If you have made repairs and decided to update the furniture, do not rush to throw out the old cabinet. It can serve for more than one year. A little imagination, affordable decor, a little time - and the old wardrobe will become the highlight of the new interior.
It is necessary
- - photowall-paper;
- - Oil paint;
- - furniture varnish;
- - sandpaper;
- - satin ribbon;
- - putty;
- - primer.
Choose a photo or illustration of a suitable topic and print it in the required format on self-adhesive. Such services are provided by photo studios. Old black-and-white photographs look stylish; romantic-themed photographs look great in the bedroom. A wardrobe decorated with images of cartoon characters will look good in the nursery.
Sand the doors and sides of the old cabinet with sandpaper. This is necessary to remove old varnish and possible dirt. After sanding, be sure to wipe the cabinet with a dry or slightly damp cloth to remove dust.
Fill up small cracks and defects with putty. After the putty has dried, you can start priming the cabinet. This will give you a perfectly smooth surface on which any image will look flawless.
The prepared surface is painted with oil paint. The optimal paint color is white.
After the paint has dried, you can start gluing the photo wallpaper. Carefully peel off the protective film and stick the photo onto the cabinet, smoothing from the center to the edges. This will remove air bubbles from the surface. If it was not possible to stick it neatly enough and the bubble appeared, carefully pierce it with a needle and smooth it out.
Pay attention to the inside of the cabinet. Walls and shelves can be wallpapered or painted. The hanger bar can be wrapped with a satin ribbon or trimmed with elastic textiles.
The final stage of the transformation of the old cabinet is to cover it with colorless furniture varnish. You can use a special spray.