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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jewelry Armoire Redo! #TBT

I posted this back in September of 2012.
I still absolutely love this armoire and use it daily!
 It began on a beautiful Yard Sale Saturday.
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...
 My husband quickly set to work, so there are some "how to take drawer fronts off" pictures missing. 
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.
 It wasn't until THIS point that I realized that this vintage dresser was
laminate...not full wood for refinishing. blech!
But have no fear...laminate can be spray painted!
So, instead of hours of sanding...

 I laid them out on some cardboard and primed them with spray primer.
There were some scratches.  I just went ahead and left them...but some wood filler would do the trick.
 I taped off the drawers, the inside velvet and
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?"...)
 Then I used regular old Elmer's school glue and glued the fronts back onto the drawers.
You could use wood glue...but I find it's not necessary.
 Next I went knob shopping!
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.
 I love how the crystal knobs sparkle!
 I left the pink velvet lining in all the drawers and just
scrubbed them with a hot damp cloth.
 I love it!
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!
Painting laminate furniture is the best way to reuse an old piece!
I hope this helps you look at furniture pieces differently!
What's something you've refinished?

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