Armoire Upcycled into Modern Campaign Lingerie Chest

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campaign_drawers_sombWell, it has been a long couple weeks for me! My boys have been on Spring break, so I did a lot more playing than working, hehe, but I did manage to get this upcycle finished! It all started when a friend gave me a HUGE armoire by Lane Furniture… it reminded me of a feminine version of campaign pieces + I loved it’s hardware and all it’s storage, but I thought it could be amazing split into a couple pieces of furniture. I then went on to dismantle the armoire while building a lingerie chest out of 3/4″ plywood. It was an extremely simple build that was made daunting by only using scraps I had in my wood shop. Normally the sides would just be two pieces, but since this is all scraps, it ended up being made out of many. The upside is that it was free, the downside being that it took way longer than it should of! Check out my work—>

campaign_work_somb.jpg.jpgI simply built the drawer boxes out of 3/4″ plywood interlocking the boxes with fluted dowel pins and screws, making sure to install the tracks before enclosing each box and adding 1/4″ backing. I then sanded, slapped on two coats of Behr ‘Winter Fresh’, waxed twice, and bada bing, bada boom, there she is! Ok, maybe it wasn’t quite that simple. I also had to hunt down some campaign T hardware, grind 4 of them into L shapes (for the corners), and paint said hardware with brass gilding! I also had to plane and refinish the drawer fronts since they had a black speckle finish on them. They got a sanding of 80 grit, 120 grit, then 220 grit, some espresso stain, and finally, rub-on poly to make them beautiful again! I think she turned out great and I can’t wait to make a matching dresser out of the two remaining larger drawers!



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8 thoughts on “Armoire Upcycled into Modern Campaign Lingerie Chest

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  2. Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

    I’m visiting from the Furniture Feature Friday Party. Wow, love your upcycled armoire – very creative and skilled. You make it sound so easy but I’m sure you need to have your amazing skills to tackle this. You’ve been added to my Must Follow List.

    1. SawdustOnMyBoot Post author

      Hi there, Marie! What an incredible compliment!! Thank you!! Just checked out your site & you are quite talented yourself! Goin’ to follow now! Happy painting to you!! ;D

    1. SawdustOnMyBoot Post author

      Hey there, Wyatt! Thanks so much for the lovely compliment!! I’ll be writing about a matching small dresser that I made out of the same armoire soon! I appreciate you stoppin’ by! :D

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