I have had this armoire for over 20 years and it was definitely showing the wear. There were scratches on it because it doesn't matter how many scratching posts you get your cat they like the furniture better. One of the drawers was broken and so it wouldn't open or close correctly. And it was just a light colored oak that looked a little 80's and really didn't go with anything anymore. I decided I wanted to add some color to brighten up my living room and update it.
I found these old bed posts thrown out on the side of the road. They were solid wood and I knew I could do something with them. This is how I used them for Christmas decoration this year.