I found this gorgeous, vintage armoire the other day while I was out with my daughter, Sophie.
The armoire is quite tall and sturdy. I believe it looks to be from about the 1930’s or 40’s. The detail is very pretty and will look so nice when painted. It has a drawer with two pulls but unfortunately one is damaged (missing a piece).
The mirror on the front door is in excellent condition and has a beveled edge.
The door opens to the inside that has a rod with three movable rings and a few hooks attached to the back. The original shelf is missing and someone had used an Ikea shelf in its place. It obviously doesn’t look right so that needs to be replaced.
We had a great day and I found a few other pieces that I’ll share soon!
what a gorgeous find!
What a beautiful piece of furniture. I can’t wait to see it painted.
Hi Suzanne, I have a ‘somewhat’ similar armoire in my garage waiting for me to get some inspiration on what to do with it! I wasn’t sure how anyone could hang clothes in it as it is quite narrow and a standard hanger will not fit, now I see from your pictures that clothes were hung on hooks not hangers…this makes way more sense!! I still think it’s too narrow for a clothes armoire but maybe a good for linens 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you do with yours 🙂
Yes, for today’s clothing it definitely is too narrow but it will still be useful for storage and will look so pretty in a bedroom. Or, a child’s room with their smaller clothing. Best of luck on yours! Don’t you love a good find?!
I’m curious. The piece looks like it has quite a bit of “shine” to the finish. I know you will rough sand it, but how do you sand those curved detail pieces at the top. Hand sand? And do you worry about the crevices not getting sanding enough? Guess it depends on where you are going with the piece.
I only subscribe to a few blogs and you are one. Really enjoy your posts. Looking forward to your redo.
Hi Gwen, I think I’m doing white on this one. So, I will first lightly paint over the crevices in the detail on the top so it shows and see how that looks. If I don’t like it, I shall paint them fully and distress with sandpaper. I am not going to first sand the detail. Chalk paint will adhere fine and it won’t need it. I will lightly sand the body to create a smoother finish to paint. I am also hoping for no bleed through and may have found a solution that I’ll post about soon. I need to try it first! Thanks so much!
I try so hard to leave envy out o my life but it’s very difficult. I would love to find something like this but being disabled and unable to drive, I leave the hard work to you guys and just enjoy the beauty.