Patience isn't usually my strongest attribute; I will say it paid off in this circumstance! I had been looking for an armoire for months, but they were always so expensive. I found this at Goodwill for only $15!
Even the lady working there didn't believe it was only $15... she thought the sticker must have said $75 so she looked it up in the computer system.
Yep! $15!!! Now, it didn't start out looking like this. It was a crazy light peachy colored wood; I just knew it would need to be painted.
I don't have any before pics (they were all lost on the great external hard drive wipe out of 2012). You'll just have to trust me that it was UG-LY!
I primed it and painted it with a light gray. Then I glazed it with an espresso-colored glaze and sealed it with Modern Masters dead flat varnish. That stuff is the best! It completely knocks down the sheen yet makes the surface durable (and washable).
I contemplated changing the hardware, but I ended up liking it after living with it for a while. Maybe one day I'll switch it out
Are you ready to see the inside? It isn't pretty...
I told you. But for $15, it will do for now! AND we just got a new TV so we took the sad little guy out of there. You can hardly see the gaping hole in the back now.
Here are a couple more pics
you can see the paint coming off a little here from wear and tear over the course of the last year, but I think it gives it more character
See? I told you that peachy color was bad.
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