See this jewelry armoire in the completed master closet makeover!
Hi, everyone! I bought a great little jewelry armoire on Craigslist for the master closet a few weekends ago and I'm sort of smitten with this pretty little thing after painting it. Do you shop on Craigslist? I like the idea of reusing things instead of always buying new, and I really like the idea of paying a lot less than buying it new, and I really REALLY like the idea of getting your creative juices flowing and finding something that you can make your own. Maybe that's why I love looking for little treasures like this on Craigslist.
This jewelry armoire was only $25 on Craigslist. I think I really made out on this deal! It's sturdy and the drawers are all lined with felt that doesn't even look like it was used. It's forest green felt, but whatever, I like green. It's got some minor scratches but overall it's in really good shape. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the color:
|The armoire came with all its handles on it, I just forgot to take a picture of it until after I started to remove them for painting.|
After: Still with traditional lines but now more modern and dramatic:
For this makeover, I used a paint method I'm really comfortable with when painting over laminate: Oil based primer (like Kilz) + acrylic latex paint. You can use chalk paint too if you'd rather but I used what I had with Behr Premium Plus Interior satin enamel paints in "Beluga" and "Decorator White". I removed the hardware, removed the drawers from the dresser to make it easier to paint, then primed everything with primer. After the primer was dry, I painted the drawers white and the rest of it in black. Since it is acrylic paint, I let it cure for at least a week before putting anything on it since it tends to stay a little "sticky" for awhile even after it's dry. I have had good luck with this method - the key is letting the painted item cure for at least a week before using it.
I'm almost done with the master closet and this little beauty looks great in there! Stay tuned later this week for the MASTER CLOSET REVEAL!!! I'm so excited to be done and to share it with you, plus I've got a great giveaway coming up. Check back in later in the week! xoxo
Someone said this reminds them of a tuxedo. Yes, I like that! ♪ and as long as I got my suit and tie...I couldn't help another JT reference. Did you see last week's post about bringing sexy closets back? ;)
|Maggie's black and white muzzle matches the new armoire look! Sweet old girl always wants to be where we are so she ends up in quite a few photos. Our furry little photobomber. :)|
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