DIY || Upcycling Furniture

I love having a home to take care of. I love deciding what goes where and what colours and style I’m doing in each room …I want my home to be an expression of myself and Joff. BUT …there is *alwayssss* a gap to fill or an empty wall and something that needs buying. I have a constant home wish-list on the go of the bits and bobs I dream of having. Furnishing and decorating a home is expensive!

Joff and I don’t buy expensive furnishings, most of the items in our house are IKEA, TK Maxx and Dunelm, but we try and select items which are of good quality and we frequently find ourselves buying the cheapest range of furniture and doing them up ourselves so that they fit our style and our home.

This week I painted a chest of draws for my office and thought I’d share the results with you, in the hope that it encourages you to pick up a paint brush and not be afraid of re-styling cheaper items or freshening up items you’ve had for years.

This set of draws is from IKEA and is part of a range they do which is untreated wood, so you buy them cheap and wax, stain, varnish or paint them yourselves! Sure, it gives you a little bit of work to do, but I love deciding on a colour and feeling proud of it once I’ve finished. I found a Farrow & Ball shade of paint which I loved and got it mixed in store at B&Q which meant I got the colour I wanted for half the price! I then bought brushed gold handles off Amazon.

We did the same with our dining room table. It was bought from a charity shop and all it needed was sanding down, a bit of wax on the top and fresh white paint on the legs. It looked brand new! A fun and budget way of adding personality and style to your home!


July 25, 2019


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