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Painted Laminate Armoire

jmaraeSeptember 19, 2012
Start by lightly hand sanding the laminate. You only want to rough up the finish a bit. Wipe down all dust particles and apply a primer. It is extremely important that the primer is
100 % dry before painting. I disassembled the armoire before painting as well. I brought the doors to a glass and mirror store and had a very thin mirror glued to the inner panels. Lastly I replaced all the hardware including the hinges. The before picture is from a catalog but is exactly what this piece looked like.hardware and all.
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Emily Hurley
Turned out great! I actually have an armoire I'd love to do this to. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Bookmark   November 7, 2012 at 6:14PM
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Stanton Designs-online design services
What a difference.
    Bookmark   November 7, 2012 at 6:22PM
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Darzy
What an update! Kudos.
    Bookmark   November 7, 2012 at 7:31PM
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Margaret Phillips
Wonderful
    Bookmark   November 8, 2012 at 9:21AM
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Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
This is why I love houzz - this kind of creativity! Would never have imagined this outcome! Truly handsome piece!
    Bookmark   November 8, 2012 at 9:41AM
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davidwms
Great job. What is the metallic looking paint that you used? Curious if you removed the feet and if so, your thinking on that issue?
    Bookmark   November 8, 2012 at 8:56PM
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jmarae
The paint is from Home Depot. I brought in silver metallic to match. Use a roller to apply. I removed the feet to give the unit a more contemporary look.
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photogirlla
I absolutely love this, great idea and great execution!
    Bookmark   November 8, 2012 at 10:35PM
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traciel
wow
    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 8:55AM
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Creations by Alno, Inc.
It looks great you did a very nice job. Very creative in removing the feet and the hardware makes a huge difference.
    Bookmark   November 9, 2012 at 9:42AM
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suzlanuz
Wow! What an amazing transformation!! Kudos to you!
    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 1:45PM
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Christopher James Interiors
Wow! Looks great!
    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 3:05PM
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olldcan
Okay i guess I have no excuses now, that turned out great!!!
    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 9:24PM
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jmarae
Thank you to everyone for your kind words. They are so appreciated !!!
    Bookmark   November 11, 2012 at 11:25PM
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pagonian
Thanks again great idea,
    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 11:38PM
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patty40422
I LOVE this and am now encouraged to do a similar project. Thank you!!
    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 10:43AM
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