DIY: RECYCLED CUPBOARD under $100
Who said you need to spend lots of money on new furniture? We purchased an old recycled cupboard from our local Opp Shop and transformed it into something new and very versatile for the kitchen or bedroom all for under $100.
What you need:
-Recycled cupboard (we picked ours up from an Opp shop for $25)
-White gloss paint
-Decorative door knobs (we purchased ours from Ishka)
-Door Hinges and Door catches (we needed to replace these on our cupboard)
1. Firstly remove cupboard doors, draws, hinges, existing door knobs and door catches from the cupboard.
2. Using a heat gun and metal scraper remove existing paint from cupboard. This will need some elbow grease depending on how many layers of paint is on the cupboard.
3. Once paint has been removed , use the electric sander to smooth the timber back. Firstly use course sandpaper and then smooth it over with finer sandpaper. Brush cupboard over with hand broom to remove any excess dust.4. Using your roller, apply the undercoat. Once this has dried, apply the gloss paint. A couple of coats may be required. 5. Using either a paint brush or a roller apply the grey paint to the cupboard doors and draws. (I used the roller firstly and then neatened the edges with the paint brush). Once this has dried apply the clear varnish.6. Once all the paint has dried, attach the new door knobs, hinges and door catches and your new cupboard is complete.