Boutique Style Armoire

This boutique style armoire used to be old and grungy.


This previously old and grungy armoire now has a new boutique-style finish. You might remember this armoire from a previous post, Buyer's Remorse. The main point of contention was the doors were not working properly and would not stay shut.

BEFORE interior of armoire

Luckily my husband is good at fixing things, and he was able to add new door latches. Good as new!

Repairing doors on armoire
Repairing doors on armoire.

For the exterior, I custom mixed some paint and applied a paint wash to soften the color. If you're interested in learning the paint wash technique, you can view my blog post HERE.

Custom mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors.
Custom mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors.

Applying paint wash.
Applying paint wash.

The interior was dirty and unfinished. So I painted the interior and then lined the wardrobe section with fabric. I used a toile fabric labeled "Spa" which tied in nicely with my boutique style. If you want to learn how to line furniture with fabric, you can read about it in a separate post HERE (How to Line Furniture with Fabric).

I couldn't find an exact link to the fabric that I used, but this one is similar in design and color.  If you click on the link then it will also display similar patterns. I was browsing through the selections and found so many that I liked -- I need to find another armoire to refinish!

Cutting fabric to line the interior
Cutting fabric to line the interior


After:

Vintage armoire.
Vintage armoire.

Cupboard shelves
Cupboard shelves

Armoire interior
Armoire interior

Doors with decorative heart hanging from knob
Doors with decorative heart hanging from knob

Corner of armoire with distressed finish
Corner of armoire with distressed finish

Distressed layered paint finish
Distressed layered paint finish
Boutique style clothing armoire with fabric lined interior

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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I couldn't find an exact link to the fabric that I used, but this one is similar in design and color.  If you click on the link then it will also display similar patterns. The important thing is to choose something that will go with the overall look and feel that you want to achieve.



Old Ochre (also used for the interior and paint wash)
Greek Blue
Louis Blue
Old White
Soft Clear Wax

At first I wasn't sure what to do with this armoire, but I bought it anyways.

The interior was horrible. Who would want to put their clothes in it? Now it is lovely!

Comments

  1. Oh my goodness Patricia, this is stunning from the inside out! Love the paint finish and the pretty toille fabric lined interior - perfection. Pinned

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words Marie. They lifted my spirits.

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  2. Just beautiful. Beautifully renovated.

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