Sunday, August 10, 2014
A friend of mine, Kiah, was having a yard sale and posted pictures of what she was selling on Facebook. I'm always glad when she has a sale, because she refinishes furniture and often has some tasty cast-offs that she doesn't think she will get to.
Like this armoire. It was in such sad shape, and it was more work than she wanted to put into it. I really didn't have much use for the armoire, either......but the doors were fabulous!
Aren't they gorgeous?
As things go, however, I began to see that I had a need for a cabinet in my office. I started looking over this little armoire and decided I could make it work.
Did I say it was in bad shape? I had to glue the veneer down on every surface. It literally took weeks, because I had to work lots of wood glue into it and clamp it everywhere.
But one day the gluing was finally finished, and it was time to paint - which I did in Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint.
So, are you ready to see.........?
I left it open and just added some wire baskets I picked up at Kohls, because the doors are still reserved for other places*.
It has been a great asset to my office, and I love the character it has. I'm so glad I opted to rescue this tired old piece, than to hunt forever to find something new. This really is more my style anyway.
Doesn't it have pretty details?
*Now about the doors: I could use about 10 sets, because
I have lots of ideas about how to use them. When I settle
on the idea I like the best - I will definitely share. Here is
one way I've already used them.
What do you think, was it worth the trouble?