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A $30 Mid-Century Armoire Gets a Makeover

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I purchased this Mid-Century Armoire/Dresser about 6 months ago at Goodwill for just $30 and it’s been collecting dust {and spiderwebs} in the corner of our garage ever since. Despite it needing some work, I was in love with the character and knew it would be a great storage solution for my creative office/craft room.
It was produced by Basic-Witz Furniture company, which was created in 1889 in Waynesboro, VA and was bought out by Stanley Furniture in the 1970’s.
Now it's not only pretty, but it's super functional in my office and helps hide my printer and other office/craft supplies.
You can see the full post over at my blog, UpcycledTreasures.com
  • a 30 mid century armoire gets a makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Upcycled Mid-Century Armoire Makeover for Creative Workspace/Craft Room.
  • a 30 mid century armoire gets a makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Before Photo
  • a 30 mid century armoire gets a makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
The top was pretty damaged so we unscrewed it and replaced it with a fresh piece of MDF.
  • a 30 mid century armoire gets a makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Here you can see the cut piece of MDF that now fits on top.
  • a 30 mid century armoire gets a makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I wanted more space to store my printer and other items so we removed 2 of the drawer sliders to create more space.
  • a 30 mid century armoire gets a makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
We then nailed in a piece of scrap plywood.
  • a 30 mid century armoire gets a makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I used my Homeright Finish Max Sprayer to add some DIY white chalk paint to the armoire/dresser.
  • a 30 mid century armoire gets a makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Thrifted armoire painted with DIY white chalk paint.
  • a 30 mid century armoire gets a makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
Some aqua paint was then added to the center of the cabinet doors, followed by an edge of Liquid Leaf in classic gold.
  • a 30 mid century armoire gets a makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I bought this liquid leaf with a 50% off coupon at Michael's and am now obsessed with it!
  • a 30 mid century armoire gets a makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
I also added the Liquid Leaf to the hardware and on some of the detail on the drawers.
  • a 30 mid century armoire gets a makeover, chalk paint, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling
And here it is all put back together. I love how it brightens up my office and it makes me happy every time I look at it :)

To see more: http://upcycledtreasures.com/2015/01/upcycled-mid-century-armoire/

  • Colimbia1
    Colimbia1 Columbia, MD

    Love the armoir and how you coordinated the lamp and the wall paper or paint behind it.

  • Kate
    Kate Albany, CA

    Such an inspiration! THANK YOU, Katie...

  • Donna Lavdis
    Donna Lavdis Cleveland, OH

    This is really pretty

  • Judy Pennington
    Judy Pennington Gilbert, SC

    This is a beautiful piece. It really is true, that one man's junk is another man's treasure. I love it!

  • Sirkku
    Sirkku Finland

    Stunning, thanks for sharing

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