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Thursday, July 17, 2014

TBT Retro Armoir


Last week I brought back the loft guest room that we redid for our grand kids one summer.  This week I thought I would bring back the retro armoir we did for that room as it is one of the focal points. I had a lot of fun doing this armoir because of the colors I chose for it.

Vintage, Paint and more... a funky, fun, retro painted armoir for a teen bedroom


We found this piece at a local consignment shop Inlet Queen's.  It was sitting in a corner all alone and had been marked down a couple of times.  We really needed a piece to house clothing in the loft guest room as there is no closet up there but, it was still a little more than I wanted to pay.


Vintage, Paint and more... thrifted armoir painted in fun colors for a teen bedroom

It is well made but did have some damage and I knew it would have to be painted.  But, after much indecision on my part,  Papa said to go ahead and get it.  So this little girl came home with me that day.  You really can't see the flaws in the picture but it does have some.  

Vintage, Paint and more... thrifted armoir painted to make a fun and funky retro teen bedroom

We patched the areas that needed patching and then sanded them. 

Vintage, Paint and more... thrifted armoir painted for fun teen bedroom

The drawers also had some areas that needed attention along with one of them coming apart.  It just needed a little gluing.  The backing was all brittle but was still in one piece so we left it as it was.  Otherwise, this is really a well built piece. 

Vintage, Paint and more... a thrifted armoir painted in a fun and funky color for a teen bedroom

I painted the outside of it with Valspar's Sweet Rhapsody - which is a funky retro blue. I made it into DIY chalk paint. The door I decided I would paint with Black chalkboard paint.  I thought this would make it a really fun piece.

Vintage, Paint and more... fun diy chalk painted armoir for teen bedroom 

I then decided to have some more fun so, I painted the inside with  Valspar's Key Lime made into DIY chalk paint.  I also painted the inside of the drawers with the same color.  

Vintage, Paint and more... thrifted armoir painted with fun colors for a retro teen bedroom

I had seen these handles being used on kitchen cabinets and thought they were quite retro looking so decided to use the on this piece.  I think they actually make this piece stand out more.

Vintage, Paint and more... thrifted armoir painted with fun and funky colors for a retro teen bedroom

Here she is in all her beauty.  I love the way she turned out.  So fun and funky for the space we planned it for.  If you want to see more of this make over you can read all about it at the retro loft guest room we put together for our teen grand kids to stay in when they visit.  We had such fun doing it and I loved the way it all came together to be so funky and retro.

Have you ever gone outside your usual color combos with a new fun and funky one?  How did it turn out for you?  Tell me about it in the comments below - I love to hear from you and answer all comments through email.  


Until next time have fun creating something you love.

Hugs,