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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Craigslist Armoire Refinished - FINALLY!


The $75 Craigslist solid wood armoire is FINALLY finished!!!


If you recall, we furnished much of our master bedroom from Craigslist back in March.  You can read more about those purchases here
For several months, the armoire sat in the garage, because Matt and I couldn't move it on our own:( 
It was finally moved upstairs Labor Day weekend when we had some extra man-power:)

 But upstairs it sat for several weeks until I got around to sanding, priming and painting the beast!

I refinished the armoire just like I did this piece of furniture (the free trash from my neighbor).  Luckily, I didn't have to spend any money on supplies for this project, since I had plenty leftover from the last one. 

You can find the tutorial hereRefer to it to see the list of supplies I used for this project.

This past weekend, I added hardware for $1.50 a knob from Hobby Lobby (half off of course).


I realy like the way this piece turned out.  Not bad for $75:)  It sure beats my $400 inspiration piece from Ikea and the $800 pieces I've seen elsewhere.   
Now we just need a T.V to put in the armoire......I think Santa may be taking care of that for us this Christmas;) 

26 comments:

  1. Hi! Found ya on a link party. This came out great! I love turning something old into something beautiful. And you did an awesome job :)

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  2. This turned out so pretty. Your bedroom is gorgeous. My husband and I are actually thinking of getting an armoire soon...so I am glad I ran across this post!

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  3. WOW this turned out fabulously!!!! thanks for sharing and the room looks awesome! found you on the soiree linky party : ) so happy i came a cross your fabulous blog!

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  4. i am now your newest follower : ) enjoy your day!

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  5. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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  6. That turned out so nicely! I love the consistency of colors in your room.:)

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  7. It looks fantastic in black. Great way to tie the pieces together. I love the knobs!

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  8. You did such a great job - gives me hope for the armoire I want to redo! Visiting from the Idea Room...

    Rhonda @ home.made.

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  9. This turned out beautifully! I am so impressed by how great it looks! Your hard work has paid off big time! So happy to have you share this @ Show & Share! Thank you!

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  10. It looks amazing. What a fabulous piece. I love how your bedroom looks like it was a expensive matching set.

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  11. It turned out great! I love seeing transformations like this. I found your blog from the Stuff & Nonsense party. I'm your newest follower. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!
    Thanks,
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  12. I'll be putting this on my FB page this weekend! Thanks for linking! :)

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  13. Beautiful! looks like a piece out of Crate and barrel!

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  14. Wow. It looks fantastic. Love the color of the bedroom walls too. Can you share what color and brand of paint you used. Thanks :)

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  15. It turned out great! I love the knobs, what a fun touch!

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  16. It turned out beautifully. You did a wonderful job. The knobs are wonderful, they really add a nice touch.

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  17. Beautiful work and bedroom!

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  18. This is just lovely! I'm a total craigslist junkie! Props to you for recycling something that would have ended up in the trash into this beautiful gem! I just started refurbishing furniture myself so I love checking out other people's before/afters and this one is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Very fantastic, I guess you like black? I also love black and your room is really organized.

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  20. People keep this furniture in smaller spaces. This kind of furniture completely fit in your home or office. You get enough space in your home with this type of furniture.

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  21. Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday! Your redo is BEAUTIFUL! Your project has been featured! Stop by and grab an "I was featured" button. Thanks for your great ideas, hope to see you again this week! :)
    Michelle
    www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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  22. This is so charming~ Thanks so much for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday !

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  23. Looks AMAZING! I always say I am going to get a "cheap" armoire and do this, but I always chicken out at the chance of me ruining it. Won't know until I try, right? :)

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