Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Wallpapering the armoire doors

 Tuesday found me back at the shop after the nice weekend...
I finished up the custom painted bedroom bureaus and 
now have the waxing to do....but this morning I needed 
a change of pace and turned my attention to the armoire 
I have been painting the color French Linen in Chalk Paint™. 
The inside of the cabinet was going to need a face lift
 and so I turned to a roll of leftover wallpaper~
 I matched the wallpaper up to Annie Sloan™
 Louis Blue Chalk Paint™ and hatched a plan.
This paper was leftover wallpaper from my dining room china cab.
I loved it then and I love it now!
 I painted the outlines of the doors with the Louis Blue, and
 then cut out wallpaper to fit the interior of the panels.
 However there was a tv that once lived in this armoire 
that the owner accommodated by cutting a hole in the 
back of the was designed for clothing,
 not electronics...Anyway I had a plan for that too.
 I papered a piece of cardboard to cover up the hole...and once
 it is filled with the vintage bedding and draperies
 it should kind of disappear~
 But wallpaper doesn't want to stick to cardboard...
so for now it will have to do, but I will figure out another way.
I got a big load of white chenille spreads and 
linen dust ruffles~all perfect for the summer
beach house guest room! Next time I will show off the old linens, ok?
 Trying to get things priced and set out on tables~
like a lilac ticking pillow case! 
 A few pretty vintage table cloths too are new to the store, this one is linen,
with purple, pink and red garden flowers on the border.
Colin and Justin
 Son number one, Justin, came by to see my store 
and told me if this shop was in Boston,
people would "gobble up" my things! 
It was so nice to hear!! He lives in 
a very trendy high rent district~
and my shop would fit right in he said...
 It was so nice to see him, and he loved my store!
 And he likes to goof on me too...
 We had a few laughs and a nice long visit and 
then he went back to his life in Beantown.
So if you are in the Boston area and you are looking for
 some Annie Sloan™ supplies~specifically her world famous 
Chalk Paint™ Decorative paint~then come on 
by Maison Decor at 50 Summer Street, Malden Mass. 
 You will very likely catch me in the act of wallpapering walls 
or cabinets, or painting furniture or stitching up a slipcover!



  1. That wall paper is so pretty Amy! I bought an armoire with the back cut out once too. Mr. Comforts popped the back off and added a new piece of luan plywood....worked like a charm.

  2. LOVE that wallpaper in the armoire. It is so pretty inside, what a delightful surprise!

  3. I love what you've done with the place and what you just did with the armoire.

    Jan ♥

  4. Hi Amy! Oh, what lovely wallpaper and it looks great on those doors. What a beautiful piece too.
    You have a very handsome son too! Takes after his mother! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  5. Just stunning. The shop is also looking great it is really coming along.


  6. The shop looks fantastic. Maybe plywood to patch that area that is missing. I know you were trying to do a quick fix. I love the wall paper inside. Hope to visit your shop soon (I live on the South Shore).

  7. WOW!!! I love the paper in the armoires. Would scoop that up in a heartbeat if I wasn't in AZ! :) It's beautiful! sarah

  8. I absolutely love that wall paper--it looks fantastic! I think it would be so inspiring to your customers to see you in there working on projects. Your shop looks so good and I would do well in a "high rent" district here in Oregon too. I could see it easily fitting in the Pearl District in Portland.

  9. Wow! The store is looking so great. Love the armoire wallpapered, painted and filled with linens. Those sure are two handsome boys!

  10. That is a beautiful paper, Amy. I love it on the doors of that armoire. It really does go very well with that color paint, too. What a nice visit! Two handsome sons. You must be very proud of both of them. They are certainly both proud of you!

  11. Ah, yes, but what DO you do with all your spare time? Those are some handsome boys there, Amy. I'll bet you are beyond proud of them.

    Loving the wallpaper inside the armoire. It looks wonderful...such a pretty match with the paint- xo Diana

  12. Amy,
    That armoire looks so pretty with that paper.I have to admit I am guilty of having a big hole in the back of ours that is in our bedroom.Can't wait to see your summer linens.

