Don’t you love when you can revive a piece of furniture you’re totally tired of, and suddenly fall in love with it again? That’s the story of me and my armoire.
By the time, we moved into our current house a couple of years ago, I was tired of its bulkiness and cherry finish and listed it on Craigslist. But, it never sold and ended up storing all kinds of “stuff” in our garage.
Then, one day I had a thought. (Yes, really.) The dresser in our bedroom had never quite looked right, and I hated seeing the TV sitting on top as you came into the room. So, I invited the armoire to come back and live inside the house:
I went with this rich navy blue:
It took one coat of primer (I used Zinsser) and two coats of paint in a satin finish.
Our TV fit perfectly by taking the top shelf out, and I’m happy to be able to put that ugly cable box and cords behind closed doors:
Besides buying the paint, my only other investment was hardware. I spent a total of $13 by buying two IKEA pulls for $10 (and sprayed them metallic gold), and I picked up a bag of brass knobs at my local Habitat ReStore for $3. (I always check the hardware section when I’m there!)
Pressing on with our bedroom update, I have big plans for this wall in our bedroom. I’ll show you in the next couple of weeks.
Do you have any furniture around your house that you’ve re-fallen in love with lately?