What is a chifferobe? The urban dictionary defines it as:
A closet-like piece of furniture that combines a long space for hanging clothes (that is, a wardrobe or armoire) with a chest of drawers. Chifferobes were first advertised in the 1908 Sears, Roebuck Catalogue, which described them as "a modern invention, having been in use only a short time." The term itself is a portmanteau of the words chiffonier and wardrobe. It is used in the United States, primarily in the southern portion of the country, and in Cuba. Pronounced shif-uh-rohb or shif-rohb. In Spanish as "chief-o-robay."
Well here was mine.
Now, I bought this for my kids for college and my son said "Ah, I don't think so" and my daughter said "it is not cute enough". HMMMM! Well I asked my fellow American Paint Company retailers for their input. I already had a few ideas in my head and got a lot of feedback and low and behold, I got a link for a really cute idea from a fellow painter who saw something on Pinterest and went "with it". Yes, we all love Pinterest. I loved it , so the painting began.......
So, I started painting. The body of the Chifferobe is Shining Seas. The top to bottom drawers color wise, is as follows: Surfboard, Purple Mountain Majesty, Born on the 4th, Beach Glass, and Home Turf. I loved how all the colors blended and I was so excited to paint them all different. READY????
The top drawer is surfboard and I used three of the old knobs for a little whimsy, but a clean look. The pulls are beach glass, born on the 4th and home turf. I love this color combo. Now drawer #2........
Drawer #2! I love Purple Mountain Majesty. Just love it and I cannot believe how well surfboard works with PMM. I had this cute stencil and fell in love with this bird knob, that I brushed in surfboard! So cute! What's
The inspiration of the chifferobe came from this scrapbook print. It had all the colors I liked. Born on the 4th of July is the background color. I have always wanted to do something with wine corks ! I used a serrated knife and cut them in half and then glued and cut to size. The blue flower knob hit a homerun! Drawer 4??????
Drawer 4 is Beach Glass and "Framed" with Purple Mountain Majesty. See these colors rock together. A cute little stenciling and voila, we are done. One more drawer? Yep!
Drawer 5 is painted with a base of Home Turf and then I took a scrapbook page and ripped it in half and glued it down, and added a neutral knob. I like it! What next? Oh, the door!!!!
So, the inside of the door was gone. Mirror or wood? I decided to rip a piece of wood and mod-podge some maps. All was good, but it needed some Bling . I found this stencil I used Born on the 4th as the Chandelier color. Just the right color and I think I am done. Ready to see the end result?????
I hope you like it! By the way, My daughter wants it now, So Frenchy and Bohemian. LOL!
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