  13. That armoire looks amazing and even more pretty with the wallpaper added. It gives me an idea for my french secretary...wallpaper on the inside of those doors. Hmmm...anyway, thanks again for the inspiration! Oh, and your sons...really cute! (*_*)

  14. Oh my, I love this!!! A little pop of wallpaper is such a special surprising treat to this piece! I can not wait until I have a moment and can get down to visit your so anxious to see it in person after reading about your venture for the last few weeks.

  15. Amy that armoire looks gorgeous!!! You have handsome boys!

  16. My goodness! I don't remember seeing pics of your other son. He's so handsome.....those gorgeous eyes! Love how your armoire turned out with the wallpaper used inside it. That's such an old fashioned look. I really like it.

  17. I just can't get over how easily you combine colors and textures. No fear or trepidation at all! lol! Seeing that Louis next to French Linen and with the addition of the beautiful wallpaper was just such a delight!!!! And when you put those incredible linens in the armoire....??? Be still my heart. ♥ I stand in awe of you, my friend!

    xoxo laurie

  18. Hey Amy,

    Love the photo of the guys with the shop in the far you have come from the dark old looking space to this light bright shop.

    You should be very proud.

    janet xox
    The Empty Nest

  19. Sucb handsome sons. Better keep an eye on them, they'll go quick. Are you ready for daughters-in-law?
    Oh lala, love that armoire with the drawers and the gorgeous wallpaper on the doors. So darned pretty makes me wish I could get to MAss. We live in CO tho so don't see us getting that far. I was only in MASS one time when traveling with my trucker husband. No more tho, he retired in 2004 and I sure miss traveling with him. I will just have to be happy seeing your gorgeous items on the internet. Good thing.

  20. So many beautiful things!! I really am bummed that I didn't have time to come by last week :(

  21. I think this is just lovely, & I would be a regular shopper if I could but Scotland (UK) is just a wee tad away. Please tell me the name of the wallpaper. Your two boys look so happy and proud of you. Well done all round. Mary x

  22. Amy...I LOVE the cabinet...just love the way you added the is absolutely gorgeous....! Once, the word gets around Boston, they will be racing to your beautiful shop...

  23. Love the colors of the armoire and the wallpaper is gorgeous!

  24. This is so darn pretty. I do this often, unless I paint a mural. But this paper just makes it! The perfect paper..I love it!

  25. Love the wallpaper-great job! you have such handsome boys & I bet they are the best kids...:) chris

  26. Such a lovely touch, that wallpaper. You truly have the touch and I'm sure Bostonians will soon be making your shop a must-do destination.

  27. I remember when you papered your cabinet with that paper. It's gorgeous in the armoire to. I think I told you that I almost used that same paper but in a different color.
    I can't believe how the shop is filling up. It looks so pretty. Have you actually opened yet?

  28. Wow! The wallpaper finished the armoire off perfectly, it looks amazing. That was clever to wallpaper and cover the hole in the back. Your shop is so enticing... If i lived nearby i would be dropping in every week to see what you've been up to, and what was new. you're a natural!
    And, those boys of yours are both such cutie pies!


  29. Beautiful armoire and I adore the wallpaper liner you chose. What handsome boys you have! Hope to make it your way sometime.


  30. I'm sure you might have thought of this, but here's a suggestion for the hole. Have Lowes or Home Depot cut a light-weight piece of MDF to size and either paint it blue or wallpaper it.

  31. Amy, The armoire is gorgeous and I love the papered doors. I fell in love with this paper when you used it in your cabinet.

  32. The armoire is gorgeous, Amy!!!!! LOVE the wallpaper on the doors. What fun to open and see that! Also, I wanted to reply to your comment but couldn't find the e-mail in my inbox - ugh! I hate when that happens. Anyway, I ordered my chalk pens on Amazon. I got two for $16 including shipping. Pricey, but better than the website. And I do a lot of chalk writing so I figured it would be worth it. I have heard you can get them at Michael's but our Michael's does not carry them. =( I hope you have a fabulous weekend. Can't wait to see your post tomorrow.


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