Monday, April 25, 2011

Shabby Chic Armoire Makeover- Part 3 ( The Inside )

As promised, here is the third and final installment of my Shabby Chic Trash-to-Treasure Armoire makeover.  I had to do three postings because it was such a long project, and I didn't want anyone to get bored with too much reading. To see the first 2 parts, click here. I must say though,  it turned out really cute- even my husband was impressed- he actually put his arms around it and gave it a hug and a kiss, and told me he loved it ( he's a super funny guy and makes me laugh all the time). Anyways, I'll get  right to the good stuff- pictures of what I did to the interior of the armoire.

Here's a shot of it set up in my bedroom. 
Here's  a picture of the old armoire that I had in my bedroom to show you how much cuter the new one is:

What a H-U-G-E improvement, if I do say so myself.

So here are the steps I took to make the inside look as good as the outside :

If you look closely at the inside of the armoire, there are recessed panels already inside, and I thought it would be really cute to put fabric covered panels inside.  So I went to the grocery store and collected cardboard boxes, cut them to size, and used masking tape to attach the fabric to the panels.  I found a really cute sage green and beige striped fabic at Fabricland- it almost looks like a vintage ticking fabric.

Next, I hot glued the panels to the recessed areas in the armoire.

I also added a fabric covered board to the bottom drawer:

For the front door, I bought a piece of foam- core, wrapped it in felt, and then wrapped the fabric around that.  I hot-glued this to the upper inside portion of the door, and put another fabric covered panel to the lower portion of the door. Then I used decorative upholstery tacks to the edges for extra hold, and a more decorative touch. I'm going to  hang my long chains and dangly earrings on this panel.

I added a Shabby Chic white mirror to the inside of the door as well.  I already had the mirror, and I think it looks cute tied with a fabric bow.

The armoire already had a hanging bar, but I added two shelves that I had cut to size from 1/4 inch MDF board that I painted .

I'm storing all my accessories in this armoire,and I still have tons of room left.  Now I can actually get to all my different purses without having to pull a big box out from under my bed.

The bottom drawer is for my "jammies".

And finally, I couldn't resist a few "glamour" shots that I styled with some of my jewellery.

These are some of my faux pearl pieces.

This is my wedding jewellery.

And finally:

This is my spa bathrobe that I made with 100% cotton waffle weave fabric, and a contrasting piping trim.  I'll be doing a more detailed posting on this soon, so be sure to check back for that.

Well that's it for this baby- I hope you enjoyed reading about it as much as I enjoyed creating and posting about it.  Until next time- Au  Revoir.


  1. Love this gave me a great idea for my ugly dark paneling I cannot paint,I'm a renter.

  2. I love your new armoire and all the updates. I am totally jealous!!! I would love it if you would link this project up to my blog party, A Marvelous Mess....each week I pick one project to feature on my side bar!! Here is the link:

  3. Great job on the armoire. I am about to tackle an old dresser. I hope it turns out as good as your project.

  4. Great job. love the way this turned out. Xoxo

  5. Oh I love that you have made it so personal!....great job on the padding!...I will remember this for myself!

  6. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative projects here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? I hope to see you there at the party :)

  7. Yay! You came! The armoire looks lovely. Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

  8. I'd love to see more of your wedding jewelry. I'm sure your wedding ring is beautiful.

    -Zane of ontario honey


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