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Upcycling Furniture - Creating a Craft Unit from Old to New

Last year I started to source some old furniture to help me create a sewing room. I had a spare bedroom that was under used, and a sewing machine needing a permanent location. I started to look around antique and second hand charity shops, in search of furniture I could Upcycle.  I was soon attracted to a dark wood and solemn looking unit, I think I paid £20 for it. 

Upcycled dark wooden furniture project recycle furniture Pink

I could see it had lots of potential, a lot of sanding and some painting would give it a new lease of life. I removed the sliding glass panels, my plan is to put jars on the shelves containing with my sewing/crafting accessories.

Stage One - Sanding
This was a lot of hard work made easier with a fabulous electric sanding gadget borrowed from my dad.

Stage Two - Applying Primer
Even when sanded back the wood was still very dark, and it is important to give the final paint colour a good surface to adhere to. Therefore it is important not to miss this step out, applying the primer with a paint brush gives the surfaces a good key for the final paint colour.


Upcycled dark wooden furniture project recycle furniture Pink


Upcycled dark wooden furniture project recycle furniture Pink

Stage Three - Final Paint Colour
I went bold with colour choice, having been inspired by the pink and teal colours in a set of storage boxes purchased for the new sewing room. I know it will not be to every ones taste, but I did not want muted or safe colours for this room. I want to feel awake and enthused when I am sewing.


Upcycled dark wooden furniture project recycle furniture Pink


dunelm storage boxes
Inspired by a storage box

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13 comments:

  1. That's absolutely gorgeous. You must have a natural eye for this type of thing. My friend has done exactly the same - buying small items from charity shops and sanded painted and waxed with lovely results! You, like her, should go into business!!!

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  2. Great idea, might have a look myself for something similar.

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  3. It looks fabulous Ange, really great

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  4. Looks beautiful! well done you xxx

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  5. Looks beautiful! well done you xxx

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  6. You have made this look fabulous. Great upcycling. I love it when people create wonderful things from old furniture! Well done! Angela xx

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  7. This looks lovely. The inspirational storage box is beautiful! #HomeEtc

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  8. Isn't it so satisfying to see the before and after pictures and see the difference you've made?
    The boxes are gorgeous and match really well with the colours you've painted.
    #HomeEtc
    Fionnuala from www.threesonslater.blogspot.com

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  9. What an amazing difference!! You must be so pleased with the finished result, I love a bit of before and after x #HomeEtc

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  10. How cute - I love it! #HomeEtc

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  11. Wow what a beautiful and lovely item! Such bright colours and so pretty now! Thanks for linking up lovely. Much appreciated. Jess x

    #HomeEtc

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  12. How absolutely fabulous!!!! Just gorgeous and WHAT a difference! I totally love how a lick of paint can transform an item! I love how it matches that beautiful storage box — what a lovely print! Thanks so much for linking up with #HomeEtc — hope to see you again next week! x

    Caro | www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

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I really do appreciate you leaving me a comment, I enjoy reading them all.
Angela x

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