I found it on craigslist, but it was just listed as a wood armoire. It seems that most of the time people don't know what campaign style furniture is, so you can get it for a great deal! The price was a little steep for me, but I offered half of what they were asking and they accepted my offer. I took my friend who was back from college for Thanksgiving with me just to be safe (thanks Madelyn!). Pairs are the way to go when it comes to craigslist.
Click here to see what it looks like after I gave it some paint in a crisp white!
When we were looking at the armoire, I looked through all the drawers, and found it was a Dixie Campaigner piece. Name brand. That's what I'm talking about! I have worked on a couple other campaign pieces (others are waiting to be finished), but none have had a brand stamp. And let me tell you... this thing is HEAVY. It is solid wood and my parents helped move it into the garage. There was no way we were taking it back out to take pictures, so don't mind the messy garage.
I searched all over the internet to find a campaign armoire or wardrobe, but I have yet to find something similar. Maybe that means it is uncommon? I find pictures campaign dressers in all shapes and sizes, or cabinets, but not a mix of the two. In case you were wondering, the armoire is one piece. The two are not made to come apart. It looks like they are glued and screwed together. I wished they came apart, but there is no way I am going to try, and risk ruining something.
I wanted to do an quick update on this dresser I recently finished. I did end up switching out the hardware with there red pulls that have a decorative covering on the front. They stand out against the paint more that the white and blue pulls.
What do you think of campaign furniture? Are you a fan, or not so much? Also, do you like the red pulls on the 4 drawer dresser, or did you like the blue and white pulls better? I would love to hear your opinion!
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