Chic and Cheap Ways to Refresh Your Furniture

By Kieran DiTullio

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armoire makeover
armoire makeover

Armoire Overhaul: After

We replaced the upper pullout shelf with a fixed painted plywood shelf hung on wooden brackets, which we screwed directly into the armoire's back wall.

We cut Homasote boards (recycled fiberboards soft enough to sink pushpins into) to fit the back and the side door panels and covered them in fabric secured with a staple gun. Small screw hooks hold each panel in place; you can also simply screw the panels to the corners.

We swapped out dated brass hardware for pretty (and inexpensive) glass knobs.

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