Armoire Makeover for the Entryway- part 1

The entryway in our converted church is spacious but doesn’t have a coat closet.  I knew I needed some hooks for hanging and somewhere to hide all of the shoes.  This is how it looked before:

converted church entryway


I kept my eyes open for months trying to find the right dresser/armoire that could hold our shoes. I finally found this on craigslist.
Armoire for entryway
And here’s why it was so cheap.
Redo back of armoire
I chose Teal by Benjamin Moore for the outside of the armoire. I used Advance, the same paint I used for the storage chest and bathroom vanity, I’ve been pleased with the performance of it. Of course first I sanded down the whole thing and primed it. And then put this beautiful color on it. It’s such a cheerful color and I love how it changes with the light of the day. There is a stained glass window directly across from it, that always adds a fun look to furniture! I also added some new hardware.
Here’s the before and after:

Armoire for entryway
Teal by Benjamin Moore
I still need to deal with the back of the armoire. I have plans to use painted pegboard for some bonus storage on the interior. And I plan on painting the inside Gray by BM, the same color I used for the bathroom vanity.

Stay tuned for part 2 on the entryway!

How do you handle the clutter in your entryway?

Love, Melinda

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13 thoughts on “Armoire Makeover for the Entryway- part 1

    • I am definitely in love with the color! I went in to Benjamin Moore looking for a dark teal. After looking at so many colors with complex names I thought it was funny that the color I chose was called…teal

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