Furniture

Upcycled Kid's Armoire

'Cause sometimes you just need a deep purple armoire.

I found this amazing old school armoire at a Restore for $30.00. Although I have no idea where it came from originally, I swear, it reminds me of an old-school church armoire. It just had a certain smell. If you have ever smelled that old church smell, you know what I mean. 

Anyway, I added crown moulding to the top and a flat moulding to the front to add definition and interest. I use a miter box and hand saw for better precision. I had to add a magnetic closure because it originally just locked with a key as the latch. I chose a deep purple paint for this piece, just because, and used a glaze to distress it a bit. It already had nice wear to it because it is so old. Sparkly crystal knobs add just a touch of pretty. 

Inside, there is ample shelving for all sorts of toys. Diaper supplies are on the top shelf. On the left side, there is a place for little shoes and hooks for jackets and book bags.

Side note: The outfit that Ave-Zoe is wearing, I originally made for the twins. Now it's become a hand-me-down. Girls clothes pull quadruple duty here.

Upcylcled Teen Armoire

I found this piece at a "Restore" for $30.00. It fits the tiny corner perfectly! I was so happy with this serendipitous situation, as I had been looking for a cabinet like this for a while!

This cabinet seemed like an old office or even doctor's office cabinet. It took a minute or two hours of sanding to get through the thick varnish. I removed the outdated hardware and added a flat crown moulding. Robin's egg blue was the perfect hue for this piece. I added the glass pulls for the pretty factor. The top cabinet is great for putting big sister things out of little sisters' reach even with a chair. The main cabinet makes a nice little wardrobe, the door sports hooks for bags, and the two drawers at the bottom are for jeans n' things.