I bought this armoire at a garage sale for 5 DOLLARS! Great deal, but as you can see it needed some serious love. Most of the wood needed to be glue back on, one of the legs was missing half of the decorative feature, and the warped door needed some glass!
After fixing the troubled wood areas and sanding the piece down I painted it a glossy black. I then used the crackle glaze from Valspar (bought @ Lowes). After letting the glaze dry (I was very antsy. I kept checking the time to see if it had been an hour yet!) I add that blue color (Olympic- Blue Blood). I was ehh about the results. I didn't see much crackle, I was a bit disappointed. Then had a brilliant idea to get my sander out and give this baby some age spots myself! I worked wonders for this piece! I then applied a black glaze all over the armoire to give it that washed out feel. The end result was just what I envisioned!
This piece has been sold and I am sure it's making someone as happy as it made me!
Ohhh yes the hardware is original. I just used a little elbow grease to remove the rust and clear coated them.