what a great job on the raised areas. My black bookshelf would be jealous if it saw your armoire and nightstand... and it was done by the manufacturer.
melinda

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I love the transformation so far. All the furniture is looking so beautiful! You are a fast painter Martina. The new knobs are just darling. You know how I love knobs :)
The new bedding looks adorable.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Love the new look. I haven't tried the graphite yet but I really like the look of it. It's so much fun to re-do kid's rooms! Especially when they get to be involved in the choices. Can't wait to see the finished room.

Susan said...

Martina, the furniture is really pretty painted black. I love how you did the table with the white drawers. Your daughter is going to love her room once it is completely finished.

Barbara said...

Love It!! OMGosh that armoire is simply stunnning!!! I can't believe the difference...the graphite color really grounds the whole room. Mackenzie must be thrilled!
Have a wonderful Wednesday Martina!!
XO Barbara

Debra @ Common Ground said...

wow, the black is fabulous, love the bedding too!

Deserae said...

Just beautiful!!!! You work at lightning speed too!LOL
~Des

PamLuvsPink said...

Hi Martina!!!

I can't wait to see her finished room. I love the color that you've picked and the white on the night table really brings out the color!!

Lucky girl!!!

Pam

Miss Kitty said...

Girl, when you say you are going to get something done, you DO IT! Wow both pieces look just great...such a wonderful inspiration for me to get my rear in gear. I just adore the bedding that your daughter chose...it will make the whole room very fun.

Mariaelena said...

FABULOUS!...love the graphite paint color...I've been thinking about painting the furniture in our master bedroom...hmmm...can't wait to see her entire room...great job Martina!
xo, Mariaelena

Gail said...

O'Martina, your pieces look awesome! I can't wait to see the when you're all done!! Enjoy your day, Gail

Dawn said...

It is all coming together and the bedding is going to make the room pop. I love how you kept the drawers white on the night stand, perfect option.

❀ JoAnne said...

It all looks wonderful so far, Martina! You did a fantastic job on the armoire. I just bought my first can of Annie Sloan in old white so I'm excited to try it out!

Debbiedoo's said...

What a gorgeous room makeover your daughter is going to have. Love how sharp the armoire and night stand look.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...



Great job Martina..
you've made such a lovely room for your daughter.. I know she'll love it.

Stacey said...

Looking good already. Those pretty pink walls are possibly going to be a lot of work. Reminds me of painting over my red dining room...took 3 coats. :)

Anne said...

Wow Martina those pieces look beautiful! I have not used that color yet.
Oh I was happy to see my daughters purple walls go LOL! I also did white walls :-)
xx
Anne

Kelly said...

Her room is going to look so pretty! I can see why you painted the furniture black after seeing the bedding now. It's going to have wonderful contrast and look more grown up.

Kim said...

Looks gorge Martina! I've used that color before and I adore it!
xoxo,
Kim

Maria Elena said...

Looks gorgeous! You have done an amazing job! Love the nightstand with both colors. Beautiful!

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Your daughter is one lucky girl! x Sharon (PS I got an email from Annie Sloan - they are coming to South Africa mid year - very exciting!)

Olive said...

I concur, your kiddo is most fortunate to have you. I love that Graphite color. I had a graphite tennis racket once and it is exactly the same color.

Bliss said...

They both look awesome, but I'm pinning the nightstand to remind how great the black and white combo is.

Bliss

Linda said...

All I can say is WOW...great job!

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

The furniture looks awesome, Martina. I've never painting anything as large as an armoire. The room will definitely feel "fresh" after the new paint.

chateau chic said...

These pieces turned out fabulous!! Love the color and the pretty knobs are the icing on the cake. You all are moving right along on your daughter's room. How fun!
Mary Alice

Angela Santaniello said...

I love the furniture! Dark is my favorite and the knobs make it. I'm super excited because we are getting a Hobby Lobby in our area soon. I can't wait to check it out.

Angela

Becca said...

What FUN, Martina! I absolutely love the newly painted armoire and side table (the white front and knobs are awesome). The bedding is beautiful, too. Her room is going to be the perfect mix of fun and sophistication ... look forward to the reveal!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Wonderful job painting and distressing these pieces. I love the unexpected pop of white on the nightstand! She is one lucky girl.

I'd love it if you linked this to my new linky party, "What We've Accomplished Wednesdays." It is live right now.

Have a great week!
Deborah

Market Nine home said...

Very pretty! I love the color you chose and the knobs too! ~Kristie

xinex said...

Lucky daughter! You made her beautiful room even more beautiful!...Christine

Laura Janning said...

I just graphite! The pieces look amazing. Bet your daughter cant wait to pull it all together. Maybe u csn paint during tgat snow storm heading to your way.

Jann Olson said...

Martina, both the armoire and dresser turned out gorgeous! Can't wait to see the room complete! Yesterday I just finished painting an old desk that once was my fathers. I painted it old white and left the drawers the natural stain. Wanted to remember what it looked like when it was his. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Great pieces, they all look so cute in her room. Great job!

Jamie -Better With Age said...

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Jamie ~ Better With Age

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Martina,
You did a beautiful job on these pieces and your daughters room is going to rock!!

Blessings,
Linda

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Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Good luck with the painting...covering those pink walls is going to be a challenge! The bedding is perfect. Excellent choice and how fun that your Mom was a part of it. Hope you are well...are you being hit by that blizzard?

Kadee Willow said...

I LOVE black (or graphite as is the case)! Really pops with the bedding! And a lovely change from the all white look! Your daughter will be thrilled when everything is completed!

Sue said...

Wow, did this turn out nicely, Martina! I used Graphite for a bedroom set myself. Did you have any issues with the dark paint not smoothing out as well as the other ASCP colors? My stockist said this is a common occurrence for that color. Maybe I am too much of a perfectionist or something, but I'm thinking of re-painting all three pieces over. :-( Not looking forward to that.

Cindy said...

Gorgeous! I love the graphite on the armoire and the bedside table. I look forward to seeing it with white walls. And those knobs are gorgeous! Too bad we don't have a HL here.

Designs By Pinky said...

OMGoodness the 2 pieces look awesome!!! I have never painted a piece of furniture!! That sounds crazy, huh? I love the bedding too, it is going to be perfect with the paint color. Can't wait for the full reveal! My cabinets are VERY dark browen but appear black, I LOVE then too!!! XO, Pinky

sissie said...

Hi Martina,
Her room is looking fabulous and I love the paint colors you've chosen for the furniture. Her bedding is beautiful. Can't wait to see it all together.

hugs
Sissie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Martina, I love the graphite! You really did a beautiful job roughing up the edges of the armoire to give it a little subtle interest!
Mackenzie must love her more grown up bedroom!

Suzan Sweatman said...

These turned out just gorgeous! Love how you contrasted with white on the end table so things weren't matchy matchy!!!
Beautiful job!
(I have a work in process in graphite as I type )
XXX

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Pat@BPM said...

Martina, I love the graphite. Beautiful furniture pieces.

Judy K said...

Martina - you know I love what you have done with the room so far. I will be featuring this tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Designing Domesticity said...

Oh, I really like the graphite armoire. Really highlights the details. Looks great. Room is starting to come together. Can't wait to see more. liz

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the Graphite...and yes, the bedding will be so beautiful with the new color of the furniture...amazing room re-do Martina!

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