Build an Armoire & Distress it With Chalk Paint

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Ana White Armoire Plan #woodworking @savedbyloves

DIY armoire woodworking plan from Ana White and how to distress with #chalkpaint #AnnieSloan[pinit]

I am so excited about today’s project.  The closet situation in my new place is less than optimal (totally crappy).  In desperate need of a solution, I searched and landed on this simple armoire building plan from Ana White.  If you have been around here long, you know I am a big fan of Ana’s site.  She introduced me to woodworking and I have been covered in sawdust since that day.  This project was easy to follow.  I made some adjustments since I wanted it larger than the dimensions of the original plan, and I was improvising with salvaged wood I had on hand.

This was my first project using Annie Sloan chalk paint.  Don’t you love the color?!  It is called Arles, and I finished with Annie Sloan Clear Wax, then Dark Wax over the top of that.  Its a bit more “aged” than what I had planned.  Turns out a little of the dark wax goes quite far.  I will keep that in mind for my next project.   I still love it.  If you run into that, you can always paint over the wax.  It wasn’t that big of a deal to me in this case.  We all know I will be painting it a new color when I change my room decor anyway, right?

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Arles

Here is the Annie Sloan paint.  Yum.

How to build an Armoire from salvaged wood

Sad quality iPhone shot of the armoire before painting.  Hard to get any shots of it really, because of the room size and… oh yeah, I made it huge.

Knobs

Did you check out the knobs I found at Hobby Lobby?  Perfect.

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That’s it.  I love it.  Off to figure out what to build next.

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  1. Sue Schneider says:

    Great project! You did a great job. I love the color. I am going to follow your blog. But I might already be a follower. LOL!

  2. alix hart says:

    Just a ASCP wax tip for the future…you can use more clear wax to take off the dark wax in areas that you feel you used too much. The clear wax almost works like an eraser. I am not sure how well it works if your piece is cured for a long time, but still give it a try, can’t hurt. Then you wont have to repaint:) Just my opinion but I like the distressed look it has now.

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