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.
Thanks for checking the this project out.
Rob and Megan
Check this out at the first every link party at Bloom Designs