Wood Wardrobe and Vintage Chandelier
I didn’t paint it! The vintage wood wardrobe is all dressed up and in the house. I hung an old chandelier from the clothes rod and it looks awesome if I do say so myself.
I also dressed it up with a few new knobs. I’m not sure about the knobs so maybe you can help me out.
This is how the wardrobe looked when I spotted it at my favorite junk shop. Who could pass that up. Only $35 too. My original plan was to keep it for myself and not to paint it. That’s just what I did.
I cleaned it up and moved it into the house. Then I shopped my home for just the right accessories.
The wood wardrobe was a little moldy and a little smelly.
I started the cleaning job on the back. I used Simple Green for the wash down then also went over the back of the piece with diluted bleach.
The inside and bottom along with the drawers got a good vacuuming.
Boy, the JTS sure got a good shot of me. Cleaning the inside casing is the hardest part of the job. Laying the furniture on it’s back makes it a tad bit easier to clean.
After the cleaning I used Howard’s Restore-a-Finish on the wood and also the inside of the drawers. The top drawer front has been “restored”. See the difference the Howard’s makes. It’s not a refinishing product but it can sure brighten the original finish.
You may remember the chandelier I originally hung on a vintage floor lamp stand. I love how it looks hanging in the wardrobe. Of course all the wiring has been removed so it doesn’t work. It’s how it looks that counts, right??
The rusty metal rolling rack came from the junk shop too. I just bought it recently and haven’t even posted about my last junkin’ trip. Anyway, can you believe how perfect it is in this space. Now I have another place to store my many magazines. The knobs are from Tuesday Morning. I bought two boxes not knowing what I would do with them. I just knew they were shiny and you know how I’m attracted to shiny objects.
There were only two boxes of the knobs to be had. I put four knobs on the top two wardrobe drawers. Do you like the knobs or should I go more colorful, or maybe put the wood knobs back on? I think they work with the neutral wood and rust theme (insert Kathy smiley face).
I added décor I shopped from the house, trying and discarding items as I went. That’s the way to do it. Try different things till it looks right.
Are you glad I didn’t paint it? How do you like the styling? What about the knobs? Leave a note and I’ll see you maybe tomorrow. Have a great day!
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com