A fresh coat of navy paint and a little distressing made this armoire beautiful again.
My friend inherited this armoire at her last move and had it painted when her first son was born 8 years ago. It was cute for a little boy but really, really bright blue and the finish wasn’t doing justice to the curves and carvings:
I found new (old) hardware at United House Wrecking in Stamford, CT.
The hardware is aged brass and has a really great worn feel, definitely not as shiny as it appears in this picture: