Sunday, February 26, 2012

Armoire Turned Toy Locker by Rob & Megan


We were able to purchase a pine armorie for $40 dollars.  We were looking for better storage options for toys and dress up clothes in our basement.  Here is the armoire before anything was done to it.



First, Rob took the doors off and sanded down the entire piece than painted Posh Red from Valspar, left over from Buffet an earlier project.   Then Rob took the back off which was two pieces and replaced it with one sheet of 1/4 inch plywood.  Stenciled on in polar bear white a design than painted over it with the same Posh Red as the armiore to add a tone on tone look. Made a top shelf and divider out of 1x10 and 1x8 pine board.  Attatched them together then inserted and anchored them to bottom and sides of the armiore.  Here is the after:



We were going for the locker style look and hope to add some baskets and hooks to hang all those dress up clothes.  :)

Armoire - $40
Paint & Supplies - leftover from other projects
Stencil from http://www.stencils-decals.com/  $27.00 (and we plan to use this on one of our next projects. 

Total- $67.00

Thanks for checking the this project out.

Rob and Megan

Check this out at the first every link party at Bloom Designs

61 comments:

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    1. Great work! I'm following you back via blog hop!

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  2. Wow! 40 bucks...what a great deal! It looks awesome. I love the locker style you are going for!

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    1. Thanks, Ashley. I appreciate you commenting. ~ Megan

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  3. Love the stencil work! I will have to try it too!
    NEw Follower!
    ~Jen @ frazzled five

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    1. Thank you very much, Jen. :) I appreciate you stopping by.

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  4. Hot dog! That looks awesome! Love the red. I bet your kids are thrilled.

    Thanks for posting on my linky party.

    ~ robin

    http://www.itsrobinwithani.com/

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  5. Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm following you back via LINKY. {HUGS}

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  6. Looks great! We bought one of these on craigslist and it now holds all of my craft stuff. Thanks for visiting and following my blog yesterday via the blog hop! I am following back.

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  7. I LOVE this idea! My kids have tons of dress up clothes that need a home. I'm a new follower from the blog hop yesterday. Looking forward to reading more about your projects! :-)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. :) I am now following your blog through email. :)

      Megan

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  8. Oh my goodness, what a difference! Thanks for visiting me yesterday.

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  9. This is a great new piece Robin. I love the red you chose!!
    Karah

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  10. This is simply a FABULOUS piece...very pinteresting!!!! LOVE LOVE the name!!!!! i am now your newest follower! sending hugs...

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  11. What a great repurpose. Love the color. If you get a chance link up here: http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/02/furniture-friday-6-and-link-party.html
    xo...mONICa

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    1. Thank you very much for stopping by, Monica. I have added my link to your party. Thanks for the invitation to join in. ~Megan

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  12. GREAT turn out with your magic hands.

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  13. Great transformation! I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for inviting us to link up. We have done and are excited to explore your blog and the link party. Megan

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. We appreciate it. :)
      Megan

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  15. Great job! And such a nice bold colour for toy storage!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  16. What a cheerful color for a great makeover! A little $ for such a big impact on storage is always a winner. I am now following :)

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  17. What an awesome idea! Love the color and DIY on the CHEAP!!

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    1. Thanks, Lori! I love your dollar store project that you used with the pizza pan. Very creative. ~ Megan

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  18. This came out great! You have some great ideas on your blog! We are your newest followers...both on linky and google friends! Hope you'll come and visit us and do the same!!

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    1. Thanks so much! I just started following your lovely blog the other day. I love your pink lamp that you have on there. It's so adorable! ~Megan

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  19. I soooo need one of these! Love, love, love, it!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Jessica! I absolutely love your blog! :) ~ Megan

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  20. Adorable!! Wonderful idea:D

    Maysem @ odetoinspiration.wordpress.com

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  21. This looks great! I'm following you now. :)

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  22. Looks great!

    Hope you'll link up to my link party! :-)

    Vintage Mauve Link Party

    Cheers,
    Jessica, your newest Linky follower

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    1. Thank you for inviting us to link up, Jessica! We look forward to exploring your blog. Megan

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  23. I like it! Looks great!! I see you love Pinterst like me. I'm going to start following you. : )

    Thanks for linking up to the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!!

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    1. Thanks so much Betsy! I appreciate it. Pinterest is definitely addicting. :)

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  24. What a great idea! I love the color. I'm a new follower fron Inspiration Friday.

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  25. What a fabulous idea! This will be so great for toy storage! Thanks so much for linking up to my Saturday 7 Party this week.

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy! We appreciate you stopping by.

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  26. Oh..what a great deal and wonderful transformation!! thank you for linking up to Uncommon!

    Bonnie ;)

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  27. What a great idea! Love the color and stencil design too! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. It was an outstanding week of talent at Rook No. 17. Thank you for being a part of the creative energy and spirit that gives “A Little Birdie Told Me…” wings. Hope to see you again at this week’s party!

    Jenn

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  29. Well, that's a creative idea! I would have never thought to turn an armoire into anything other than itself! ha! the red is nice too!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. We appreciate you stopping by and leaving such a nice compliment.

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  30. I love this project. These are my favorite type of things to do and I can't wait for warmer months to get back to them. I am stopping in from TheStuffofSuccess and I am also your newest follower. Feel free to stop by and say hello. Have a terrific week. Athena

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  31. Thank you for linking up a fabulous project...

    hope you will stop by and link up another great project..

    http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.com/2012/03/you-inspire-linky-party_10.html

    Claire xoxo

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