I got these vintage armoire doors from my neighbor last week. I knew right away what I wanted to do with them because I was ready for an easy project.
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I used my Kreg Jig to make pocket holes to build a simple box. You can see that I have my pocket holes marked. The markings aren’t really that important, but it keeps me from getting confused—I have been known to make my pocket holes on the opposite sides of boards.
I do a quick dry fit to make sure that my box is the proper size and that the holes are in the right place.
I check for square and use my Right Angle Clamp to secure my boards while I insert my pocket hole screws.
I added a couple of shelves to my cabinet.
I got a 2×4 sheet of this decorative brass sheet metal on clearance at Lowes. I made a pattern out of paper, then traced it onto the sheet metal with a sharpie. The tin snips made easy work of cutting it out.
I did have to do just a little trimming to get the sheet metal to fit perfectly into the armoire door frame.
After painting the cabinet and the doors with a flat black paint, I used Deco Art Dazzling Metallics in Glorious Gold with a stencil brush to give a fresh coat of gold to the trim on the doors.
I used some antique bronze hinges from D. Lawless Hardware for the doors using the hinge mortises that were already in place.
I really like the look of the sheet metal with these doors.
Currently, it is a wall cabinet, but I’m considering putting legs on it to make it a floor cabinet.
I toyed with the idea of painting that little triangle raised piece gold. What say you?
And what are your thoughts about legs? yes? no? if yes, what kind of legs? One more question—would you have done something different with these doors?
I’m all ears!