Friday, 22 December 2017

Paint It Black; Beside drawers.

I've been upcycling some drawers.  I purchased them last year, originally they were meant for my bedroom but the drawers were too wide. I was planning to get rid of them and I popped them in my guest room for time being. I was planning on purchasing something new and the boyfriend suggested upcycling them. The drawers are decent quality and make of solid wood.

Originally, they painted a duck egg blue-grey with chalk paint hadn't been waxed. I forgot to take a picture, doh, I'm getting worse for not taking a photo. I love the bottom round bottoms of the drawers. I lightly hand sanded using p100 grit sandpaper and I washed the cabinets down with a damp cloth soaked in soap.



I found the gorgeous rose appliques on eBay a while ago, I ordered two with intention of using them on the drawers at some point. 



I glued down using PVA glue and a clamp to keep it place. 



I painted with a coat of Wilkinson furniture primer it dries within 30 minutes. 








I was feeling lazy and I used spray Wilko's Satin spray paint. However, I wouldn't recommend this method as its some of the areas are a bit patchy. Honestly, I think they look far better than they did and there only for the guest bedroom, and we're not planning to have too many guests. 





To complement my wardrobe and natural theme in the guest bedroom.






 I stencilled the front drawers in white using a floral stencil. I used the same stencil on my dressing table.  I stippled using a stencil paintbrush as I find the method easier and most effective. There are no right or wrong methods for stencilling its all down to personal preference. 




The handles I purchased from Home Bargains one pair for £1.99 I liked the white and silver contrast.  I love the silver filigree detail. 





The final reveal. 



15 comments:

  1. Wow I love the stenciled design! It looks perfect.

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    1. Thanks the stencil works not my best since its in the guest bedroom I'm not worried. I tend to be a perfectionist.

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  2. What a stunning transformation! Very classy!

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  3. Wow Sarah you did a great job on those.Just beautiful. I am normally not a fan of stenciling but those look amazing.

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  4. Thanks that's very sweet of you to comment. I think stenciling is amazing for those who lack artistic ability like myself can make something look like a master piece.

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  5. Damn, that's really nice. Also, in case you didn't see the message I sent, I nominated you for the Liebster Award.
    http://www.cafelastrange.com/2017/12/the-liebster-award-2017.html

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  6. Thankd glad you like it. Thanks for nominating me that's very kind. I'm working over Christmas 12 hour shifts not till Thursday but will complete before the year out lol.

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  7. Wow!! I really love this Sarah! You did an amazing job! Big Hugs!

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  8. You're going to be selling your creations pretty soon, Sarah! I think you should start doing markets - I bet you'd do very well! :D

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    1. I would love to but I don't drive. Maybe in the near future but I need to get my craft room re wired plastered and decorated.

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  9. I think the filigree and stencil complement each other nicely. Love the black & white contrast, it reminds me of black lacquer with Mother of Pearl inlays.

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  10. Thanks.I'm glad you think the design compliments each other. I do like black and white as an aesthetic I think work's well. I'm surprised how well the the cheap handles look. I guess it does look like lacquer furniture with mother of pearl inlay.

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