I promise I'm still alive and kicking over here I've just been taking some time to really enjoy this little cutie...
Look at those rolls! Ok, enough enough onto furniture...
I bought this vintage armoire over a year ago for $35 and it has been sitting in my garage since then. It sat in there for so long mainly because I couldn't decide if I should stain or paint it.
I finally decided to stain it until the hubs and I started the sanding process. The woodwork on the doors was so intricate that sanding was doing more harm than good. So now I would be the owner of a painted armoire instead of a stained one.
First we did some rough sanding on the entire piece and then used spray paint primer. Then after letting all of that dry I painted the entire thing with 2 coats of an antique white paint. After letting the paint dry I glazed all the raised up woodwork to help make it stand out more.
To make the glaze I just used some brown paint and added a little bit of water. I go over how to glaze in this post.
I also bought some new knobs at Hobby Lobby (for 50% off of course).
I'm using this armoire to house all my crafting supplies and our family games!
To make the armoire look complete I painted the inside a gray blue color that we had left over from our bedroom.
This project isn't quite complete yet because I am going to have the hubs install some shelves on the right side to maximize the space. This is where all the family games with go!
I don't have a good picture of this but I lined the drawers with leftover fabric from the bookshelf makeover I did over a year ago.