This was one of those pieces of furniture that I saw the finished design in my mind the instant I laid eyes on it in Facebook Marketplace. That giant featured circle pattern was just calling for this sunburst pattern and I stepped right up to make it happen! Introducing the Sunburst Glam Armoire….
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The before photo as you can see here…. is dark…. but really quite beautiful! However….. I knew with just a couple of paint colors this piece would be a rockstar and red carpet ready! I painted this armoire LIVE over a two hour period in my private membership group…. which means I have very few progress photos to share. It’s a relatively easy finish though…. and one I believe you can figure out how I got there…. as long as I let you know what products I used and in what order.
- Cleaned with White Lightning
- Primed with two coats of BOSS White using a roller.
- Painted in a single coat of Silk paint in Saltwater (an all-in-one paint that has a primer and top coat included) which makes it really handy!!
I then began the sunburst markings using a pencil and a yardstick. I used my “how to measure evenly in a circle” technique that I discuss at length in the salt & pepper YouTube video HERE. This ensures you will end up with even spaces and will not end up with two black or two white sections next to each other.
Once the sunburst was marked I then painted every other section using Silk paint in Anchor. This required two coats. And as you can see…. I painted the large circle…. and then changed my paint of the sunburst to its opposing color…. black to white and white to black. I also wrapped each sunburst line around the side panels and carried the color around to the sides. Then I just stood back and celebrated how fabulous it already looked!
Time to bring on the GOLD! I chose gold leaf for this armoire as I really wanted to bring home the GLAM…. and nothing shimmers quite like gold leafing. I applied the leafing adhesive to the center circle… the hardware…… and the base and legs. It is important to wait at least 30 minutes for the adhesive paste to reach tack. Once it does you can apply your leaf sheets. This gold leaf application did exactly what I envisioned…… drove home that other WOW in the overall design!
And if that wasn’t enough….. I needed to add one last dose of glam….. to the inside doors! My membership group has been asking for a tutorial on what I call “wonky check”…. so we did this LIVE together….. and I love it! I painted a blended sunset palette and then overlaid the black wonky check. It is completely unexpected….. and offers a nice relief from the stark contrast of black and white on the outside…. as well as the straight lines of the sunburst!
Oddly enough…. the armoire was painted gold on the inside of the body when I acquired it…. so I left it as it was! It’s almost as if it was meant to be!
This piece is available and you can find it here in my shop section!