Armoire Renovation

Debra murphy
by Debra murphy
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I’m not at all crafty like so many others on this site, but I wanted to share my armoire-to-bar project. I know many of you have these in your basement now since some donation sites won’t even take them. Here's how I gave mine a whole new fresh look and function! Check it out.

This is what it looked like when we started.

Mine had a large hole cut out of the back for our TV. I used wooden slats to fill in the back.

I decided to use this pretty blue grey paint. Rethunk Junk paint requires no priming or sanding, I love it!

These are the slats I used for the back of the armoire.

For the inside shelf, I bought already primed wood at Home Depot that clicked together and had it cut to fit the space. I glued it in place with wood glue.

I then did a little sanding which added to the distressed look. It's the details that count!

Finished! It now serves as a perfect wine rack. It looks great, and I hope you like it too.

Suggested materials:
  • Rethunk Junk paint   (You probably need to order it.)
  • Wood cut to fit   (Home Depot)
  • Wood glue
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  • Kristin Kristin on May 08, 2019

    What brand is the paint? It's all blurry in my pic! Thank you

  • Joyce Joyce on May 08, 2019

    Where is the wine rack? I see a very nice bar

  • Beverly Wadford Beverly Wadford on Aug 19, 2019

    where did u buy wing glass holders?

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  • Valerie Piro Valerie Piro on Aug 19, 2021

    You might want to screw in some rails under the shelf that your glued in, just to be on the safe side, to prevent it from falling from the weight that you put on it. I would hate to see your glasses, bottles & whatnot break & make a mess. It's a beautiful upcycle, though.

  • Nancy Nancy on Apr 29, 2024

    I love this! I am needing a pantry closet. I've been looking for a cabinet like this to gobalong side my refrigerator. I'm thinking that little cubby hole shelf would be great for my foil, wax paper and parchment paper. I would have to create 3 shelves up top. Thank you for sharing. It gives me great ideas!!!