My next project – The Armoire!

You may recall from a previous post that my family house has been sold…now the closing date is near and we have been hard at work emptying out over 60 years worth of furniture, collections, and just plain clutter.

In the deep dark depths of the huge basement, in a corner that had been accumulating various family member’s no longer needed possessions for many many years I spotted IT – an armoire!

The truth is that nothing about it reminds me of my Gran, and actually no one I asked in my family seems to remember exactly where it came from so obviously there is no sentimental value, but when I saw it something just sparked and I knew I had to have it.

Now I must figure out something to do with it. It’s not in the best shape – no handles for the cupboards or drawer, the wood is quite worn on one side and the edge of the top is splintered. But it has good bones and will look like a beauty once I’m done with it. 

I feel like this is a really great project to take on. I’ve never done anything like this before. I don’t consider myself crafty and honestly I don’t have a lot of patience, but I will make it work. It will probably take a while, but in the end it will be something I can look at and be proud of doing myself!

Has anyone ever restored an armoire, or another old piece of furniture? Do you have any suggestions or ideas for me?

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6 comments

  1. PLEASE show us before and after pics! I can’t wait to see what you do with it. Were you planning on painting or staining it or just upgrading the hardware? If you stain use a gel-based stain (Old Masters has a great one), they’re super simple and easy to use.

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