Armoire Redo

Part of what has been keeping me from posting so much is the number of projects that I keep starting.  I have been wanting to give some mismatched furniture in my house a face lift.  Painting mismatched pieces can make them seem like they belong together a little better. I recently finished an armoire that I started a few weeks ago!

This was somewhat an experiment for me.  I learned a lot from it, such as what not to do, or do differently, on the next piece of furniture.
This is my before picture.  I purchased this about 20 years ago!  I did a ‘white wash’ finish on it, by taking some white paint and watering it down. It worked great at the time, but now it was looking pretty dingy.

I did some painting on the inside, it was just unfinished before, and I covered the shelves with some contact paper that is an off-white and tan print.

I did a little sanding on the edges of the doors, drawers and body of the armoire and added glass knobs and  glass drawer pulls on the drawers that I picked up at our local Home Depot. I wanted a little bit of the ‘shabby’ cottage look.

I applied three coats of paint, slightly off white in color.  I sanded in between each of the coats.  I then added a couple of coats of polyurethane, and I also sanded in between those.  One thing that I discovered during this project, and I wish that I had found it sooner, was a wipe on polyurethane.  I used it on the drawers.  I found it so much easier to use than the brush on type. I also spray painted the hinges with a matching paint.

So here we are…….


And after……

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,


3 responses to “Armoire Redo

  1. You are so good at furniture redo projects! I love the new color and especially the new hardware with those glass knobs and handles. This armoire was a beautiful piece to begin with, and I love how you updated it. So refreshing now.

  2. Outstanding job!

  3. Looks very nice you did a great job on it !