Small Vintage Bedroom Armoire Makeover

I've had this vintage bedroom hutch since the late '70s. When we completed the master bedroom closet expansion we no longer had room for it so I gave it a pretty makeover with chalk paint. Now that the small vintage bedroom armoire makeover is finished, not only could it be used for it's intended purpose but would make a lovely storage cabinet in a bathroom too. But I'm stepping out of the box by suggesting it could also be used as a small hutch in a kitchen or small dining room.

Small Vintage Bedroom Armoire Makeover

Small Vintage Bedroom Armoire Makeover

This is what the small hutch looked like before the makeover.

Small Vintage Bedroom Armoire Makeover Before

A few years ago I painted the hutch with cloud white Benjamin Moore Aura paint and replaced the hardware with pretty glass pulls. This photo was taken during our closet expansion.

Small Bedroom Armoire Makeover One

This time I kept the armoire white but painted it with chalk paint in the color vanilla frosting from Country Chic Paint. Because of the glossy white paint underneath, instead of distressing the chalk paint to reveal some of the original wood underneath, I gave it a timeworn look with a brown glaze.

Normally I prefer protecting my chalk painted pieces with a soft clear wax but I wanted to try a new product carried by Country Chic Paint called tough coat. It's a clear non-yellowing top coat specifically made for chalk paint. I was impressed with the lovely matte finish and definitely would use it again for well-used surfaces like table tops, dining sideboards, and children's furniture. But in all honesty, I still prefer a wax finish over chalk paint.

Small Vintage Bedroom Armoire Makeover With Chalk Paint

I kept the pretty glass pulls from Lee Valley Tools.

Small Vintage Bedroom Armoire Glass Pulls

I gave the interior of the bedroom armoire a surprise pop of color with Elegance, a pretty blue color from the Country Chic Chalk Paint line.

Small Vintage Bedroom Armoire Blue Painted Interior

To add another surprise element inside, I stenciled the doors with a damask Birds of Paradise stencil.

Small Vintage Armoire Stenciled Doors

The drawers are lined with pretty coordinating wallpaper decoupaged with wallpaper paste.

Small Vintage Armoire Makeover Papered Drawers

No matter what room this small armoire would be placed in, I would leave the doors open to display pretty blankets, rolled towels, or dishes if used in a dining room.

Small Vintage Hutch Armoire Makeover