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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Antique Chiffarobe Redo

Hello Everyone!  I have been MIA for a while.  So sorry about that.  I have been really busy with the kids with all kinds of fall activities.  Finally enjoying some cool weather. :) My hubby is going to build our first fire of the season tonight.  Can't wait!  That's my favorite thing about this kind of weather.

I thought I would share with yall my most recent project.  I purchased an antique chiffarobe from a neighbor and did a complete redo. The chiffarobe had already been painted white and stencilled with flowers when I got it. 

Structurely, it was in excellent condition already.  Just needed a little redesign.

The drawers pull in and out easily.

I thought about stripping it down to its original finish.   But, I decided to go with distressed green.

 First step, I sanded it really good with coarse gritt sand paper.  Then I went over it with fine sand paper.   Next, I painted it with the first coat.  I let it dry for a couple of days and then I sanded it with medium gritt paper.   Then, again with fine gritt.  I painted it with its second coat (Of course, cleaning it well in between sanding).  I let it dry for another day. 
Finally, I distressed it with medium gritt paper and then went over it with fine paper.

I did not distress the inside.  Normal wear and tear would be less on the inside, anyway.


It is available for purchase in my shop.

I absolutely love this one.  I was really tempted to keep it for myself.  I have no room for it and my husband would have a fit.  I love antiques so much.  I am always buying stuff and having him help me rearrange the house.  I just bought a primitive cabinet and book shelf for myself.  There is noway I could pull off keeping this one too.  But, trust me........I tried. :)


  1. What a great piece. You did a wonderful job. I too love antiques.

  2. Thanks, I enjoy working on them. Sometimes, it is hard to part with them after all the work :)