How to Up-Cycle your Furniture

Are you on a budget but in serious need of a room makeover? It’s easy to revamp and up-cycle old furniture and make them look fab as long as you know how. Here’s one way to create a chic cabinet that’ll fit in any room and add interest instantly…

Step One: Find Old Furniture


I got this old cabinet as a neighbour was throwing it away. I was a university so any piece of furniture was well received and as I moved out I took it with me as I somehow grew attached. I did however knew that it looked outdated as well as damaged in some areas so I decided to do something about it!

Step Two: Protect with Masking Tape


As this cabinet has a glass door I’ve cut up old plastic bags to cover it and secured it using masking tape. You can also get wide masking tape roll which means you may only need that to protect the edges rather than the whole surface!

Step Three: Paint the Furniture

white chic chest of drawers

For a shabby chic look go for an off-white paint colour. I’ve painted both the interior and exterior of the cabinet so make sure every corner looked great, even when you look past the glass door. After the white paint has dried, I finished the chic look off with a cute heart, adding my personal style – but you can add any shape or pattern. Why not experiment with geometric shapes and vibrant colours?

Step Four: The Final Touches


Once everything has dried fully add accessories! From candles to heartwarming signs; be sure to personalise your new creative work of art. Have you impressed your friends and family yet by up-cycling furniture?

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.

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