Icing on the Cake – An Armoire Makeover with D. Lawless Hardware and Shabby Paints

Good evening everyone! I am here once again with an entry of The Fab Furniture Flippin Contest. This month, August’s theme is “Icing on the Cake” sponsored by D. Lawless Hardware. A fantastic company with so much to offer, they also were kind enough to give every contestant products to use in their flip. A huge thank you to them!

So lets get started. I found this lonely, dark TV armorie on the side of the road with a $30 sign on it. As I went knocking on the neighbors door we I asked if $20 would work. I walked away with a simple black pin TV cabinet missing to knobs and $20 less in my pocket.


In my home it sat full of my stock of Shabby Paints till one day this fantastic contest came about with a sponsor to fix my hardware issue.


I changed the knobs and plates, the hinges and added seven appliques to the doors and frames. Here is the list of products I used from D. Lawless Hardware.

Now that you know the items I used to makeover this sad dark find. Lets look at how Miss Antoinette looks today.

Antoinette Armoire lillian grey black revax snow white shabby paints uniquely grace

OH MY what a looker! I love this theme as “Icing on the cake” as a hobby cake decorator I could not just add the standard hardware, I had to get appliques and create something that was unique and transforming. I fell this fits the theme quite nicely.

I used Shabby Paints Chalk-Acrylic Paint and Vax Products:

They are fantastically easy to use and have professional results.

This month’s Fab Flippin Contest is hosted by:

Evey at Eveys Creations (http://sweetsongbird.eveyscreations.com/2015/08/icing-on-cake-august-fffc-buffet-and.html) and

Michelle at Dandelion Patina (http://www.dandelionpatina.com/homework-room-cubby/).

Click and check out their projects too!

he fantastic ladies over at the Fab Furniture flippin contest

Evey’s Creations

Anastasia Vintage


Fern Avenue

Thirty Eighth Street

Dandelion Patina


Interested bloggers should contact Stacy (info@anastasiavintage.com) or Evey

(info@eveyscreations.com) if interested in participating in future contests

I hope you all have a wonderful evening and make sure to check out all the action for The Fab Flippin Furniture Contest by searching the hashtag #Fabflippincontest. Take a moment to help support me and leave a comment, share this post or pin the images you like best. Thank you!

Antoinette Armoire Collage lillian grey black revax snow white shabby paints uniquely grace


EDIT: This post was highlighted on Hometalk’s Facebook Page here:

“Once in a while something takes my breath away and this just did.” said a reader: http://www.hometalk.com/9785381/from-failed-flip-to-fabulously-french-augustfabflippincontes?utm_medium=facebook&date=20150825

Posted by Hometalk on Tuesday, August 25, 2015


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This post was sponsored by D. Lawless Hardware.

9 Responses to “Icing on the Cake – An Armoire Makeover with D. Lawless Hardware and Shabby Paints

  • Nice redo Grace those appliques sure add a beautiful french flair! I’ve been meaning to try out some Shabby brand paints for a while now, as I’ve been admiring the shimmery finishes that have been floating around lately.

    • Thank you Brenda! I have to say I love the shimmers by Shabby Paints. I even mix a dab of them into my wood finishes/topcoats to make the wood surfaces glow. You can’t see the shimmer that way unless you know what your looking for but it just makes that wood look stunning.

      I just got some pearl in and I can’t wait to try it.

  • This is beautiful and a very smart entry! My friend has been encouraging me to use a chalk paint to update some of my treasured wooden pieces. You may have just convinced me to do so and I even have an entertainment center that needs a fresh new look. Thank you for a marvelous redo.

    • Thank you for your kind comment. I am excited to inspire others as I have been so inspired myself. I love wood too. I keep some things wood and some a mix of paint and wood also. I only use Shabby Paints products as they are so easy and non toxic for my pets and family in my home. If you every have any questions I would be happy to help. I love sharing the things I have learned.

      Have a wonderful day!

      ~ Grace

  • i have the exact same tv armoire and i would love to try this!!
    thank you for the idea.

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