Monday, April 2, 2012

Wardrobe Reveal!

Last year, I showed you all a beautiful wardrobe we bought for my daughters room.  I am happy to say, this weekend we finally finished it!

Here is the before....
Here is the story on this little baby.  My daughter needed a closet.  Her bedroom is technically an office = no where to hang her clothes!  I was looking at a couple of options from Ikea, and it was going to cost me around $200.  ouch!  When I found this antique on Craiglist I knew it was perfect!  It was $200!

The owners say they bought it at an antique store in California for $2500 30 years ago.  There is a date stamp on it that says 1906.  It's the coolest piece, with old fashioned hardware holding it together.  And mostly pegs and holes.  I love it!  Now before you go berserk on me thinking I totally ruined an antique, I must tell you you it was already ruined!  There were many marks and spots where it was previously painted (turquoise, mind you!) and then stripped.  Also, there was a mirror in the hole, but the previous owners broke it.

Ainsley is thrilled!  She loves bright vibrant colors and this is perfect for how she is designing her bedroom.  What do you think?

So far, linked at:  Under the table and dreaming, Keeping it simple, Skip to my Lou, Todays Creative Blog, Sassy Sites, Vintage Wannabe, Sugar Bee, Chef in Training, Home Stories A2Z, Hope Studios, Not just a housewife, mommy by day crafter by night, Lil Luna, Rae Gun Ramblings, DIY by Design, Ginger Snap, Uncommonly Yours, Blue Cricket

16 comments:

TamaraLove said...

What a FUN piece of furniture. (: It came out beautifully!! Nice work. I love it!

Sankat said...

It's adorable! I love the flowers that you put under the chicken wire. Very cute.

Melissa said...

Amazing! I want one:)

Melissa said...

Amazing! I want one:)

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

LOVE it! I love the teal and yellow combination! New follower via the Vintage Wanna Bee Link Party! I look forward to reading more of your blog! :) xo, Reannah

Carrie said...

Great project. The colors are so fun.

ms.composure said...

stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed this post!! very very cute and i love the colors new follower :-)

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Vanessa Barker said...

I NEED this in my bedroom. So cute!
I'd love if you could come link up at my first ever Tutorial Tuesday at Our Thrifty Ideas http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/04/tutorial-tuesday-1.html

Lytles said...

Looks fantastic!
Can't wait to see you!

Amanda @ The Little Giggler said...

What an awesome wardrobe! I love the colors you chose! I love the story too. I hope you can stop by my party and link this baby up!

http://www.thelittlegiggler.com/2012/04/love-it-and-link-it-up-3.html

Little Bit said...

Soooooo Cute! I love the colors and the chicken wire addition is perfect for using too! Little Bit

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Love the colors, love the chicken wire ... what a great piece!

Trish Atkinson said...

I LOVE those colors together! The chicken wire is so creative, I know my 11 year old would have a hay day pinning things up on that. Great job!

Taylor said...

Such a beautiful piece!!
I would love for you to share this with my Unveil Your Genius Link Party! (New linky every Thursday). Here's this week's linky link:
http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/2012/04/unveil-your-genius-link-party-5.html

Happy Friday!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

This is such a beautiful piece! This beats anything IKEA any day! Love it!

Take care,

Trish

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Just wanted to let you know that we featured your awesome wardrobe at our link party tonight! Thanks again for sharing!

Take care,

Trish

http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/