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 combination 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 lo and behold, I got a link for a really cute idea from a fellow painter who saw something on Pinterest and so I went with it. Yes, we all love Pinterest. I loved the idea , so the painting began.
I started painting the body of the Chifferobe in Shining Seas. The drawer colors are as follows: (starting from the top) 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. Now for a closer look at the finished reveal:
The top drawer is surfboard and I used three of the old knobs for a little whimsy, but a clean look. The pulls are (from left to right) Beach Glass, Born on the 4th and Home Turf. I love this color combo. Now for drawer #2:
I love Purple Mountain Majesty! I just love it and cannot believe how well Surfboard works with it. I had this cute stencil and fell in love with this bird knob, that I brushed in Surfboard! So adorable! What’s next? Oh yes, drawer #3:
The inspiration of the chifferobe came from this scrapbook print. It had all the colors I liked. Born on the 4th 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 them to size. The blue flower knob hit a homerun! Next up, drawer #4:
This one 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!