Here is the armoire with the scroll still attached.
After I removed the scroll I gave it a good cleaning (it was very dusty up there). I have to fire the cleaning lady. I'm the cleaning lady, yeah I'm fired again!
You will need the following supplies.
*A paint tarp
*I used the following colors, but you can use any color that works with your decor. 3 cans of Rust-o-leaum spray paint in Fossil, Granite, and Heirloom White.
*A white candle or a bar of soap (I used a candle).
*Sand paper and/or steel wool (I used both).
*An old tooth brush or paint brush to clean sand paper dust and steel wool dust out of the detail in between painting coats.
*A small paint brush to add gold detail (optional).
*Gold craft paint (optional).
*Antiquing glaze (can be bought at a craft store or mixed yourself).
I started by spraying the piece with one coat of the Fossil spray paint.
It was a warm breezy day when I did this project so the drying time was minimal. The whole project took about an hour and a half because the the piece dried so quickly between coats. Make sure your piece is completely dry before the next step. Don't worry if you can see the wood through the first coat. More coats will follow.
Here's what it looked like after the first coat.
Spray the whole piece with a coat of the Granite color and let dry thoroughly.
Step 7 (optional)
After hanging it up I thought it needed a little bling to tie it into the gold mirror it was hanging above. You can skip this step if you don't need bling.
Here it is finished.
Here it is on my freshly painted walls above a mirror that belonged to my husband's Grandmother.
The mirror used to hang horizontally, but after taking it down to paint the room, I re-hung it length wise. I think it helps emphasise the ten foot ceilings in this room.