Chablis had an old make up table that we bought her when she was in grade school, and she decided to refinish it. We removed the mirror and drawer, gave it a good sanding....
....then painted, distressed and waxed it. The mirror side panels will hold photos and the mirror itself actually swings open for jewelry storage.
This armoire was one of the first pieces that we bought at a garage sale in the spring. It was painted a hideous streaked brown and green. The windows in the upper doors had decorative plastic pieces that we immediately ripped off. I wish I would have taken a picture of the before on that. The molding around the inside of the glass was also badly chipped. Paint drips and drools were streaked down behind the molding and were visible from the front. We ended up completely taking apart the doors, removing all the glass, scraping and cleaning it and then re-installing it.
Chablis gave the entire piece a good sanding and cleaning....
And then we applied 2 coats of a lovely grey/green paint that we then distressed and waxed. The original hardware cleaned up beautifully by soaking it for a few hours in some vinegar.
Chablis is thinking of using it for her TV and DVD player. There's a nice drawer for remote controls and plenty of storage for DVD's in the bottom.
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