Feedback

Revamped cupboard

Give an old painted cupboard a new lease of life with a little bit of help from Resene.

Fun with furniture with Mark Rayner - Project 50

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Chrome cupboard door handles, clean cloths, drill with 4mm drill bit, Filler, old painted cupboard, paintbrush, Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Dingley, Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Eighth Wheatfield, Resene Quick Dry, rubber gloves, sanding block and sandpaper, screwdriver, warm soapy water.

To get the look: Mark used Resene Qristal ClearFloor 2K on the wooden floorboards.

Other ideas: For a distressed effect, paint two coats of Resene Eighth Wheatfield over the top of the Resene Dingley and sand back edges to reveal the colour beneath.

Step 1
Step one
Remove the old door handles from the cupboard.
Step 2
Step two
Fill the holes and any other indentations with filler and allow to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Sand the filled areas smooth and then sand the entire cupboard to ‘key’ the surface.
Step 4
Step four
Wipe off sanding residue with a clean cloth and then wash the woodwork with warm soapy water. Wipe clean with a dry cloth and allow to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to any filled areas and any areas of bare wood and allow to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Apply two coats of Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Eighth Wheatfield to the inside of the cupboard, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply two coats of Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Dingley to the outside of the cupboard, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Measure, mark and drill new holes for the chrome handles and fix into place with a screwdriver.

Other projects you might like to try

Transform a set of drawers.
Bedside unit

Fun with furniture
Update a wooden stool
Simple stool

Fun with furniture
Paint an old metal chair
Three tone chair

Fun with furniture
Paint an aged effect on your lamp.
Wooden lamp

Ways with wood
Build a stylish pyramid planter
Pyramid planter

Weekend Gardener

Resene Paints Ltd

Resene Paints Ltd   – www.resene.com

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene's images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email update@resene.co.nz and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Our vision is to be respected as a trusted, ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile and Environmental Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties.. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

View Videos