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.