The Power of Paint

5 Materials
$40
5 Hours
Easy

We love wine and gin in our house. So much so, we have lots of beautiful glasses for all occasions.

I purchased this unit on eBay, although after the difficult job of putting it together I decided it didn't really fit with the decor.

It looked rather med-evil.

the power of paint
Before paint
Before paint

I had a few left over handles from Laura Ashley in a shabby chic floral pattern and some left over great paint.


My kitchen is a shade of grey so I thought I'd give it a go.


It is a very porous wood so I gave it a quick wipe down and it was ready.

Spare habdles
Spare habdles

I opted for the bottom one when I replaced the handle.

the power of paint

Once dry I stared painting. I did a few layers all over and then a few extra layers on areas I knew would get lots of use such as the front where the glasses stems hang, the shelfs and where the bottles go.

the power of paint

Once dry I replaced the handle.


Close up
Close up
the power of paint

If you know your going to paint a unit that comes flat packed I'd suggest painting it first.

I paint all the way into the bottle gaps, only the front.

(Wine will be in and out this unit, we drink it quicker then I can replace it) I didn't want scratches and chips in the paint looking in. It's hardly noticeable to us.

Finished!
Finished!

Although Frenchic paint lazy range doesn't need a top coat. I decided to still wax it.


I was worried that the soft wood would mean it would chip easier and wanted extra protection.

To be honest it doesn't hurt to protect it.

Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

To see more: //www.frenchic.co.uk

Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

2 of 23 comments
Your comment...