As some of you may know, I recently moved into a new flat. As I'm a poor student I didn't have much money for furniture, so I decided to look into doing some upcycling. I've just finished my first project - a drinks cabinet! I thought I'd share, I have much proudness. I bought the cabinet in a charity shop for £20, it's a sturdy little thing but it was really old fashioned and quite ugly, but I thought it had potential to be something quite nice.
So I turned the cabinet from this:
Brown, ugly, flowery.
Blue, shiny, nautical.
And because I'm queen of the nerds, this is what the top looks like:
It's a map of Westeros, from A Song of Ice and Fire
Does anybody else do any furniture restoration or amateur upcycling? I found it really therapeutic, and it wasn't difficult to do what I wanted to do. My next project is to turn a carpet remnant into a rug, then I've got a new walnut coffee table to clean up and stain and varnish, and lastly two grotty pine bedside cabinets to make purty. It's going to be a busy autumn!