How to recycle bedroom furniture

1. This 1950s dresser was originally a dark stained wood which was dated and well used. We painted this part with a primer to prevent bleeding of the varnish and to hide dark spots that might show through when painting a light color. We then painted it with regency white chalk paint and protected the surface with a coat of clear wax. The handles on these drawers are dark in color and the details have been lost, so we used a special gold rubbing highlighter to highlight the decor and make this dresser more attractive.

2. We thought this 1930s side table would be ideal for a nightstand because of its height and slim size. We painted Snow White old-fashioned milk paint to complement the dresser. We lightly sanded some areas to give it an aged finish.

30s side table

3. This is a pretty penny chair, so called because of its round seat. Traditionally, these are used as dining / kitchen chairs, but the sleek legs and slender spindles on the back make them a lovely addition to any room in the house.

The chair was covered in thick coats of paint so we used it to our advantage and gave the chair a shabby chic finish by painting it with a combination of Snow White and Old Fashioned Milk Paint. buttermilk. We then rubbed different areas to reveal the layers of Duck Egg Blue and Turquoise.

Penny chair

It looks great in any part of the house, and if you have it in a room with a wooden floor, avoid scratches as well as that horrible noise when moving furniture and use small adhesive felt pads. on the toes. They can be found quite inexpensively in most supermarkets, are not visible, and will help prevent scratches on your floors.

You can find Vintage Gem at Unit 3Ca, Garth Works, Taffs Well, Cardiff, CF15 7RN. Telephone: 07790 732857.

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