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Upcycled tall boy using venetian blinds

sandy_d
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Upcycled tall boy using venetian blinds

 

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A while ago I was given some old Venetian blinds that were dumped in hard rubbish. I had quite a few left over and decided to give some new life to a tall boy that was also handed down to me. 
I lightly sanded the frame and used my Wagner spray gun in semi gloss black. 

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 (Original Tall Boy) 


I wanted to add a hexagon shape to the front draw panels but the blinds are quite thin. I decided to split the hexagon in half and glue to give me a bigger shape.

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 I glued the slats vertically onto the draw front first with liquid nails and lightly sanded off the varnish. I then glued the shapes I cut together forming the hexagon across the front. 

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 all pieces were cut by hand and sanded. 
I reattached the hardware and added some trim I had to break up the draws. 

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This was a simple project using recycled material. 

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Jason
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Re: Upcycled tall boy using venetian blinds

Love your work @sandy_d. Another inspiring project! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with the community. 

 

Look out for plenty of questions from members wanting to replicate your handiwork.

 

Jason

 

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sandy_d
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Re: Upcycled tall boy using venetian blinds

Thank you Jason 😊

Stuardo
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Re: Upcycled tall boy using venetian blinds

Wow @sandy_d 

I love a good upcycle and your artistic flare has taken this tall boy from bland to brilliant!

Well done.

Stuart

sandy_d
Established Contributor

Re: Upcycled tall boy using venetian blinds

Awww! Thank you so much Stuart 😊😊

EricL
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Re: Upcycled tall boy using venetian blinds

Hi @sandy_d

 

I can't believe you used some old timber blinds to achieve this amazing effect on the drawer fronts. It's like a totally different tallboy. Thank you so much for showing us what can be truly achieved with a little bit of imagination.

 

We look forward to seeing your next creation.

 

Eric

 

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sandy_d
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Re: Upcycled tall boy using venetian blinds

Thank you so much Eric 😊😊 I played around with a few different designs and lots of cutting but I got there in the end! 

KatieC
Member Engagement
Member Engagement

Re: Upcycled tall boy using venetian blinds

Another incredible piece @sandy_d!

 

I really love how creative you are with upcycling. The black break up with the trim really highlights the drawers. 

 

Are you finding your spray gun gives a better finish than hand painting? 

 

Katie

 

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sandy_d
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Re: Upcycled tall boy using venetian blinds

Thank you Katie 😊 I love my spray gun, it does give a smooth even finish and gets right into small spaces, and great for a sleek finish. Hand painting is great but I get lazy cleaning brushes 😂

RobPat
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Re: Upcycled tall boy using venetian blinds

Looks great Sandy. 

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