Creating a Display Cabinet From a Found Armoire

12:02:00 PM

The times are a changing and Homeroad is prepared to change along with them. 


This is my booth at Backstreet Antiques where I currently sell my projects. 

As time goes on I'm less and less inclined to paint furniture.... it's getting harder to lug around large pieces.... paint them, bring them to the shop, deliver... you get the picture. I will be moving into a new smaller spot and I need a display cabinet. 

There are a lot of great paints out there and I've tried and told you about most of them. There are also a TON of people painting furniture in this area now so I'm going to stick to making and selling the repurposed projects I love most. 

It is for this reason I no longer need a large space at the store so my search began for a shelving unit that would be just the right size and style to display my projects at Backstreet. 

On her way home from work one day my daughter sent me a text with these photos... She knew I'd be thrilled!

Creating a Display Cabinet From a Found Armoire www.homeroad.net

Creating a Display Cabinet From a Found Armoire www.homeroad.net


It was in need of a lot of work but was the perfect size for my space so I brought it home. The first thing I did was remove the broken doors, they barely closed and were completely falling apart. 

Using leftover pieces of wood from my workshop, I built make shift shelf brackets to hold the wood for shelves I bought at Home Depot. I didn't really care too much about what the brackets and shelves looked like because it would eventually all be painted one color and my projects were going to be the main focus in the piece. 

Creating a Display Cabinet From a Found Armoire www.homeroad.net

When all the shelves were in I gave the piece a good sanding with the electric sander to smooth out all the imperfections. 

Creating a Display Cabinet From a Found Armoire www.homeroad.net

Next it was painting time. I was given samples of Country Chic Paint and this was the perfect time to give it a try. 

Creating a Display Cabinet From a Found Armoire www.homeroad.net

I set up shop right in my kitchen because with Country Chic Paint there are no harsh odors or harmful fumes. 

Country Chic Paint comes in a variety of colors. The one I'm using on this shelving unit is called Luna, it is a very light teal blue. Country Chic Paint is an eco-friendly paint with no harmful solvents. There is very little prep work with this paint. All I did was to clean this piece and paint. Country Chic Paint has a beautiful chalky finish and is very easy to distress! The paint went on smoothly and less than one jar covered this entire piece with two coats. 

Country Chic Paint comes in several sizes and costs much less than other chalk-like paints on the market. 

In no time my display shelf was dry and finished! 

Creating a Display Cabinet From a Found Armoire www.homeroad.net

The color is beautiful and the display shelf will be the perfect place to display my projects at Backstreet Antiques in Huntington, NY.  

Update... Moved the piece in and filled it up this weekend!




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Stop by Backstreet Antiques on Monday
to see my new spot! 

32 MacArthur Ave. , NY

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8 comments

  1. Lovely Susan...I am always so impressed with your skills and wish you the best of luck with your move to the shelf!! ;) Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you so much Kim! My new shelf holds quite a lot of projects so I'm anxious to keep it full of fun repurposed projects this year! Happy New Year!

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  2. WOW! You lucked out! It seems like when we need something, the universe gives it. I can't wait to see photos of the new goodies on the shelves. Best wishes to you in the new year!

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    1. I sure did luck out Rush! Thanks so much for your kind comments :) I added a photo of the shelves filled with goodies. Happy New Year!

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  3. Intriguing that you're going to use just a cabinet. It makes sense as so many like to do their own painting of furniture now. Good luck with the new endeavor! Hoping 2017 will be your best year ever!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! It is far more cost effective to use a cabinet rather than paying for a large space when I'm not doing furniture :) This space should be all I need to sell the projects I create for the blog and the price is right! Happy New Year! xo

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  4. Lucky you, that armoir is adorable and your redo makes perfect sense. It looks right at home as a shelving unit for displaying resale items. I just hope you saved that gorgeous top decorative finial applique piece for another project.

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    1. Hi BettyJean!
      Thanks so much and I'm actually in the process of gluing that decorative piece back together after it broke into about 6 pieces! I'm really hoping I can save it too :)

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