The Unartistic Designer on A Budget
Once I finished resurfacing my dining room table and file cabinet, I turned my attention to my china.
Enter Ikea. Love used Ikea pieces!!
For $25 I purchased a cabinet with 3 shelves and 2 doors. I removed the doors & shelves, then sanded the whole piece. I love my Skil Octo Sander for projects like this. It has attachments that get into any space possible!
Two coats of Behr’s Sarsaparilla and I was ready to seal with General Finish in Satin. One coat was plenty.
Then came the fun part: how to make it pop?
I searched ebay and found vintage door handles.
From Home Depot I picked up 8 appliques. All were painted in the same gold used to accent my table and file cabinet. This paint is great because it dries quickly.
I used Gorilla Glue for Wood to attach the appliques, placing them one at a time and clamping for 20 minutes. I was worried when I applied way too much glue to the first piece, but it dries clear, and I can’t even see it! Lastly, I screwed in the handles.
And with that, my dining room is complete!
- Gorilla glue
- Metallic paint
- Vintage door handles
Published September 26th, 2017 11:02 AM
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