I still absolutely love this armoire and use it daily!
I picked up this guy for $9...after quite a bit of talking them down.
It was in poor shape and would need a lot of work, plus, it's laminate...
We used a chisel and a hammer and just a couple of careful taps took the fronts off clean.
They were held in place with just 2 daubs of glue.
We labeled the drawers and the fronts so we could get them back on easily.
laminate...not full wood for refinishing. blech!
But have no fear...laminate can be spray painted!
So, instead of hours of sanding...
There were some scratches. I just went ahead and left them...but some wood filler would do the trick.
sprayed the armoire and the fronts.
Once the primer dried, I sprayed everything with my favorite go-to color:
(side story: I have painted so many things aqua...
that every time I bring something new home, my husband says
"are you going to paint that blue too?"...)
You could use wood glue...but I find it's not necessary.
Knobs are usually the most expensive part of a redo project like this...
but they make ALL the difference!
5 crystal knobs were $2 each from Michaels,
the 8 silver knobs were $2.47 each from Home Depot.
scrubbed them with a hot damp cloth.
It houses all my jewelry perfectly!
When we moved last, I sold nearly all my furnishings...I just knew we didn't have space.
But this guy, I kept! It's my favorite!
I hope this helps you look at furniture pieces differently!
What's something you've refinished?
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