Jewelry Armoire Makeover

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Outdated jewelry armoire makeover … for the second time! Classy and elegant gold and white.

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Hello beautiful friends!

I hope you had a great weekend. We were busy, busy, busy around here. If you follow on Instagram with me, you might have seen a bit of it.
I was working on this jewelry armoire makeover, a small desk I found at the ReStore a week or so ago, and went and picked up a teak outdoor set for our beach house. I’ll be restoring it to its original beauty soon. (I’ll be posting how I do it too) I’m thrilled because we’ve been looking for a set for a while but they are so pricey!
We got a great deal!

Oh, and my husband was up working on his “closet”. He got the doors on. They had to be cut down because of the crown molding we are planning to add so it took a bit longer.
We also went to IKEA (first time since the quarantine…and all masked up, yes! It’s required here in Virginia). Luckily we bought the last Lofallet Beige Ektorp sectional for our beach house. YIPPEE!! The first guy who helped us said it was out of stock. But I asked another person to double-check…and one left!
Yay…mine! lol

The Ektorp line is being discontinued, or so I was told by the associate. Did you know that? They are replacing it with a bit larger style with comfier cushions so they said. Which is great, but I’m a little bummed because I was unable to get the Lofallet Beige covers for my living room furniture for our furniture here. (I want to change out the white) Out of stock and not sure they are coming back since they are discontinuing the series. Boo!

Anyway, on top of all that, I’ll be going thrift store shopping for my next haul hopefully tomorrow or Weds (keep an eye on my stories). Stay tuned for that post and the teak furniture makeover, this week and next. The little student desk I found is being a bear. I decided to remove the veneer on the front and it’s going to be a bit more work than planned…but I’m really excited about my plans for it once I get it all down to the bare wood.

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This jewelry armoire I’m sharing today is one that is very special to me.
I had wanted one for a while and my mom gifted it to me years ago. She passed away in 2013 and so this is a special piece to me and one I won’t be letting go.

Outdated jewelry armoire makeover ... for the second time! Classy and elegant gold and white. Third times the charm! artsychicksrule.com #jewelryarmoire #whitefurniture #whiteandgold

Jewelry Armoire Makeover

It started out in an orange-y oak that we all used to love so much. ;) I then painted it pink with dark wax about 10 years ago.

Outdated jewelry armoire makeover ... for the second time! Classy and elegant gold and white. Third times the charm! artsychicksrule.com #jewelryarmoire #whitefurniture #whiteandgold

But I decided to classy it up a bit.

White and gold, always a classy choice. The hardware was sort of an antique gold but I changed them to my favorite soft gold instead.

 

Before I began, I unscrewed all the doors, etc. and separated each piece. Then I used a little mineral spirits to remove the wax I had applied on the first paint job. You can paint over wax with chalk paint but I don’t love doing that. You can either sand or use mineral spirits to remove it.

Outdated jewelry armoire makeover ... for the second time! Classy and elegant gold and white. Third times the charm! artsychicksrule.com #jewelryarmoire #whitefurniture #whiteandgold

Then I gave it about 2 coats of the white.

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We are in the middle of a little makeover and refresh for our screened porch so it’s EMPTY! Sure has been a nice working spot for me. :)
But it will be filled up again soon. haha

OH, you might have also seen in my stories over on Instagram about the strippers I was testing out. I tried Jasco spray, Jasco gel, and Citristrip again. (the Citristrip looked like the old version (more creamy than gel, like the new version so I bought it in hopes they went back to the old formula)
The Jasco works great! BUT…it is really, really stinky. Ugh.
I was out here on the porch in the fresh air and I could hardly stand to be near it. Bummer.
So, verdict…if you have something tough to remove, Jasco. Otherwise, I suppose I will have to stick with Citristrip until I find a suitable replacement. It just does not work as well as it used to. Wish they hadn’t changed the formula but watcha gonna do?

Okay, back to this jewelry armoire makeover.

Once the paint was good and dry I gave it one coat of the Varathane Matte sealer. I like it but it has a bit more sheen than I think matte should have. Still nice though.

Then I screwed it all back together.

Outdated jewelry armoire makeover ... for the second time! Classy and elegant gold and white. Third times the charm! artsychicksrule.com #jewelryarmoire #whitefurniture #whiteandgold

Outdated jewelry armoire makeover ... for the second time! Classy and elegant gold and white. Third times the charm! artsychicksrule.com #jewelryarmoire #whitefurniture #whiteandgold

I just love that Champagne Mist gold color. So soft and elegant.

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Love the nice, new clean crisp look of it. I like dark wax on some things but it can look dingy to me.

