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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Jewelry Armoire Makeover!

I found this jewelry armoire on Craigslist any only paid $35.00 for it! What a steal!!! I wasn't crazy about the finish, the hardware, or the pink velvet in each drawer.

On one of the legs, there was a spot where the stain wasn't applied property.

Notice the pink velvet - Gross! In fact, it smelled...... bad.


Parts were even damaged.


More gross velvet....


Inside was a penny, hair, and one earring (didn't get a picture of the earring, but I'm sure you could image it).


The sides open so you can hang necklaces.

The first step was to remove all the hardware, rip out the velvet, fill in the holes from the hardware, and then sand everything down.

Before you paint, be sure to wipe down the wood to remove any dust.

I'm not sure what paint I used, but I know it was a white, interior paint primer. I ended up painting three coats. (the picture below is only after 1 coat)


Inside each drawer, I lined it with fabric.

Here's how:

Put a line of hot glue at one seam.


Press the fabric to the seam (be sure to allow enough fabric to cover the edges).
Cut the corner.
(Please ignore my fingers which are covered in paint!)


Fold the fabric so it lays nicely in the corner.

Then fold the edge so it lays even with the edge of the wood.

Apply a bead of glue right at the edge.

Continue folding and applying hot glue until you have the hole covered with fabric.


Put the hardware back on!


Each drawer was lined with a different fabric.


After the paint completely dried, I used a semi-gloss spray paint to give it a solid finish - with no brush strokes.

The knobs were purchased at World Market.

2 comments:

  1. This is really great! I am looking to do the same with my jewelry armoire. Thanks for the inspiration!

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