At Juvenile Hall Design, there is nothing I love more than taking something that a client thinks is looking shabby and boring, and giving it a tune up. This Armoire was just one small part of a $500 sci-fi room renovation challenge, this representing about $70 of that total. And just hold tight because I will get to the rest of it in some future posts.
Note: First and most important, when you are refinishing furniture, you MUST at least give it a light, quick sanding and coat of primer. You can brush or spray the primer, but don’t forget about ventilation!
Remember this phrase…“When you renovate, Ventilate!!!”
I’m making this sound a bit silly for entertainment purposes, but primers AND sealers are no joke so please be kind to your lungs. I also recommend semi-gloss latex paint for the topcoat of kid’s furniture because of it’s easy clean up.
The next thing I did was measure and cut to size ¼ inch cork pieces to inset into the door panels. Before gluing them in, I sprayed them with a shimmery, metallic paint to keep them in line with our fantasy sci-fi theme. The orange magnetic plates from IKEA were a, bold, inexpensive, and useful add-on.
The final touch was this globe light also from IKEA.