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Upcycled chest of drawers and bedside drawers

JoeAzza
Amassing an Audience
JoeAzza
JoeAzza
Amassing an Audience

 

Bedside drawers and a chest of drawers repaired, sanded back and painted in a satin black with clear varnish on top. 

 

 

The project

 

Here is my latest upcycled project. One chest of drawers and one bedside drawers set, sanded back and painted in satin black and given satin varnished clear tops.

 

Tools and materials

 

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Steps

 

Step 1

 

Repair the damaged bedside drawers. This had a broken piece of timber at the bottom left corner. I had to make a replacement part. I glued and shaped to match the rest of the moulding.

 

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Step 2

 

Sand both chest of drawers and bedside drawers. I fully sanded the tops of each unit back to bare wood, ready for the clear coat finish. The rest of the units were sanded back ready for painting. No undercoat was required.

 

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Step 3

 

Cut, glue and sand 12mm timber dowel pieces to repair large holes in drawers, then re-drill to suit knob mounting screws.

 

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Step 4

 

Paint three coats of black satin paint. I used a brush to place the paint onto the body of the units then used the roller to roll on the paint. Tip - Do not overload the roller, this will give a better, flatter finish.

 

Then I very lightly sanded in between coats, using 400 grit sandpaper.

 

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Step 5

 

Next was a clear coat on top of both units. I did these using the same technique as the way I painted the black paint: very light sanding in between coats, using 400 grit sandpaper.

 

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Step 6

 

I used the original drawer knobs. These were brass knobs, so I decided to polish and clear coat them. I think they came up well. I used my lathe to sand with 120 grit and 400 grit sandpaper.

 

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Job done.

 

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Before and after

 

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