Recently I swopped the kids rooms over and was excited that I got to re decorate…again! I’m now rethinking this excitement! With the rooms being the complete opposite in size I needed to pretty much keep the furniture that was already in them – unfortunately it was a blue wardrobe in the big room that is now my daughters. I loved the Mammut furniture when it came out but it is quite bulky and wasn’t right for the look I was planning. We’re going for a cheerleader room, so thinking along the lines of sports.
I put it up for sale, but didn’t get any interest and looking around I really liked the look of the locker looking wardrobes. And that’s how the project came about! I think the same idea can be adapted to most wardrobes.
For the room we’ve decided to keep the walls grey but have turquoise and purple accent colours. I popped along to B&Q to get some Valspar tester pots.
I then popped to Proper job to get the rest.
2 x Valspar Tester Pots in Santorini Seascape £3.00 each B&Q
1 x Mini Roller and Tray £2.25 B&Q
2 x Metal air vents £2.99 each Proper Job
1 x Lock Latch £1.00 Proper Job
1 x Padlock £3.25 Proper Job
1 x Door Handle £1.25 Proper Job
1 x Draw Handle £2.99 Proper Job
Clear Wax – I already had a can of Annie Sloan from my wardrobe project
The wardrobe looked like this:
I removed the surround, the drawer and the door. Unscrewed the handles and did 3 coats on the wardrobe, shelf edges, door and draw front.
Next I sponge painted the vents and lock latch and fitted them to the door along with the handle. I then touched up the screws with a few coats so they blended in and added the padlock and the draw handle.
Last but not least, I clear waxed the whole thing including vents, latch and handle to make it durable.
And here is the finished product:
I’m really rather chuffed! *Have since painted the white bottom edges turquoise too as realised it stood out on photo but not so much in person!
Will share the room, once I’ve completed it! Wish me luck, I’m doing my sons room too!
***Safety disclaimer – By removing the surround on this wardrobe, it wasn’t as solid as previously so always recommend taking safety precautions to fix tall, heavy furniture to the wall with brackets – especially around small children!***