For many years we used a pine armoire to house our TV.
When we upgraded to a larger flat screen TV that no longer fit in our armoire, I wanted to find a use for this piece of furniture. I hate to throw things away if I don’t have to.
Well, it was a good thing we held on to this armoire. The room we decided to use for a bedroom for our daughter has no closets. Enter the up cycled armoire.
We loved it in raw pine back in the day, but it was due for a facelift. So, painted in white and distressed, it matches her thrifted Jenny Lind bed frame.
All it took to convert this piece into a useable closet for our daughter’s room was a clothing rod. Hubby attached it with a block of scrap wood on each side of the rod for further durability.
Since little girl’s dresses are so short, it is working just fine right now with extra room at the bottom for baskets of linens and such.
So if you’re looking for extra clothing storage (or crafting storage, toy storage, game storage, kitchen storage!), look no further than your local thrift store or yard sale and pick up one of these “old” armoires. Sure, you might not put a TV in them anymore, but you might be able to pick one up for cheap and give it a new life.
Great on the budget. Super cute. Love to prevent needless waste. And create a personal piece that works for you.
What is your favorite TV cabinet up-cycle?