• PROJECTS • Reused Armoire Doors

April 22, 2012

While redoing the 4th bedroom, my son decided he no longer wanted the upper doors on his entertainment armoire. Instead of throwing them away, I took them to the garage. I decided I was going to give them a new life but I wasn't quite sure what that new life would be.

Fast forward to two weeks ago...........While I was working on my burlap tables; I decided to make some changes in the family room. The first thing I did was paint this mirror from black to white:


I added a little brown glaze to the rope detail then sealed it. Once finished I hung it over the couch. While trying to decide what to put on either side of the mirror, an idea popped into my head..........the doors!


 These doors have a wonderful arch at the top. I removed the hardware, lightly sanded, painted them white, then distressed them.


Once finished, however, I didn't like the way it looked. It was missing something. So, I spent the next several days deciding what I wanted to do. At first, I was going to use a french graphic from The Graphics Fairy. After a lot of debating, I decided not to go that route. Finally I decided to use a stencil, this way I wasn't locked into something specific. DH and I took a trip to Hobby Lobby, where I found the stencil I wanted to use.

The next day, I grabbed my black paint and went to work.


But the stencil was too dark. Well, I grabbed my sand paper and distressed the stencil and the area around it. I liked this look better.


I did the same thing to the other door. Once sealed, dried, and the knobs were back on, I hung the doors on either side of the mirror. Here is the finished look.

I love the way it looks, Don't you?


31 comments

  1. very pretty!

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    thanks for joining in Fridays Unfolded!

    alison

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  2. Tina you have been so super busy! I love this project. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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  3. Ooooh. So pretty. I've been wanting to stencil a door in our house and you have inspired me to get it done! Thanks for sharing.
    Angie

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  4. That looks very good!! I love the arch on the doors, it really adds something to the overall display!!

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  5. Love how it turned out! The distressed and muted stencil is perfect ...

    :)

    Linda
    www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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  6. Wow! These are lovely! I love the curves at the top and the way you distressed them. Great job! I'm your newest fan. Please stop by bellanest.blogspot.com any time!

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  7. Beautiful job, Tina! So so pretty and clever!

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  8. Oh, I love what you did with your doors! The stenciling and the distressing look fabulous!

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing this charming project at NTT!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  10. I just love this idea, it is so pretty!!!
    thanks for linking up.
    XO
    Kristin

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  11. Hi, Tina!
    They turned out beautifully!!!
    Just came over from Coastal Charm party!

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  12. Thanks for sharing at Cowgirl Up. Those are absolutely darling.

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  13. It's always so nice to meet another craft hoarder! lol, my hubby thinks I'm nuts for always wanting to hold onto things like that, you just never know what you can come up with to use them again! Thanks for stopping by and linking up to tip toe thru tuesday! I'm your newest follower!

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  14. Hi Tina!

    That was so creative of you and the fact that the doors are just the right size for the mirror is a stroke of good luck. It came out look so nice!

    Thanks for sharing this at my party this week!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

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  15. Tina, I love it! A very creative redo and repurpose of armoire doors! Great Job! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  16. What a great idea. Turned out beautiful.

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  17. I just love how projects like this just come together! I think it looks amazing. Great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing at the Rock N Share!

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  18. How luck were you to get those doors! I love, love, love what you did with them. I have a stencil similar to that one. I love the damask print and how you distressed it. Now I want to put paint my stencil on something, haha.

    Great job!
    Shasta

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  19. wow it looks great! I'm a new follower and am so excited to check out your other cool projects. Feel free to follow me back at http://iheartpears.blogspot.com/2012/04/bits-pieces-collection-from-bailey-baby.html

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  20. Very pretty! xo Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things hop I hope you have a weekend filled with happy!

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  21. Looks fantastic! I agree that that stencil was too dark at first, but it looks perfect now. And I really like the way the doors look with the mirror!

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  22. Totally Perfect!!! I'd love to have you share at my party...it JUST opened!!!

    http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/04/overflowing-with-creativity-19.html

    XO, Aimee

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  23. Those really turned out well! I also love the fact that the doors were the same size as your mirror. It really sets it all off. Love the distressed stencil look . : ).. Great job altogether!

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  24. Looks so classy! and follow you now, I'll be glad if you follow back at http://ahouseofonesown-monicalivas.blogspot.com/

    Hugs from Turkey,
    Monica.

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  25. Yes! I absolutely love it!
    My sweet son in love...he'd kill me if he knew I referenced him that way (he's all man and stuff) ...anyway, he works for this great Solar Screen company and he brought me 3...yes, THREE really cool shutter displays from work. I've been trying to figure out what in the world to do with them!

    This IS IT! ...CAN YOU TELL I'm excited?!?! ....
    I want to start on this ...THIS WEEK!

    I've got to link back here and give you credit. Cause this is a great idea.

    thanks a bunch-- Pat

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  26. This vignette looks very nice, but I wonder if you had a bad experience with someone stealing your photos the way you put your watermark across the photo?

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  27. I LOVE these!! It turned out so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  28. Very very nice...

    I love this..


    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  29. How clever and creative! I wouldn't never thought of hanging the doors on each side of the mirror. I love the look:) Thank you for linking up to Freedom Fridays. Can't wait for next Friday!

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