This week was so busy
and I was too lazy and tired that I really haven’t had the time to be creative – but fortunately Lovely Kerstin upcycled another piece of furniture and wrote a tutorial – must say that I’m jealous, I really want to have the cabinet…
Love to see how things can change with some quick steps!
Upcycling of a card-index cabinet
On my last trip to a flea-market, I rescued an old card- index cabinet. It is small and has brass handles but they were in a shabby state. I made this my next project. What I wanted to do was to give it a nice colour and bring life back to the brass again. One of my favourite colour combinations is pale pink and gold. I decided to paint the cabinet in pale pink. I treated the brass naturally. The result is stunning!
I removed the brass handles with a screw driver and rubbed every surface with sandpaper and cleaned it with a wet towel to get rid of the dust.
I painted the cabinet in pale pink by using a paint roller. It took me three coats to achieve the even finish I was looking for.
Cleaning the handles
After 24 hours, so that the paint can dry completely, put the brass handles back again. Hey, presto and you´ll have a brand new looking cabinet! 😉
I hope you´ll be as successful as me. I was very happy with the result.