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Check out this beautiful retro buffet by Alicia Parsons, isn’t it stunning? Here’s how she created it.
- Feast Watson Clear Varnish (Satin)
- Feast Watson Timber Primer
- Feast Watson Prooftint (Walnut)
- Intergrain Woodblend (Teak/Blackwood)
- Dulux One-Step
- Wood glue
- Choose a sturdy, well-made piece. Look for interesting details such as an unusual shape or distinctive hardware.
- Prepare the timber by removing anything foreign, such as drawer lining and bits of sticky tape. Also remove the glass doors and shelf.
- Flatten any raised veneer with wood glue and place bricks (or something heavy and flat) on top until dry.
- Fill any larger holes with the Woodblend putty.
- Use a sheet sander to smooth out the surface, firstly with a coarse grit then a fine grit. Wipe it clean.
Achieving your vision:
- Apply a few coats of Feast Watson Timber Primer mixed with Prooftint, slowly building up the colour with each coat.
- Lightly sand and clean.
- Apply two coats of Feast Watson Clear Varnish (Satin) for a lustrous finish.
- Paint the inside centre panel with Dulux One-Step. Once dry, cut the wallpaper to size, wet it with a sprayer bottle and adhere it to the back panel and the inside of the drawers.
- Finally, clean the glass doors and shelf and fix back into place
“When it comes to upcycling be patient – wait until you find a piece you fall in love with. Also look for a piece that is well made and has great character.” – Alicia Parsons
NB: Always test the colour on an off-cut or inconspicuous area of your piece prior to coating the whole to ensure you’re happy with the colour.