This was a little experiment of mine, which I thought went rather well! Because of it's success I thought I would share it with you lovely people. We have recently repainted one of the rooms in our house and brought a new bed for it and generally just done it up. a
After my sister and I put the new white bed together (we were very proud that it only took us 2 hours!!) I thought the old dark wood furniture just didn't look right and ruined the feel of the room. Because of this I took it upon myself to up-cycle the furniture and give it a new lease of life.
This is how it did it:
Step 1: Start with your old furniture and unscrew all the handles.
Step 2: Sand all of the surfaces down so the wood is bare. Don't be tempted to skip this step out, if you don't sand your furniture down the paint won't take properly and you'll end up with it looking very shabby and not very chic!!
Step 3: Paint on your wood primer evenly. I used a Dulux primer but there are other brands to choose from. Leave to dry.
Step 4: Apply your paint. We used Eggshell in white because it left us with a nice finish that wasn't too glossy and shiny. The number of coats of paint you will have to apply to your furniture will depend on the colour of the furniture originally. I did 3 coats of Eggshell and it covered it well.
If you want to create a more distressed look on your furniture, after all your paint has dried run the corners down with some sand paper.
What do you think? Has anyone else tried up-cycling furniture? If so we would love to see it!
Have a fab weekend :)