Upcycled Dining Room Cupboard

I'm not usually very good at making things and crafty-stuff. Kids stuff, messy play, baking things, yes. Actual grown-up bits of DIY, no.

So I am relatively surprised by how this project turned out.

It started with this wooden cupboard unit with three drawers, bought for a bargain £30 from our local British Heart Foundation furniture shop.


It was a bit battered in places and had a fair few tea rings on the top, although it was a good fit size wise for our dining room alcove, it didn't really go with anything else in the room.

So I sanded it down, wiped it clean and gave it a few coats of paint. I also changed the handles to these blue ones from Zara Home that I bought in the sale for £2 a pack.


Since I finished painting I have noticed a few chips, I'm sure that's because I did something wrong, but having no expertise in this area at all I have no idea what it is. Matt assures me that he thinks the chips make it look good but I'm planning on touching it up a little at a later date. For now, I'm pleased and it is playing host to our Easter tree.


For someone who isn't usually good at this sort of thing, I'm glad I gave it a go! Are you any good at upcycling furniture? Or perhaps you know what I did wrong with the chips? Let me know in the comments below! Share your links, I'd love to see them.

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