This year, I’m so excited to be invited as one of the Re-Love designers!
Recently, I headed to my local Salvos store to find ‘the piece’ to upcycle and discovered a simple two-door chest that I knew had loads of creative potential.
Items you will need
- Pine chest
- Black Japan stain by Feast Watson
- Perforated metal sheet cut to size
- Brass spray paint
- Sand paper (or I used Sandi Hands gloves)
- Paint brush
- Sugar soap
- Super glue
- I prepared the piece by sanding it back using my new Sandi Hands sanding gloves and washing it with Sugar Soap to remove any debris.
- Then I applied two coats of Black Japan stain to take it from a light pine colour to black timber
- I had a sheet of perforated metal cut to fit the inlay section of the doors at my local metal shop and spray painted these brass before gluing them in place.
It was quite a simple and straightforward upcycle but it gave the piece a whole new look and I love the added dimension the perforated brass doors add.
On Monday 14 August, this piece will be up for auction on the Salvos ebay store and all money raised will go back to the Salvos so they can keep up their amazing work!
It’s been so fun getting involved in this great campaign and I’m keeping my fingers firmly crossed the auction goes well!