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I went and cut a few hydrangea blooms off one of my bushes outside for the photo shoot. :)

Outdated jewelry armoire makeover ... for the second time! Classy and elegant gold and white. Third times the charm! artsychicksrule.com #jewelryarmoire #whitefurniture #whiteandgold

I’m so thrilled that several of my hydrangea bushes have gotten so huge with tons of blooms. I would never cut them in the past because there were never enough. The two small ones (I have 6 bushes now total) I have out front only have about 3-4 blooms each. BUT those two have the most vibrant colors of all. Dark, rich pink and then about 4 feet over, dark, rich blue-purple…my favorite. I can’t wait till they get bigger!

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White and gold, classy, and elegant. Such a nice change for this little jewelry armoire.

Outdated jewelry armoire makeover ... for the second time! Classy and elegant gold and white. Third times the charm! artsychicksrule.com #jewelryarmoire #whitefurniture #whiteandgold

Reinvent your old furniture and stuff…really just anything you don’t love the look of anymore. Reimagine it before you toss it!
I’d bet you can absolutely relove it.

PIN it to save it!

Outdated jewelry armoire makeover ... for the second time! Classy and elegant gold and white. Third times the charm! artsychicksrule.com #jewelryarmoire #whitefurniture #whiteandgold

Have a wonderful week!

This is what I’m tackling next…

UPDATE!! See how this set turned out now, here!

I’ll see you back here on Thursday I hope with my next haul finds. Can’t wait!!

xoxo

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30 Comments

  1. Beautiful makeover Nancy! Thanks for sharing your experience with CitriStrip. Sorry to hear they changed their formula. I have heard from several bloggers about this issue. In the end, this jewelry armoire looks stunning. You really did another gorgeous job!

    1. Thanks so much, Christina! And yes, I’m sad they changed it because I used to really love it. xo

  2. Hi
    Love your makeovers! Wanted to mention to try EBay for your ikea sofa cover. I’ve had luck there finding a discontinued color for my sectional.

    1. Aw, thanks so much, Lauren! And yes, I will have to do that!! Sadly, the ones I want are not in stock in store and I can’t even order them at my zip code. But I will check there! Thanks!!xoxo

  3. It’s funny I am working on a jewelry armoire right now. So many drawers! Love the look of white

  4. I love that Champagne color as well. What brand is it and where did you buy it. I have a light in my entry way and one over my sink that I would like to change. I love the pieces you do.

    1. Thanks, Brenda! Oh, and I have a direct link to the exact one I used in the post. (it’s in the gray box that says “Materials List”) It’s by Rustoleum and you can get it at the big box stores or Amazon. My link is for Amazon. :) This is such a soft, pretty shade of gold, can’t go wrong! xoxo

  5. This is so elegant in its simple white and gold! I love that you have this special piece from your Mom. I also know that you have a ton of jewelry, so I’m sure you fill it right up ha ha! XOXO

    1. Thank you, Christy! :) Yes, it really is very. And yes, I do!! Haha…I have a hard time passing up pretty earrings and bracelets!! lol xoxo

  6. I wanted to thank you for the tip on IKEA Ektorp Sofas’ products being discontinued! This will have a huge impact on many of us, who, like you, have the sofas or the armchairs. Wish me luck finding some replacement covers… I have my doubts.

    1. You are so very welcome, Maureen! Yes, it really will. And yes, sadly I have found (by putting it other zip codes) that some can still get them and some can’t. I think it might have to do with what they have in their warehouses that servicing those areas. It looks like the white ones are still in stock here for me but not the beige which is what I’m looking for. I keep refreshing the page every day and hoping to see “in stock”!! :) xo

  7. Good news! The IKEA website has Ektorp slipcovers for sofa, loveseat, chair and ottoman! Rush to get them!

  8. I have had an old jewelry armoire that I have wanted to paint and this post gave me the push I needed! I wanted to ask what type of brush did you use for the project? Love your posts Nancy – thanks so much!

    1. Oh yay, I love to hear that! :) I used a small angled brush like this… You can also use a small cabinet roller too for most of it. :) xo

  9. It’s a beautiful piece Nancy, and so special from your mother! I’m glad that you were able to reimagine it, and that’s such good advice too, “reimagine before tossing!”

  10. Oh, Nancy, your MaMa would be so proud of you. You alway glam up everything you do. I liked the before, but I also love the after.

  11. Perfect timing for this makeover; a friend just gave me a similar item and I’ve been wondering how to refinish it. Love the white! I love that this piece connects you with your mom…thanks for sharing that part of its history, too!

  12. I just love your jewelry armoire! You did an outstanding job. Also, in love with that mirror. Looks like a window – where ever did you get that? I want one!
    Thank you for your beautiful makeovers. You give me inspiration.

    1. Thank you so much, Joanne! Oh wow, I got that quite a few years ago… I think it was HomeGoods for $20 (I had to look at this old post to find that out) but probably about 7-8 years ago now. It was black when I bought it, then I painted it in an off white for a few years and now it’s gold! I just keep updating and reusing my decor, over and over. :) (if you search “quatrefoil mirror” on Google, you can find many similar to this!)

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