Sunday, October 11, 2009

TV Armoire Goes Home

To tell you a little bit about the home where the armoire resides, my niece and her husband bought an 80- year old farm house about three years ago.    It was built in 1926.

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The hardwood floors, stair case, french doors and all the molding and trim are original to the house.  Notice how the entertainment center makes it impossible to close the french doors.  The entertainment center was placed in this location because of the TV cable outlet placement. 100_0286

Last Christmas, my niece’s husband asked me to do a living room redesign for my niece as a Christmas present from him.  Here are a few pics of the living room before.  I apologize for the blurriness of the pics.  When I took the pics, they were for my use only.  100_0284

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Above is my niece’s husband (Billy).  Below are Pics of the living room after the redesign. 

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Look how beautiful her hardwood floors are. 

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By using what she already had, what was given to her as Christmas presents and painting the room, I was able to completely transform her living room. 

This is a picture of the $5.00 armoire I got at an auction before I completely transformed it.   

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With the removal of the entertainment center and the placement of the TV armoire, it’s the finishing touch to her redesign.  I have to say my niece was so happy with the recent make-over and she loves how she can  actually use her french doors now.  

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Another angle.

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Blessings,

Gail

I’m linking this post at Finding Fabulous for Fragalicious Friday and Expressly Corgi for Get R Done Friday. 

34 comments:

  1. Oh, what magic you worked!!! It looks great...and I love the red armoire!
    Suzanne

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  2. What a great re-do! I love the armoire. I know your niece is so excited!
    Great job,
    Traci

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  3. Oh my what a beautiful home! I would love a farm house! And your armoire make-over is perfect for her sweet country home!
    I was curious if you ever create a stencil to sell? I tried to paint a sign recently - after tracing, was free handing it (the post is a couple of days ago) and the next time, I would much rather do it the way you did and I have a few signs to make. I would love to hear back from you on the subject. :o)
    Have a great Sunday evening.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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  4. That looks so much better. And now they can close the door!
    I love old houses!
    Rhonda

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  5. Wow, you are amazing. And so generous!

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  6. Love it! That red is just perfect.

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  7. Oh how lovely. I am in love with the red!
    Joyce

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  8. Oh man. I'm so stinkin jealous. ;) Good for her!!! What a treasure! That home is beautiful.

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  9. You did a great job. The red of the armoire is so cheery and really gives pop to the farmhouse. And it stands out against the wood floors. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. That red armoire is perfecto. Absolutely love the make over.
    cheri

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  11. What a great transformation. Love the armoire!

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  12. What a cozy space oozing with country charm. Your niece must be tickled pink!

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  13. Oh, what a wonderful transformation...I bet you could do wonders with my living room! The red armoire is perfect for that area.

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  14. Awesome job. The armoire looks great in there.
    Pam

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  15. It looks wonderful, you did a great job, I love the color and I really like where it is positioned...I am a new follower of yours and will return....come visit

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  16. My Aunt does GREAT work!!! I can't wait for her to get a hold of my office after Christmas this year!! :o) OBTW, Aunt Gail I am ready for an office redo! I love my old farmhouse and the living room is one of the best rooms in my house...thanks to my Aunt Gail! You are truly the best!!
    Love Ashley

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  17. That red armoire is incredible!!

    If you haven't already come link up to my Room a Month Link party (Every Monday!)http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-monster-dominoes.html

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  18. I love the red armoir, it's perfect there!

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  19. What a great job you did... it looks so warm and welcoming now... that armoire is to die for... I loooooooove it... perfect for that spot... great job

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  20. Gail...I really enjoyed taking a peek into your niece's beautiful farmhouse. You did a great job transforming that room with things she already had...she's so lucky to have such a talented aunt! Loved the armoire when you posted it earlier and I love it more seeing it in the house.
    Jane

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  21. I LOVE the armoire painted red. It's gorgeous. And you've done such a nice job in your home and with that huge sectional. Those are comfy, but can be hard to decorate around and you've done a nice job.

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  22. Oh wow!!! I am SO in love with that!!! This is fabulous and I would love to have it. :)

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  23. Thanks for participating in GET R DONE FRIDAY! Very impressive work on the armoire - Shows what a little creativity and elbow grease can do to dress up a plain jane piece of furniture - great transformation and a nice household redecorating job!!! Hope you will join us again next Friday!

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  24. Wow, that armoire looks beautiful now...great Diy project! Isn't it amazing what a little paint and elbow grease can do? Thanks for linkking up to Frugalicious Friday! I Hope to see you next week!

    Jane @Finding Fabulous

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  25. Thanks for the Etsy encouragement!
    Rhonda

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  26. Wow! You did a fantastic job redecorating her living room! I love the sectional. I'm thinking about getting one but wasn't sure how to work it into my living room. I will have to ask, does she have kids? Because mine have managed to destory my living room decor! I can decorate the fireplace but you can't walk over to it.

    Get R Done Friday!
    Angela

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  27. PS: Your blog keeps popping up with a twitter box and wants me to log in. I'm not on twitter???????

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  28. 5 dollars!!! WHAT!! Wow neat transformation!

    nannykim at spindle cottage

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  29. Five Dollars?! What a frugal score! You have made this fabulous with the red paint and placement in your niece's home. What a lovely home, made better with your loving touch.

    ttfn...

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  30. WOW!!! That is wonderful. What a lucky neice you have to receive a perfect gift.

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