Refresh an Armoire With Overlays

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I used Overlay decorative panels to revive a forgotten and water-logged armoire, turning it into a farmhouse treasure.
I had this armoire in my stash so when I was asked to be a host for the the April Fab Furniture Flippin Contest using Overlay panels, I jumped at the chance.
I had to fix the bottom first though, it was warped and beyond repair.
I pulled some flooring underlayment out of my stash and cut a new one making sure to line up the holes for the legs just right.
One of the doors had a gap so I fit it back in place, glued it, and clamped it overnight to dry.
I was totally impressed with the Overlay packaging for shipping. They took great care making sure they wouldn't bend in transit.
I laid out the pieces and cut them to fit with a new utility blade. it was easy to line up the pieces I needed to fit the leftover gaps too.
Here is one of the doors when I was done.
I started with two panels and have all this leftover! I am so excited to find something else I can use this on!
Now the piece is so much more attractive and will make a great wardrobe for someone to hang things up in their farmhouse!

If you want to see more details including the awesome little gadgets I found to easily sand all those crevices, check out my blog post.
Suggested materials:
  • Flooring underlayent   (on hand ($13 a sheet @ Home Depot))
  • Shabby Paints   (on hand ($29.99 a quart- I used under 8oz))
  • Overlays panes   ( (sent to me by Overlays to use for my project, I'm sorry I'm not sure of the price))
Scottie Vosburgh
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Tracey Tranmer Smith Tracey Tranmer Smith on May 15, 2017

    How did you apply the over lay? Is it glued into place? I have a similar armoir with glass panels - how would you recommend I attach an over lay such as this to the glass?

  • Lynn W Lynn W on Jun 13, 2017

    Can you use armorie made from press board??

  • Tressie Tressie on Oct 12, 2021

    I looked on but can not find this exact Overlay…please share the name

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