Upcycled Armoire

My take on a DIY salvaged piece of furniture

My tiny house is just that; less than 500 square feet of living space; this doesn't leave a lot of room for furniture. 

spindle legs ready for a project

Everything has to be pared down, simplified and reduced.  That doesn't mean the charm and character has to be too!

Here's my upcycled armoire to hold clothing; it's simple, yet sweet, and not a difficult project because you can find most of these kinds of things in the recycle center or at a garage sale; keep your eyes peeled for old doors, drawer fronts, small pieces of painted furniture, and turned legs.

Combine these to make a unique accent piece for your house, tiny or not.

The armoire base - a simple plywood cabinet...

This simple plywood cabinet started life as an ammunition storage unit; get ready for your transformation!

Four turned legs...

Four turned legs salvaged from a little plywood table - we seem to collect a lot of odd bits of furniture that look like shop projects from the high school - this one was obviously something like that originally, and used every technique known to man.

Solid maple drawer fronts?  I can use those...

These are solid maple drawer fronts - no sign of the rest of them.  What do I do with the two holes for the handles though?

Drill holes in a pattern...

That's easy - just drill holes to make a simple pattern.  The doors will be stripped of the finish, and the rest of the top part made out of lumber.

Use stripper - carefully - to take off the old paint from the turned legs...

Stripper was used to get rid of the paint from the legs of the armoire - these are the ones in the upper picture, cut off at a suitable length.

Won't be long now, and I'll have a fun and upcycled armoire to use as a cupboard.

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