A good friend of mine from high school called me a few weeks ago. He told me that he had just bought an investment property in my neighborhood, and that it was full of stuff from the last resident. Then he made me an offer I couldn't refuse. He needed to clean out the house, I need to pack my garage full of junky old furniture. It was a win-win situation.
One of the pieces I brought home was this solid oak computer armoire. I didn't want a computer armoire. No one buys a computer armoire anymore, but my good friend practically begged me to take it off his hands, and for a more than reasonable price. So, I obliged. Here's how she looked before.
And after several coats of black paint and pre-catalyzed lacquer, here she is. Man, black paint is so hard to photograph! I swear, it looks great in real life.
Solid black furniture sells well, but is so boring! I decided to spice things up a little on the inside.
The whole interior was primed and sprayed with multiple coats of an aqua blue I had in the garage. Then, to give you something interesting to stare at while you use the desk portion, I added a chevron/arrow design.
I like the wear and patina old brass hardware gets, so I simply reattached the original pulls.
This armoire is simple, but is built like a tank and has some pretty details, like the dental moulding across the top.
What do you think? Is the blue too crazy? Or just crazy enough?