Sam Franklin
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DIY Rattan Drawer Makeover

$6.00
2-3 Hours
Easy

A little while ago I was given a rather sorry and dated looking set of rattan drawers. Despite begin rather dog eared and having bite marks in the legs I could see potential ...
diy rattan drawer makeover, painted furniture
I had some gold spray paint sitting in the shed so I decided to use that.
diy rattan drawer makeover, painted furniture
As you can see the drawers had seen better days.
diy rattan drawer makeover, painted furniture
First I took everything apart and gave it a good wash down.
diy rattan drawer makeover, painted furniture
Next I addressed the little bit marks on the legs (the person who gave it too me had a little dog that had been nibbling on it).
diy rattan drawer makeover, painted furniture
I filled these holes with wood filler. Once this had dried I gave it a light sanding and wiped the dust away.
diy rattan drawer makeover, painted furniture
Then I simply sprayed the drawers with gold paint.
diy rattan drawer makeover, painted furniture
I built it up in thin layers allowing it to dry after each layer.
diy rattan drawer makeover, painted furniture
The finished result was even better than I had hoped (on some of the photos it looks as though the paint is a little patchy but this is just the shiny finish).
diy rattan drawer makeover, painted furniture
I now have a lovely piece of furniture that I proudly display in my home.
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2 questions
  • ASHLEY
    on Feb 26, 2016

    What did you use to clean it?

    • Sam Franklin
      on Feb 26, 2016

      @ASHLEY Hi Ashley, I just used warm soapy water (a little washing up liquid) and a sponge. I let it completely dry before starting any work.

  • Betty
    on Feb 26, 2016

    Did you have to use a special type of paint on this? Its beautiful

    • Sam Franklin
      on Feb 27, 2016

      @Betty Hi Betty - No actually it was the cheapest I could find - approx €2 a can from our local discount store - Action (I live in the Netherlands)

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