So I was challenged by the lovely guys over at Rust-oleum to come up with with an Upcycle project using their products, I decided on an Ikea Hack, namely 3 sets of old Malm drawers, i’ve had the drawers a few years and they were long overdue a makeover, originally Oak in colour and uninspiring I knew I could make them look a hell of a lot better. Here’s what they looked like before
The colour I decided to go for was Shortbread Furniture Paint in Satin, its a beautiful rich colour, great coverage and super quick drying time, the drawers were given a rough sand and primed. I applied the paint with a small roller, when possible I always paint furniture with a roller it gives a good flawless finish. The drawers only needed 2 coats of paint(like I said, great coverage) and were touch dry less than and hour later.
A little tip, once the paint is completely dry, Use Rust-oleum finishing furniture wax in clear. Apply it, let it settle for a few minutes..then buff off, it will protect the paintwork and depending on how many times you apply it, you get a lovely sheen too. To add a little frosting I fitted T-Bar gold handles, im really happy with how the challenge turned out, they are a mile away from how they used to look and all it took was a pot of paint, it took less than a day to complete and my once tired/average drawers now have a new lease of life. Over the years I have tried countless brands of paints and when it comes to Quality, Coverage and affordability you really cant go wrong with Rust-oleum and believe me I know what im talking about as im a serial incurable Upcycler!! The proof is below, just click and check out my previous projects all made over with Rust-oleum Paints
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