New Uses for Old Armoires








I have an armoire sitting in my living room.
I received it (along with a dozen other furniture pieces) 
as payment in exchange for a home staging I completed.


It holds nothing. Yet.
I gathered some ideas for it and thought you might like to see them, too.
I've chosen one of these ideas below.
Can you guess which one?


BATHROOM STORAGE

Without the doors (if you have some pretty organizing items like
jars, baskets, and hooks) an armoire is whimsical and functional in a bathroom.



SEWING CABINET

Lindy transformed this beautiful French piece so she could hide away the sewing mess 
because this is in her guest room (guest room pictures in the link under the picture, too!)



PRETTY PRIMPING PLACE

Pam designed and created this area for her daughter 
so she had an area to go glam and get girly.



CRAFT and PROJECT AREA

Susan found this armoire for $25. 
She says, "Now when I work on a project, I won't have to go on a scavenger hunt
to find my supplies all over the house."



OUTDOOR POTTING and GARDENING SHED

A free score from Craigslist and $11 in brackets and paint gave Karin this adorable
place to play in the dirt.



BEVERAGE or BAR BUREAU

What a creative way to be hospitable!
This spot makes it easy to welcome your guest and family
with refreshments.
Tea, water, soda or other drinks welcome here, too!



BABY'S CHANGING TABLE

Clever. Concealed. Contained.



LINEN CUPBOARD

Couldn't every home could use an extra linen closet?

source: unknown


PANTRY or BAKING ZONE 

If you've got the space for this in your kitchen, try it!!

source: unknown



CHINA COLLECTION CABINET

Have you a collection of a set of serveware that you'd like to display?
Here's a way!

Photographer George Dzahristos


OUTDOOR ADVENTURES POD

Jack (he's 5 years old) and Gracie (she's 1.5 years old) have their own
special spot for their play stuff. How FUN!



OFFICE

Handy yet hidden, this petite version is just the right size.




Do you have an unused or outdated armoire sitting somewhere gathering dust,
or worse, clutter?

Clean that thing out. Paint it. Make it useful again.
Or sell it to me.
I've found lots of ideas and places to use one!

What could you use an armoire for?


Jaime

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33 comments:

  1. great post! I Love all of them, the bathroom storage one is too cute!

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  2. I love them all!! Now i need to find a million armoirse to re-purpose!!

    Cheers
    ~ Jillian
    www.hersplitends.com

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    1. Jillian,
      Armoires are all over the place! Thrift stores, yard sales, Craigslist, the classifieds!
      You'll have a collection of them in no time!
      :)

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  3. Love the extra "linen closet" and, most especially, the beautiful armoire bar. That particular piece is gorgeous and should never "gather dust".

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  4. Oh I think they are all great! I have never seen one as a change table, but that is one fab idea!!

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    1. I know! I wish I'd had an armoire changing table when my girls were small.
      All I had was the edge of the bed or crib. Poor me :)

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  5. I totally had this post written down as a blog post for MY blog!!! Sigh! Oh well... at least someone shared the versatility that armoires have to offer.

    http://www.domesticblissdiaries.com

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    1. I'm sorry!
      Great minds and all that...

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  6. Love all of them! Love the pantry idea and the bathroom storage! I have an old pine cabinet sitting in my garage as we speak. Cant wait to get started on it. Just waiting for some cooler weather, so I can work in the garage!!

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    1. Hurry up Fall, so Carol Jane can get to it!

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  7. I have one that I store all my tutoring supplies for work in. One cabinet to house everything makes it easy to find what I need and keeps like things together.
    Love the pantry and bathroom ideas!

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    1. You already know the benefits of armoires, then!
      YAY!

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  8. Oh my gosh! I love all of them! And I have long disliked the conversion of armoires! I love the bright bathroom one! I wish I had a bathroom large enough! I do not like the changing table -- probably because I get a little claustrophobic and I imagine some little baby feeling the same way -- ridiculous I know! Definitely excellent for keeping the baby from rolling off though! I love the pantry too, the baking center, kinda the sewing center -- that might be a good idea for me as currently I've no place to put my sewing machine that's easy. thanks for sharing all of these!

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    1. I am glad you are a new convert to armoire conversion!
      I hope that you will consider redesigning one sometime and showing me?

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  9. What great ideas!!! I'm thinking you are going to use this in the basement cafe, for a beverage/bar bureau, maybe??? I like, I like!!!

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    1. Hiya, friend!
      I am actually turning the armoire into a...
      wait. That's another day another post.
      Sorry.

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  10. The pantry idea is great! I'm looking for something like this maybe a lil smaller for my crafts! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Comeca!
      I am happy to see you :)
      I hope you can find an armoire that's perfect for your crafts!
      Love, me

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  11. I can't wait to see what you end up doing with it Leslie! Those are some fantastic ideas! :-)
    Vanessa

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    1. Hi Vanessa!
      YOU always inspire me, too!
      I am working on my armoire this week.
      Post to follow!
      :)
      HUGS!

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  12. Lots of great ideas... I especially loved both of the bathroom versions.

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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    1. Hi!
      I hope our next home has a bathroom big enough for an armoire, too!
      Thank you for the blessings!
      Blessings right back to you, too!

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  13. I have just been reading your adventures over at Our Little Town! You are both hilarious! It sounds like you had so much fun!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  14. Neat ideas. I guess there are a lot of armories being re purposed with all of the flat screen TVs out there.I keep mine filled with towels, just inside the door near the pool. Holds a ton - and out of sight.

    - The Tablescaper

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  15. Well...you must not be doing the bathroom one since you said you hope you have a bathroom big enough in the future...and that was going to be my guess. I'm thinking you went with the linen closet. Now I'm off to look, because you've probably already posted about what you did. ;)

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  16. Which one did you do? I'm dying here!!!!!

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  17. Good work on using old armoires. Thanks for sharing with photos.

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  18. Just found this post on pinterest! I have an old armoire that we use to hold items for our two dogs :) Their food bins, leashes, medications/shampoos/brushes, clippers, dog towels etc. If it's "dog" it goes in their cabinet- and works so well! Thanks for the post :)

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  19. I just bought a miniature armoire/wardrobe type piece from Goodwill today for $30. I saw it and just had to have it, I have no idea what I am going to do with it and already have dry sinks and some hutches that are waiting for me to get inspired, but I couldn't pass it up. I love these ideas.

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  20. I love the bathroom and linen storage ones. Which one did you choose?

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  21. Hey, now I can finally put to good use the huge, old armoire gathering dust in my garage. I just LOVE ALL your creative ideas!! (But, I guess I'm the only one who misunderstood: I thought you were saying the armoire at the very top is empty in the picture, now look at the finished armoires below and tell me which one it is...)

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