Saturday, 16 September 2017

Upcyling With Sticky Back Plastic.

For a while, I was searching for a wardrobe and somewhere to store my fabric for my guest bedroom, so a couple of months ago. I found a small wardrobe at a local community shop it cost £25. It fit the bill perfectly and was already painted black. 




I love the small inlay detail it looked lovely. 



I felt it was boring and need some excitement, so I purchased some sticky back plastic from Lidl for £2.50. I bought this because it was cheap but I loved the black and white floral print with butterflies. 



 I decided to use it to decorate the doors. I rolled the full roll slowly applied to the door, I removed the backing and wiped with a cloth to prevent the sticky back plastic from puckering. 

For the drawers I measured and cut the plastic to size, I neatened the edges with a Stanley knife.  On the large door, there was a small gap, and I used decorative tape around the edges. I'm not sure whether to use the decorative tape on the drawers and the other cupboard. 





For the large door, I used a floral handle.  



I used small metal knobs from Ikea. I purchased last year, I think Ikea has ceased producing them. I really like the effect it looks amazing and it suits the decor in my guest bedroom.. 


23 comments:

  1. What a find! I have several such vintage pieces in my house, but I love how you made it "yours" with those details. Lovely.

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    1. Thanks. I always prefer older furniture as the quality is far superior commard to modern day furniture

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  2. That is so beautiful! The floral handle is cute, and a well-thought detail, where did you get it? ^^

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    1. Thanks.It was a second hand find from local community shop. The handle I had lying about it, until I found and I thought it would work well with the design.

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  3. I looove the handle! love the floral/butterfly theme too

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    1. Thanks. I have sort butterfly and fairy theme going on in my guest bedroom.

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  4. Well done! It looks really cool. :) I wish I had room for a wardrobe; I love the overall design of them.

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    1. Thank you. I loved its small size for the guest room. And its great for storing my food.

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    2. Thank you. I loved its small size for the guest room. And its great for storing my food.

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  5. Wow, what a difference, it looks wonderful after your work :D

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    1. Thanks. I can't believe what a bit of sticky back plastic can do.

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  6. Wow - looks great. What a make over.

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    1. Thank, even I can't believe the difference.

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  7. Great find! And you made it look amazing. :D

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  8. Love!!! Sarah, I love the way you can turn things around and make them yours!!! Big Hugs!

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    2. Thanks thats great. I do love my diys projects. It amazes me how much stick back plastic can transform furniture

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Upcyling With Sticky Back Plastic.

F or a while, I was searching for a wardrobe and somewhere to store my fabric for my guest bedroom, so a couple of months ago. I found a sm...