My friends at Chairish asked me if I would come up with ideas for creative ways to use an Armoire. That was a challenge I happily accepted! I love re-purposing furniture and coming up with new ways to take something traditional and put a modern twist on it.
Let’s back up a little…what is an Armoire?Chairish Chinese Light Blue Storage Cabinet
By definition, an armoire is a tall free-standing cabinet typically used for clothing and storage. It’s very popular in European countries to have an armoire instead of a closet. In the 90’s, we saw a resurgence of using armoires for the television and media storage, before wireless brought the wall mounted television.
Chairish.com makes it fun and easy for design lovers to buy and sell vintage furniture and decor
to one another. Their shop exclusively features curator-approved treasures in a full-service and trustworthy
environment. I had fun looking through all their armoire choices and I narrowed it down to three I really like. I can’t decide so I am making this a three-part series…
Armoire Pool Side….
- Roll up your beach towels and either stack them on the shelves or stuff them in this fun Rugby-Striped Bin from The Container Store. The beach towel is from Lands’ End.
- Store noodles upright in the umbrella stand from The Container Store.
- Pottery Barn is having a great outdoor entertaining sale. Melamine is perfect for dining al fresco. A jug of fruited water placed on the shelf inside the armoire means you won’t have to make trips inside for beverages for the kids. Your friends can sip this recipe for a Pear-Basil Sipper.
- Porch Parties is a charming book full of recipes and inspiration for outdoor entertaining.
- Always make sure you have a generous supply of sunscreen available for guests. You can easily store extra bottles and a first-aid kit in the armoire drawers, along with pool toys.
- Lastly, I thought a chalk board would be fun hanging from the door knob letting guests know the pool is open!