Cupboard Love – Upcycling an abandoned find
Do you ever see a piece of furniture abandoned on the street and think ‘Oh if I just painted that, and added some new knobs’?
So here it is! This pre-loved cupboard which we found, abandoned outside some flats on the school run… We’d walked passed this battered and unloved piece of furniture for a couple of days. As it forlornly leant abandoned outside an apartment on the main road.
When it was still there on the third evening, I asked my lovely neighbour if she could help me to get it into the boot of her car under darkness of the night…
We pushed and pulled it into the house, and there it sat in my kitchen, odd, and missing drawer pulls, and the bottom of the drawers absent (and therefore useless), the fronts of the drawers miss-matching wood finishes, and slightly whiffy too…
I won’t say it got the immediate attention it required, in fact, some stylish, minimalist, visiting friends told me to chop it up for firewood…
BUT – eventually I found some replacement 1950’s drawer pull knobs, (searched for “six vintage round wood knobs” on Etsy and found these beauties on Violetteslippers, PERFECT – with brass metal centres).
And, using some leftover paint (from a re-furbished garden bench which took almost as long to finish!) I painted the front of the drawers, and also fixed the insides up, by rubbing an old candle onto the bottoms of the drawers, they glide in and out with ease – and now it works, and looks cute too!
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