Thursday, June 25, 2009

~armoires, they're not just for storing clothes~

I love armoires for storage.
As you can see with these pictures, armoires don't just have to be used for clothes or linens.
Here they have grouped a collection of pottery. This one has been turned into a mini closet for a child.

Tuck an office out of the way.

When company comes over, close the doors and no more mess!

another version of the kids closet


How about lining the back of an armoire with wallpaper, wrapping paper, or mirrors?


tons of kitchen storage here...

this is just beautiful!

another office...

I love how rustic this is....

these 2 armoires were built in for a seamless look.

This one is very grand.
I love going to 2ND hand shops and finding one with good bones.
Add some appliques and paint, distress it, and you have a beautiful custom armoire!

This is my new favorite look.
Turning one into a bar.
So clever!

This one from country living is my all time favorite!

Have you done anything clever with an armoire?
I'd love to see it!
xoxo


12 comments:

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

Great post. I'm glad I found your blog.

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Such a great grouping of photos. I love the idea of using an armoire in a kitchen. Won't fit in mine, but I can wish for one someday. ;)
*Tricia

Gwen said...

I wish that I could say that I have done something exotic with an armoire....but I can't. I would love to use one for a tuck away office like the green one in your pictures.

Jeanneoli said...

That last one is stunning.

Simone said...
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Simone said...

These are gorgeous, the last one is my favourite too!
Happy Friday!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I love all of those armoires! Beautiful!

Jo said...

Love all the options ~ I really like the bar. I have the perfect place for one in our home. I'll be on the look out for one now.

Jo

New England Girl said...

So many gorgeous ideas and ways of incorporating these into all aspects of the home. I love the look of a bar within an armoire. It looks so elegant and fun! I also love the home office and kitchen storage ideas... Thanks for sharing these! :)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Wonderful photos...thanks~

Chez Zizi said...

OMG, I am so turning my armoire into a bar as soon as we move it to another room (we have to find strong men to move it). I have a semi-sort of- bar in it now.

Ross said...

Searching for Armoires at reasonable prices, then log on to Spacify.com

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