Saved this armoire, now I need ideas to bring it back to life?

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Cedar lined inside. I removed the damaged veneer on the outside.
q saved this armoire now i need ideas to bring it back to life
q saved this armoire now i need ideas to bring it back to life
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  • Jcraw Jcraw on Jun 13, 2018
    Give the interior a good vacuum and wipe down with a tack cloth or microfiber damp towel. You don’t want to seal cedar!
    Exterior is up to you. Paint or stain, as suit your style. Interesting graining.
    Get new pulls that make a statement, since the cabinet is understated.

  • Pat Russell Pat Russell on Jun 13, 2018
    Yes, what jcraw said! Love the drawers insude.

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Jun 13, 2018
    I like it a lot. For me, I'd sand, restain, then polyurethane it. Some like painted furniture. Looks like you could use it in an office setting, a craft room, even an addition in a master bathroom for storage. Best of luck.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 13, 2018
    I would sand the cedar if you like the smell. I would paint the exterior, and then I would use it for a great sewing supply cabinet. What a great find! Sand, clean and the finish you like for the outside. I wouldn't paint over any of the cedar. I love European bar handles and they would look great on this piece.

  • Franklinrawley Franklinrawley on Jun 13, 2018
    I have used Formby's for restoring furniture. It is labor intensive, but if I can get a good finish our of an old antique, then you can too.

  • Eileen Eileen on Jun 14, 2018
    The graining is interesting. Might be nice to use the "stripe" as the focal point when u do the finish