This stenciled chandelier project is one I've been looking forward to. I found the stencil a while back and couldn't resist buying it. It's fun and funky.....and me.
The finished look is over the top and I wish I had kept the wardrobe instead of selling it. Too late now.
I found the wardrobe at a local thrift / flea market store. It was cheap!
I decided on a color combination of black and green. You guys know how I love green. Sorry the photos aren't better. I painted the wardrobe in the shop and the lighting is horrible. The green is bright and bold and beautiful. I painted the cabinet casing with Caromal Colors paint in Licorice. A deep rich black.
The wardrobe cabinet had a glass door instead of a wood panel so I painted the inside of the cabinet green. There was a lot of surface to paint on this piece. Time to stencil the chandelier. Stenciling is super easy if you know the trick and the stenciled chandelier was really a simple project. You can find my stencil tutorial here....How to stencil.
The small cabinet above the drawers didn’t have a mirror or wood panel so I painted the inside of it green also. It would be great for displaying jewelry or decorative items. I stenciled a soft design on the drawer fronts and cabinet door casings. Then I sanded the wardrobe inside and out using a palm sander and 60 grit sand paper for a heavily distressed look.
And I added little bits of stencil designs here and there trying not to over do it. It's easy to go from just right to tacky. This wardrobe can be used in basically any room of the house. I like to display folded quilts in the long glass front cabinet. It would also be great for linens, towels, coat, boots, etc. A special piece for any room!
This post first appeared on Petticoat Junktion November 26, 2011. I updated it with new details and links to my detailed stencil tutorial. I was reminded of this wardrobe makeover when I say this room feature with green walls and lamps with black shades. Still one of my favorite color combinations. Thanks for being here, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.
That is too cute! Yes, you should have kept that one!
Kathy, you did SO MUCH work on this piece! Since you wanted to keep it but ended up selling it I think you should take the money you made on it and do something special for yourself with it.
I think the stenciling gave it just the right look, but I have to be honest, here: I don't like the yellowish green, but that is because that is one of my least favorite colors. Yellow and I have never been too friendly! I do think the idea of making the wardrobe two-toned was a really good one, however. And, as you found out, there was someone out there that loves that yellowish green, just like you!
Love the color combination. I thought the chandelier was real. Great idea.
Where can I get one of the chandelier stencils?
test, i love this
test, thank you
I love EVERYTHING that you do. The stenciling reeaaally adds to this piece. GORGEOUS.
I adore this more than words can say!
Thanks Holly, I was really happy with the way it turned out. Kathy
Southern Junk Chic
Oh how cute! I love the stencils - it adds that extra special touch. Happy Junking! We'll have to meet since we live so close. Jennifer ~ Southern Junk Chic
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
Terrific transformation, Kathy! I love the stenciled embellishments. They really give the piece a classy update. 😉
Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you again this week.
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
great color combo! I looooove the stencil work on the drawers. this would be so great at my party, I hope you'll join.
Wow, what a makeover! Thanks for linking up! ~Jen
That. Is. Beautiful! Fabulous job! What an amazing furniture find. Thank you for sharing!
Kim @ Too Much Time
I am super in love! That chandelier inside the big shelf is superb!You are wonderful and I will need to stick around and see what all you come up with:)
Andrea @ Decorating Cents
Beautiful piece. You were featured today. Come by and grab a button.
Julia @ 551Eastdesign
I can't even begin to tell you hom much I love this! I'm featuring it on my blog tomorrow, come by and grab a button. 🙂
Debra @ Common Ground
This is such a cool look, great job! thanks so much for linking up with VIF!
Meg and Mum's
Wowser! You've done an incredible job! It's so original, unique and lovely. I'm your newest follower. I'd love it if you'd share this at my Saturday Splendour Party at http://www.megandmums.com this Saturday 🙂
I love the color and the stenciling. It turned out gorgeous.
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
that is SO fun and the added details are to die for- that chandy inside is the best!
Joselyn @ The DIY Spot
Beautiful!I was totally fooled by the chandelier. I thought it was a reflection. Love the stenciling and distressed finishing.
The Midwest Cottage
I wanted to stop by and say hello. What a cute wardrobe! Love the stencils and chandy inside.
Cottage and Broome
What a great redo, looove the stencils you added what a fun touch. Laura
Very pretty with the non-standard colors and lovely stenciling! -Jill
Love it. You did a great job on it. Stenciling really makes it special.
Audrey Z. Timeless Treasures
Shelly @A Creative Space
Your piece turned out really well. The green is perfect. 🙂
Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing
Two tone was the way to go. It is GORGEOUS! I love the stenciling too, and the colors are just great together. Thanks for sharing.
Paige Thomas King
love the stenciling!