Linen cupboard to drinks cabinet

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

This little once-scruffy linen cabinet was found lurking in a charity shop and now has been given a whole new purpose befitting a living room or dining room as a nifty little drinks cabinet, complete with interior light. 

The original cabinet had a chippy, handmade quality to it, which was a little rough around the edges but what was peeping through was a beautiful original oak wood grain so I thought that had to be saved if possible.  The sides of the cabinet had had a harder life though and the veneer was lifted so badly and buckled that it had to be cut away, filled and sanded which informed the design once more!  I painted 3 coats of Ash from Fusion Mineral Paint on the main body of the piece.  The interior and the legs were given similar coats of their Bronze Metallic which  toned in with the Ash rather well. 

Once the doors and drawers had been stripped I used General Finishes Dye Stain in Medium Brown to enrich the colour a little before moving on to laying out a fine line diamond-like pattern and then painted that in the Bronze Metallic too, along with the handles to brighten them up.  

After the light was fitted into place, the whole piece was given 3 coats of General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Satin to protect it.

Project Category

Creative Combos (UK, Ireland, Europe)Creative Combos

Products Used

  • Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash
  • Fusion Mineral Paint Bronze Metallic
  • General Finishes Dye Stain in Medium Brown
  • General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Satin

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