Disclosure: I am a DecoArt blogger and this blog post has been sponsored.

Our house has four bedrooms plus a study. Dividing those rooms up between us and 5 of the kids was a breeze thanks to the great layout. We obviously took over the master bedroom (although the kids did put up a good fight), the oldest of the girls has the other main bedroom (which also has a private bathroom), one of the eight year old girls has her own bedroom and the other eight year old (Marisol) and the seven year old share a bedroom. The three younger girls also share the main bathroom upstairs. Which meant that Flynn was moved into the study downstairs. Which was actually the perfect place for him, he has his own bathroom with a shower down there, doesn't have to share a bathroom with the girls, his bedroom is directly below ours so I can hear if he wakes up, and I can keep a closer eye on him after he's gone to bed for the night.

The only problem with his bedroom is that it didn't have closet, because you know, it's technically a study. A very large study, seeing as we can fit his queen-sized bed, a desk, two bookshelves, and now an armoire into it very comfortably, but still, it was a study.

And so for the longest time I've been looking for the perfect armoire. I didn't want to spend a fortune, but wanted to make sure it matched his bed. Up until this point all of his clothes had been folded and placed on one of the two bookshelves, which meant he had toys and books everywhere.

But no more.

How to paint an armoire with DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint. #ChalkyFinish #SecondChances
As I mentioned, I'd been searching for some time for the perfect armoire. I do my best to pop into my favorite thrifts stores about once a month to look for items to re-purpose. This past Memorial Day weekend I decided to head down south to San Diego to visit some of my old favorites, which I hadn't been to in a while. 

After a brief gushy celebrity sighting moment when I realized that one of my favorite stores, Bargain Hunters, is owned by Rene from Storage Wars, I finally came across the perfect armoire at the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church Resale Shop and the best part, all furniture was 50% off. So I picked up this fabulous piece for $62.50.

And look how wonderfully it matches his bed frame.

How to paint an armoire with DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint. #ChalkyFinish #SecondChances

It had a broken drawer pull, was missing the hanging rail, and had a few dings and scrapes, but overall was in great condition. The one thing I knew I had to do was remove the gold hardware and replace it with satin chrome. So my first stop was to the hardware store for new hinges, door knobs and drawer pulls.

How to paint an armoire with DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint. #ChalkyFinish #SecondChances

And then I had to find a hanging rail, which was actually a little tougher than I thought it would be. I think next time I would just cut a wood rail to hang, but I did manage to find one adjustable hanging rail at the hardware store.

Next, I wanted to paint the inside. Flynn loves blue and so I wanted to make the inside bright and colorful, and not so dark and boring.

I removed all of the doors, shelves and drawers from the armoire, and then piece by piece sanded  and painted them with three coats of DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in Treasure.

How to paint an armoire with DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint. #ChalkyFinish #SecondChances

How to paint an armoire with DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint. #ChalkyFinish #SecondChances

I then applied a varnish over the top. I did the painting portion of this project over a couple of days to allow the paint to dry properly before applying the next coat, and then on day three I added the new hardware and put the armoire back together.

How to paint an armoire with DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint. #ChalkyFinish #SecondChances

And Flynn is thrilled with his new cabinet. I can now pull all of his costumes out of the garage and put them away, and his books and toys can get off the floor and onto the bookshelves.

How to paint an armoire with DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint. #ChalkyFinish #SecondChances

 

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Disclosure: I am a DecoArt blogger and this blog post has been sponsored.

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