7.28.2013

Repurposed Armoire Update

Do you remember my repurposed armoire? 

 About a year ago I found this awesome piece on Craigslist for $30! 
Awhile ago I shared with you how I repurposed it for my kids playroom. 
(You can see the full post here)

This is how it looked then:

 Well, after awhile it started to annoy me!  The boys' lego creations became too big to fit on the small shelves, and my one year old kept getting into the nearby bookshelf and ripping all the books out!!

The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to rip it all out and redo my armoire! So I finally did! 
My thought was to make it solely for books.

I started by tearing everything out that I had previously added, then I built 2 new shelves.  I then repainted the inside.  I went with a brighter white this time, rather than cream.  I used Valspar's Polar White.

I left the doors alone, with the cork on one side, and the chalkboard on the other:


 However, I did need to figure out a place to hold the chalk/eraser.  So I took one of my thrift store crates, and screwed it into the door.  It has worked out perfectly!


 And the bottom drawers are still being used for puzzles and small baby toys

But it functions SO much better for us now, having all the books together and out of reach of little hands.  The legos moved to bedrooms, and I can still close it up when we aren't getting into it!

During demolition I was also able to keep the small shelf unit intact, so I repainted it a light gray color and changed out the knobs.  I'm thinking I might hang it in the boys' bathroom.

And that's how I repurposed my repurposed armoire!! 


43 comments:

  1. Perfect. It looks amazing and definitely keeps everything neat and orderly. I love it. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Yes, that's the best part! Thanks Marty!

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  2. It turned out very nice, and such a great way to keep everything in order.

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  3. nice! i totally want one to store my craft stuff

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    1. Me too! I've been on the lookout for another one! Thanks Carissa!

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  4. Looks so pretty and functional too! I love closed storage!

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  5. I'm working on an armoire myself - so had to come by - what a spetacular job you've done on this piece
    ( both times )
    Just beautiful - for 30.00 - it's unbelievable !
    XOXO

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    1. Ooh, can't wait to see yours! Thanks Suzan!

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  6. Wow! What great re-use of a beautiful piece of furniture! Your kids'll probably end up fighting for it, because they'll have good memories of it and the fact that Mom painted it! Great piece! ~Zuni

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    1. Ha, that thought never crossed my mind, but you're probably right!!! Thanks Zuni!

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  7. Looks great! I love repurposing things! I found you via the friend connect blog hop! Nat @ Home Sweet Kitchen and Garden.

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  8. I am still looking for my first armoir to do a redo! Nice job I love the color you chose. Following via google plus and bloglovin...visiting from lets get social sunday.

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  9. I love that you just close this up, and all that kiddy stuff is gone. I just repurposed a victrola that we bought at an auction into a storage space for napkins and placemats. just like this, close it up and it's all pretty!

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  10. Great job! Love that color green!!

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  11. This armoire is just stunning! Would love to invite you over to my Weekend Beautiful Blog Party!
    Shawna

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  12. Your armoire turned out great!

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  13. What a great transformation! I love when we can repurpose older furniture. I'd be honored if you linked this up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop going on right now. I hope to see you there!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  14. That's a great armoire...so much storage. How cool that you got two pieces out of one! I'm visiting and following from Dorothy Sue and Millie B's. Have a lovely week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  15. Love it ~ You've inspired me to tackle the huge armoire sitting in my garage (a freebie from a neighbor). I'm featuring it in this week's Power of Paint Party.

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  16. great ideas to house the kids stuff. Very cute! Come link up at my party going on now at the Style Sisters Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/08/centerpiece-wednesday-87-and-something.html
    Karin

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    1. Thanks so much Karin, I'll head there now!

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  17. Just wanted to let you know I featured you today! Hope to see you back tonight ;)

    http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com/2013/08/all-things-thursday-4-features.html

    Fotini

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  18. What a great idea! Thanx for sharing on THT.

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  19. Awesome! I love that it's gorgeous and functional. Perfect!

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  20. I love your organized amoire! Thanks for sharing it at The Pin Junkie. I wanted to let you know that it was featured this week. Please stop by to get your featured button! http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2013/08/friday-link-party-29.html.

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  21. Love it! That is a wonderful large piece and what a deal.....30.00.wow. I sm following sling with you. K hope you will stop for a visit and follow along with Me too. Blessings!

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