Winner! Grey and gold fine line sideboard

By Nicky Cash at Done up North in Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB

Winning Category

This 1950s sideboard was actually originally formica and not very pretty formica at that!  I had a vision to change it completely and give it a much more luxe look - it already had amazing eye-catching handles so I worked to create geometric shapes to compliment them.

The piece was scuff-sanded first and then given a couple of coats of Fusion Ultra Grip to help the paint adhere to the shiny surface.  I then used 3 coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in Soapstone applied with a roller and laying off brush to get a super-smooth finish over the laminate. 

I laid out the design with Frogtape and cut away the excess where there was overlap so that I could paint it all at once, rather than laying lines one over another as then it wouldn't flow so well and then I applied 3 coats of Fusion Gold Metallic paint to paint in the lines.  

Every inch of the finished piece was protected with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Satin which I knew I could trust to make sure the new design stayed looking its best for years to come!


Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesModern Love

Products Used

  • Fusion Mineral Paint Ultra Grip
  • Fusion Mineral Paint - Soapstone
  • Fusion Mineral Paint - Pale Gold Metallic
  • General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Satin

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