Updated Dining Room with a $20 Armoire Redo

$20 wood armoire redo from TMTOMH Too Much Time on My Hands 1 copy

I have this narrow, small, kind of awkward space in my dining room that has been making me crazy since we moved into this house. For years, I have been waiting for just the perfect inspiration at my many thirft store trips. When I walked into my favorite store and saw this I ran to it, hugged, and claimed it as my own even before I saw the price tag.

$20 wood armoire redo from TMTOMH Too Much Time on My Hands 11

I searched and searched and NO price tag. Well, if you have ever been to a thrift store you know this could be bad! Sometimes they take the item away to the "back room" and it needs to sit in line and wait to get tagged. I was not going home without this. Just so happened a manager walked by while i was plotting a course of action and I shouted, "there is no tag! I want it!" She kind of giggled and said, "Okay, $14.99." Yahooooo

$20 wood armoire redo from TMTOMH Too Much Time on My Hands 3 copy

It sat in this spot dented and scratched up for a few months until I finally came around to painting it. The floor and table are wood so I knew it needed some contrast. I decided to make my own chalk paint and paint it to match the end chairs I have in there and it is just perfect. My chalk paint recipe is SO easy and I already had everything I needed to make this happen.

I did scratch it up a little though and realized I need to do another coat of wax....super fun!

$20 wood armoire redo from TMTOMH Too Much Time on My Hands sq copy

I love these baskets from Hobby Lobby that are holding all of our tablecloths and napkins out of sight.

$20 wood armoire redo from TMTOMH Too Much Time on My Hands 2 copy

This is our view when we walk in the front door and I am just so happy with how it turned out. I keep walking in there to just sit and look around at my finally finished room!

$20 wood armoire redo from TMTOMH Too Much Time on My Hands 4 copy

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Comments

  1. Amazing price and an amazing makeover.

    Jeanine

  2. Just beautiful – I’ve done a couple of units black as well for my place and I’ve gotten some pretty decent deals but never 14.99 – that’s just amazing !!!
    Love the addition of the baskets 🙂

  3. Loved this update! Saw this at The Handmade Hangout Party! Here’s what I shared there: http://lollyjane.com/chippy-glam-dresser-makeover/

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