Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Interiors: Drawer transformation...

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One of my favourite things to do in my spare time is trail around vintage/antique places for unique items for my flat. I'm lucky that in Cullen (where my Dad grew up), there are a variety of shops like these where I can spend a hour or two having a little look.

One day when I was up there, I came across this set of drawers which, lets face it, needed a little TLC. It was a horrible green, smelled slightly funny due to sitting in a shed (it doesn't now) and had patches of damp. They weren't that expensive (£30 I think) and so really if anything went wrong, I really didn't have much to lose minus £30 (which could probably easily be spent on a night out)

First of all I sanded them all down (which led to a lot of green dust). Once sanded, I removed the old handles (not really salvageable), filled in the holes from the old handles and then set to work painting. Several coats later, the painting was done and then I added a clear coat of varnish purely to protect the surface. After that, I added the new handles and some drawer liners that I received as a Christmas present one year and never used.

The finished product:

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Have you ever revamped old furniture?