Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Chifferobe

I love Chifferobes! 

What is a chifferobe? The urban dictionary defines it as: 
A closet-like piece of furniture that combines a long space for hanging clothes (that is, a wardrobe or armoire) with a chest of drawers. Chifferobes were first advertised in the 1908 Sears, Roebuck Catalogue, which described them as "a modern invention, having been in use only a short time." The term itself is a portmanteau of the words chiffonier and wardrobe. It is used in the United States, primarily in the southern portion of the country, and in Cuba. Pronounced shif-uh-rohb or shif-rohb. In Spanish as "chief-o-robay."

Well here was mine. 
Now, I bought this for my kids for college and my son said "Ah, I don't think so" and my daughter said "it is not cute enough". HMMMM! Well I asked my fellow American Paint Company retailers for their input. I  already had a few ideas in my head and got a lot of feedback and low and behold, I got a link for a really cute idea from a fellow painter who saw something on Pinterest and went "with it". Yes, we all love Pinterest. I loved it , so the painting began.......

So, I started painting. The body of the Chifferobe is Shining Seas. The top to bottom drawers color wise, is as follows: Surfboard, Purple Mountain Majesty, Born on the 4th, Beach Glass, and Home Turf. I loved how all the colors blended and I was so excited to paint them all different. READY????

The top drawer is surfboard and I used three of the old knobs for a little whimsy, but a clean look. The pulls are beach glass, born on the 4th and home turf. I love this color combo.   Now drawer #2........  


Drawer #2! I love Purple Mountain Majesty. Just love it and I cannot believe how well surfboard works with PMM. I had this cute stencil and fell in love with this bird knob, that I brushed in surfboard!  So cute! What's 

The inspiration of the chifferobe came from this scrapbook print. It had all the colors I liked. Born on the 4th of July is the background color. I have always wanted to do something with wine corks ! I used a serrated knife and cut them in half and then glued and cut to size. The blue flower knob hit a homerun! Drawer 4??????       

Drawer 4 is Beach Glass and "Framed" with Purple Mountain Majesty. See these colors rock together. A cute little stenciling and voila, we are done. One more drawer? Yep!  


Drawer 5  is painted with a base of Home Turf and then I took a scrapbook page and ripped it in half and glued it down, and added a neutral knob. I like it!  What next? Oh, the door!!!!

I am back!

Wow, I forgot that I had a blog, LOL!. I have been using facebook and decided that I need to showcase my work and other interests on the blog again. I have been very busy since the last post. Here are my top 10 things that have happened ( In no particular order)

1. I switched from CeCe Caldwell paint to American Paint Company. I LOVE this new paint and it's many new products.Please go to my pages and introduce yourself to this amazing paint.

2. Jen Copus at Un-Hinged went solo and I have been working in her shop on Tuesdays. Come and see us.

3. I bought a sprayer and a projector for future projects. I may become obsessed!

4.I got lazy......

5. I was going to go to Haven ( the blogging convention of all time) and I chickened out.. ;(

6. I added a second location to showcase my paints. I am at Un-Hinged in Centerville and a new antique mall in Centerville called Antiques Village. Check out their facebook page.

7. I have a URL site and can't access it yet, so this blog may change locations.

8. I told myself I need to figure blogging out again.

9. I have to get all this furniture out of my garage!

10. I love to paint and want to share this all with you!!!


Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Additions

I hope everyone had a great Holiday and a safe Black Friday/Sale weekend. I was busy with my family and painting. I picked this lovely piece and decided it needed to be "Upcycled".

After $425.

What do you think? Painted with CeCe Caldwell's Paint (Kentucky Mint and Vintage White). I LOVE this paint!!!! Off to buy a few more and paint, paint, paint!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My 1st post!!

Welcome to Upcycled Vintage Charm!!!!

Our goal is take gently used furniture and create
wonderful looking new heirlooms! This is a piece
I picked up for a great price. I will be painting it
with CeCe Caldwell's Paints ( it is a chalk and clay based paint with no VOC's). More to come on the wonderful paint line.  Now which color???