This pine armoire has been in my living room for years and I love it, just where it is. When I purchased it, they told me it was from Stratford, England. The inside looked very old and had old shelf paper on it. I store lots of vases, serving pieces, punch bowl, party dishes and lots of other things in it. It's very large and holds a lot. Thank goodness! My house is small and I don't have a lot of storage.
For a long time, I've been wanting to paint it, but just haven't been sure which way to go. One day, when I was painting another piece of furniture, I knew that was the color for the armoire. And, I thought black would look really good with it. I painted over the pine with a light coat, so the pine would show through. Then, I drew and painted the tree, then the stripes and trimmed it with metallic gold. I still love the way it looks. I'm very happy with my yellow walls, but if I ever paint a different color, I think the colors on the armoire will still look good with, just about, any color.