If you are like me, you love the feel of a rustic home, things that people usually think have lost their value, seem like little treasures for you! A trip to your nearest antique store is like one to a theme park, a quest of sorts to find the perfect item.
So here is one idea for your next trip to the antiques. Look for a rustic armoire, dust it off, paint it maybe, here are some ideas.
You may be wondering: What would i do with an armoire? isn’t just a simple shelf or closet more practical and lighter?
Well, consider this. A big box in the middle of your room that helps you keep organization of your clothes, and maybe even other things. And also it blends perfectly with the rustic style of your home! Win win situation my friend!
Im a fan of a rustic piece of furniture like the armoire, but some things need to be taken in consideration.
First, some armoires are more complex than others, some have fancy decorations and things that make it look like pulled straight out of a Narnia movie. Some are more sleek and minimalist wooden design. Either way, consider this for the type of space you are trying to build.
The most important part is to find an armoire that fits your space. Don´t use a massive armoire if all of your furniture is quite small, similarly don’t use a very elaborate, decorated one if your home is quite minimalist. Interior decoration is about using the same style of objects in a same room.
You can use an armoir to store more than just clothes, with a bit of modifications you can use it to store your dishes, to store your shoes, or whatever you want! Just ad shelves inside (preferably pressure shelves, so you don´t damage the wood, but screws are fine if you don’t care about that), this way you can store many types of items.
I have one at home with all my board games, cards, items for little magic shows i do for my little sister, and some other things. Its an awesome thing to have in my living room, it looks like you can go to Narnia through it. And it blends perfectly to the other things in the house.
If you are an adventurer and want to build your own armoire, here are a few things to keep in mind.
First, the type of wood is important, use a type of wood you can manage, too hard wood may not be the way to go. Use things you can cut and manipulate at home.
Plan very well ahead! There are many websites that teach you precisely how to cut the wood or use the plans. Be wise and safe while building things at home.