One thing that I love doing is finding treasures in charity shops. I usually go once a week as there’s quite a few next to the post office that I use (where I post all of your parcels).
I found this cabinet for £10. I couldn’t believe it!
If you don’t know already I’m not a fan of dull colours, the more colour the better! So I gave this unit a spruce up using blue paint, from Wilkinson’s if I remember correctly. As this cupboard isn’t constantly in use I was lazy and didn’t sand it down first of prime it haha! I’m very impatient when it comes to DIY projects. I just wanted it to look pretty so I could put nice ornaments and books inside.
So I gave this cabinet a wash down with a damp cloth, painted 3 coats of blue paint then let it dry.
Next up was the inside. I removed the class shelves and cleaned them.
I’ve always loved Eleanor Bowmer’s work and as I didn’t need lots I opted to buy her wrapping paper instead of the wall paper. I pasted the back with PVA glue using a big paintbrush and then carefully placed the the sheets on the back of the cupboard, smoothing out any bumps as I attached the pieces.
At the moment this is in our bedroom but I think it might venture to the hall once the hall is complete.
I hope I’ve inspired you to put a stamp on your own furniture finds.
If you’re looking for a cheaper and unique way to furniture your house always check your local charity shops, Facebook market place and car boot sales.
HAVE FUN PAINTING!