DIY Wardrobe Makeover

Storage is a big issue in our small home. When I starting thinking about this post and the reason why things change a lot around here, I wanted to research what actually constitutes a "small home". The opinion varies. Some people say 200-400 square feet, while others say anything under 1000 square feet. I love how Tiny House Giant Journey put it: "We believe it's as small as you're willing to go to obtain financial freedom with a small home footprint."
Last year, we gave our daughter's room a makeover. I found an old dresser with a mirror at a yard sale that I stripped and stained for her room. It worked for about a year and then we were having a hard time fitting all her clothes in it. We had to come up with a better solution for her clothes.
Here is the solution.
Just like most of the pieces I rescue, it had some issues.

The drawer fronts were very worn.
The "painted-on mirror" on the top door was peeling off.

It was also missing a knob and the trim was coming off on the top.

These were all things I could look past because it had so much more storage for my daughter's clothes!

Someone had even done all the work to add shelves in the right side of it.
My daughter is definitely a "mirror girl". The more mirrors the better (I love that about her). Since the right side had a long mirror, I decided to remove the peeling mirror on the left and add a piece of cork wrapped in burlap instead.

This way, she can hang different things on it.
I really thought I was going to be looking for a bigger dresser for my daughter's room. This wardrobe was such a better fit. It added more storage, takes up less space and is a color my daughter loves. It is perfect...... for now. :-)

If we could only tackle the loft she has been begging us for this easily.....

If you want to see the paint color I used and where I got the new knobs and more steps on how I did the makeover, make sure to click the link over to my blog post.
Lindsay Eidahl
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