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Upcycle a cupboard

DIY

by Panduro

Upcycle a cupboard

Upcycle a cupboard

How to instructions

  • 1

    Draw a pattern on the furniture and mark out where to drill the holes. Drill the holes with a 4 mm drill.

  • 2

    Sand the furniture to get rid of any unevenness or flaky paint before you paint.

  • 3

    Prime with white paint first if the furniture is a dark colour, and then use your chosen colour. Let dry for 2 hours between coats.

  • 4

    Once the paint is dry, embroider your pattern with doubled yarn. Use a wool needle, which is fairly long and has a large eye for the yarn.

Upcycling is a fun and sustainable way to reuse things you already have. With a little imagination, you can add your own unique touch to flea market finds, or hidden treasures from the attic. We've rejuvenated an old cupboard with a little paint and yarn. We used Greenspot Vintage, which is Nordic Ecolabelled chalk paint intended especially for indoor furniture. The paint has good opacity and produces a wonderful matte finish. We've also added extra pizazz by embroidering a zigzag pattern on the doors.

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