Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A chifferobe/wardrobe and a give-a-way

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Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

I have a very sweet husband (Jeff) who really does like to make me happy.. a couple weeks before Christmas his brother built his wife a beautiful wardrobe.  When we met at my MIL house for her birthday they were showing us pictures of it and I loved it.  Here's where the sweet husband comes in,, He got his brother to help him build me one for Christmas.. and I  LOVE it. 

(guessing the date needs to be changed on the camera,, ha ha)

I just cant decide how to finish it.. should I paint, distress and glaze it,, stain it..?? I'm undecided and I dont want to do anything until I'm sure..  So I thought I'd have a little give-a-way and maybe all of you can help me decide.  One of my favorite gifts this Christmas was a goody bag from my sister filled with all sorts of things I liked and I loved it.  It was like getting several presents in one... so the winner will receive a "goody bag" of sorts.  I promise you'll love it.  So to win ..

1st chance  - leave me a comment with your suggestion or links to suggestions on how I should finish it. 

2nd  chance -  become a follower and leave a comment letting me know or leave a comment saying you already follow. 

Give-a-way will end at midnight January 2nd and I'll announce the winner Monday morning.  Spread the word.   And I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year. 


  1. If it was mine I'd paint it an off white then when the paint had dried I'd get out my sander and distress it to give it that old-worn look.I did this with my grandfathers handmade crockery cabinet but added a couple of coats of a soft green before sanding it back and now it resides in my sewing room with my fabric in it....well some of my fabric lol :) Barb.

  2. Forgot to say I've been a follower of yours for a while now :) Barb.

  3. Nate Berkus says gray is the color of 2011. I have to admit, I'm loving the gray in my kitchen.
    Although there are a lot of hues of gray. My island looks like it has a hint of purple. Not liking that so much.
    I am so over Heirloom white for some reason. I'm more of an off white girl (my cabinets are sweetened white)
    Whatever you choose, I say do a scrap piece of wood first to get a true test.
    I saw on HGTV a few years ago where they did an armoire in white (ish) and then took dark stain and highlighted JUST the edges. I've always wanted to try that. (I think they used something really small like a q-tip)
    good luck! can't wait to see it!

  4. That's gorgeous! I think I would stain it to bring out the natural wood grains.

  5. This is gorgeous . I love it. I am so glad to have found your blog. I am a Ms Girl too. I lived for 41 years in northeast MS

  6. That is fantastic! Don't ya just love handy husbands?

  7. I just found your blog at the "Catch as Catch Can" on My Repurposed Life and am now a follower. Glad I found you!

  8. I am a paint fan. I would paint it a light neutral color (my current choice would be gray) and put some vinyl lettering in a bright color on either the drawer fronts or around the door frames. That would add a punch of color and could be switched out.

  9. I an new to your site,but love it. I would paint it deep barn red and then distress it lightly with sand paper. Then rub dark brown on it lightly with a rag or sponge.Dry and lightly sand again. Finish off with a matt sealer of your choice.

  10. I would do it in black...and distress it. I have one in my bedroom that is due a makeover and it will be black when I'm done with it!!

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog, it gave me the opportunity to find your delightful blog! Awww, your hubby is a sweetiepie! I love painted distressed funiture and grey is my color too. I have signed on to follow and can't wait to see what choice you make; whichever you choose, it will be beautiful.


  12. Wow...what a gorgeous piece of furniture!! What a lucky girl!
    I think this piece would be beautiful painted and distressed.
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I've signed on as a follower.
    Happy New Year.

  13. What a beautiful cabinet and i feel for you about your dilemma . I am a follower and if i were you i would look around my home at all of my other furniture pieces and if you have a favorite go with that finish :O) Hope this helps and Happpy New Year !



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