I got a killer deal on this solid wood armoire off of Craigslist. I actually had to write the lady back and make sure it wasn’t a typo. “Just to be sure before I drive half an hour to and from picking up this sucker, it is $15? Right?” “Yes. It’s missing the doors.” “I’ll take it!”
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I got some MDF cut to size for the doors. I had picked up some doors from the Habitat Re-Store that were exactly the right height, but a smidge too wide for this application (on top of having some cheapo pressboard for their centers.) I used the moulding, cutting down the widths with my miter box and saw and attached it to the MDF with nails and my all-time favorite, gorilla glue.
I painted it a not-quite-white, spray painted the pulls with some trusty ORB, and here she is:
Now, if you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know that I (almost) never play it completely straight and expected. There’s always a little bit of a twist, something unexpected, and this project is certainly no different. It’s a mild-mannered-but-never-the-less-lovely armoire, yes. But this little lady has a wild side as well. Wanna peek? Oh, don’t be a tease…
I got a couple of sample pots of Behr Gem Turquoise when I attended the Arizona Bloggers Tour de Thrift a while ago. I used almost one sample pot on this project. It has phenomenal coverage, even for being such a vibrant color. I used the same technique I did on the Apple Green Chalkboard Desk’s top to do the scallops on this piece. I just cut some blue painter’s tape in half in a wavy line, used half on one side and half on the opposite side like so:
Phew! Was that enough pictures for you? 😉
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