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The Glorious Fabric Storage Armoire

Hi! The craft room is not quite done yet, but I couldn't help myself... I've started moving stuff in there. I'm just too stinkin' excited!

Today I'm going to show you how I decided to store all of my fabric. I am a fabric hoarder. I know it and I don't care. So having a really functional way to store all of it is important to me. 

A few years ago, I bought this solid wood armoire at a yard sale for $5:

Gosh, I still get giddy thinking about it. That was one heck of a deal!

I gave it a makeover and it held our old school boxy TV for several years:

That TV died and we finally came around to this decade and got a flat screen. I created a media console for the flat screen from junk I found in the garage and was left with a gorgeous, empty armoire to use somewhere else.

So of course I wanted to put it in my craft room:

Look at this, friends:

Doesn't it just fill your heart up with joy to see all of that fabric stacked so neatly and divided by color?!

All I did to change this armoire's purpose was add a second shelf inside and paint the insides of the doors with chalkboard paint.

The shelves are for large pieces of fabric, 1 yard + and the drawers hold all of my scraps and smaller fabric pieces:

Gah! I am over the moon!!

I love you, fabric storage armoire!! So hard!
The Craft Patch
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  1. I am so jealous! $5?! How is that even possible? They basically gave it away! You've turned it into a gorgeous piece of furniture. I love your organization skills! Can't wait to see he full craft room. =D

    1. I know, right?! The lady told me the price and I tried to hide my crazy eyes. Then I went out to the car and squeeled for a good ten minutes!!

  2. I remember when you got and posted about that armoire! What a wonderful new use for it! And...when you close the doors, no distraction or clutter! Too bad it doesn't have a pull out or fold down desk top to set the fabrics on as you are getting something off one of the shelves. I can not wait to see the full reveal! You are always do creative!

    1. Alice, loyal readers like you are my favorite part of blogging! Thanks for sticking around here all these years!

      And yes... I wish there was a fold-down desk too! That would be perfect!

  3. This turned out amazing! I just discovered your blog and it is my new favorite! What kind of paint did you use to refinish this...all the furniture you refinish turns out with a perfect finish.

    1. Aw,, thank you so much!

      For this piece, I sanded really well, primed with an oil based primer, then used latex paint applied with a brush and a small foam roller.

  4. Wow! I used to have the same (pre-makeover armoire)! I was a gorgeous piece to begin with, but you made it look so clean and neat by removing the wooden accents and painting it! Good job!!!

    1. Wow! What a small world Eliza! Isn't it amazing what a few small changes can do to make a piece of furniture look new?


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