After a week or so of searching I found this armoire for $100, and negotiated the price to $80.
Nothing fancy, right? My main goal when looking for things on Craigslist are:
1. Is it solid wood? THIS is why I love old furniture. Everything seems to be made of particle board
these days and solid wood is so much better!!
2. A classic design. I prefer straight edges and things that will look modern once painted.
3. Function! Make sure all the drawers and doors work properly! Don't commit to buying anything until you see, touch and feel. Sometime people will tell you something is solid wood or functional when its not! I love Craigslist but you can't trust everyone. It's basically an online yard sale... So check it out before buying!
Ok, moving on. I used a flat white paint I had in the garage and just started painting. Let me remind you- I'm impatient, so I don't sand. So far, if you use the right paint- it works out fine! Here is it after the first 2 coats:
Moving along, I decided it needed a little something extra. I had some Uppercase Living birch trees that I had purchased for our last house (house #3) and never used. If you aren't familiar, Uppercase Living is high quality vinyl decor that once it adheres looks like paint. Basically, it's not the cheaper stickers you can get at retail store. Check out the link above if interested. There are pre-made and custom options. Here is just one tree....
And here are the rest:
Project goal: More clothes storage space in the master bedroom
Project in short:
Vinyl Uppercase Living Birch Trees: $40
Pretty pleased! Let me know what you think!
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