Upcylcing a television armoire

Having an armoire is a joy.  Whether used for televisions or clothing, they add style.  But what do you do when you no longer need it for it’s original purpose?   Upcycle it!   I’ve seen armoires transformed into craft or gift wrap stations, or used in toddler’s rooms for clothing.   The armoire we had in our shop was a bit different – too fanciful to be a craft closet and too big for a toddler’s room.

interior beforebefore

Armoire Before

 

 

I came across a photo of a leather chair and LOVED the way the leather was treated.  It inspired the colors, and in turn,  the colors inspired the transformation.  I decided to up-cycle the television armoire into a wine cabinet/dry bar.

the inspiration

the inspiration

I used American Paint Company’s Amber Waves of Grain for the insets and Lincoln’s Hat for the rest of the piece.    Using the chalk+clay+mineral based paints is so EASY!  No prep in terms of sanding or priming is necessary and the finishes can be satin Top Coat or waxes.

in the midst of the transformation - scary sight for novices of the chalk paints!

in the midst of the transformation –  this is a scary sight for novices of the chalk paints!

 

For the interior, I used salvaged doors and a mirror to add glass shelves and installed an LED light to bring out the best of the inside.    For a step by step tutorial – click here -> the wine cabinet

 

interior after

interior after

 

after

The interior really turned out well!

after

after

Come in and see the piece in person!   It could go ANYWHERE in a home in need of a dry bar/wine cabinet.  Hope you enjoy!

Kate

 

 

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