Catherine Bowen, Plascon Trends Editor
Paint is such a wonderful medium when it comes to transforming old and less-loved pieces of household furniture, and our sister site Plascon Spaces has loads of useful tips and ideas for how to do just that.
For example, today we’re focusing on reviving old cabinets and how to give an old but beloved cabinet a face-lift. The clever little DIY fairies at Spaces used the following:
Reviving Old Cabinets:
- Plascon Eggshell White
- Plascon Enamel Panorama Lights
- Coloured sheets of perspex
- Plascon Wood Primer
- Drop sheet
- Hamilton’s Perfection paintbrush
- Plastic paint tray
- Black paint pen
The Step-by-Step for the first décor effect, looks like this (however you can see just how effective other transformations in other colours can be from the pictures in this post):
Reviving Old Cabinets: Step-by-step DIY Guide:
- Remove the glass panels from your cupboard; replace these with your perspex sheets in the desired colour, which must be cut and bent to fit in their place.
- Wash the cupboard (inside and out) and give it a light-to-medium sanding if there are any rough surfaces. (It’s useful to remove the doors and any drawers and drawer handles, if you are going to sand)
- Lay a drop sheet and prime the cupboard with Plascon Wood Primer. Once dry, paint all surfaces, including the doors and drawers, with two coats of Eggshell White (obviously one can substitute with any colour you desire for your colour scheme), allowing the paint to dry between applications. Start with the interior to avoid dripping paint on the finished exterior.
- Paint the drawer and door handles in two coats of Panorama Lights, applying the second coat once the first one has dried.
- When the cupboard is dry, use a paint pen to hatch in any corners and raised cornices, creating a shadow effect along these points.
- Re-attach the doors and handles, fit the perspex sheets and use the cabinet to display your clear glassware, such that the cupboard remains the focal point of the room.
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