Trash to treasure –The Armoire!

So my Armoire is FINALLY finished!! It’s been painted for awhile, it just took me forever to get the windows done! It is such a relief to finally have it done. Now I get to fill it with all her cute little outfits!!

refinished armoire for little girls nursery So remember what it looked like before…yikes! I found this piece of trash at Savers for $10.  I knew it had potential…and for $10 I couldn’t just leave it!

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With a lot of sanding, a coat of kilz 2, and a few coats of swiss cofee I think she came out B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! I also distressed the edges a little to give it more of a vintage look.

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I put some of the extra paint I had from when we painted the striped wall in our paint sprayer and gave the hardware a few coats of pink paint. Then I sprayed them a couple of times with Minwax polycrylic spray paint for extra protection. I’m loving the pink against the white. Oh so girly! :)

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The windows were the trickiest part for me. I really  wish I had the tools to cut out wood…but I don’t, so I decided to just use cardboard instead. I know-so lame! It definitely wood of looked better with white wood- but oh well!

 

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I traced the cardboard, cut it out and then wrapped it with batting/fabric and hot glue. I’m not going to lie- it looked ugly! So I decided to add a little ruffle trim to spice it up! I thought about painting the cardboard white, but then decided it may make it look more cheap. lol! So for now it stays brown.

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Wow can you believe it’s the same piece of furniture!?

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**UPDATE: To see the full nursery reveal click here**diy armoire

So…what do you think?!

 

 

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.