A Vintage Wardrobe Gets a Facelift

I came across an old small wardrobe and knew that with a good clean and makeover, it could come back to life and find purpose in today's modern home.
Here is the before of the wardrobe. It's a great size for a bedroom or even a bathroom for linen or towel storage.
Here is the after!
I used Annie Sloan French Linen chalk paint and hand painted gold rosettes on the doors to give it some glam and to highlight the oval design.
I cleaned and stained the interior in General Finishes java gel stain. It cleaned it up while still allowing the old wood to show through and gives it a true vintage feel.
The interior has two rods on either side for hanging clothing.
The rosettes shine against the darker gray.
I used Martha Stewart antique gold for the painted rosettes.
A sweet piece for a new owner!

The Painted Drawer by Suzanne Bagheri
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  • Nancy Nancy on May 15, 2017
    I have a vintage wardrobe with beautiful, intricate doors I want to preserve while updating the the overall look. My question is should I also leave the top and edge the natural wood for a better look? Can't seem to find any pictures of a similar makeover. Any help is appreciated. This will be my first try at anything like this...


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