I know that painting an art deco armoire might upset a few die-hard wood lovers, but I hope it will relieve you all to know that according to Wendy, the owner of this piece, the wood was in such poor condition that painting it was the most reasonable option. Plus, can we just take a moment to marvel at the amazing paint job Wendy did on those chevron stripes?!
The original decorative details of the piece really pop against the modern pattern and color palette, and the bright ornate yellow knobs are an unexpected dash of fun. The amount of work that Wendy put into this Before & After is quite impressive, as are the results. Great work, Wendy! — Kate
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An old wood crate is often quite beautiful in its original state, and this one is no exception. But this piece has been taken to a whole new level of awesomeness that can’t be denied. Naomi and Dani are well trained in seeing the potential in salvaged goods; together they run Relic Design, a company that specializes in creating contemporary pieces out of reclaimed timber and cast-off furniture.
They spotted this pumpkin crate outside a grocer on Halloween and turned it into a beautiful chest of drawers that they aptly named the Pumpkin Chest! If you like what you see, you can check out many more wonderful pieces with great names on their site. Thanks for sharing, ladies! — Kate