I was recently invited by Furinno Furniture, my sponsor for this post, to makeover anything from their site. They had so much to choose from that it was hard to pick one piece! In the end, I opted to go with this cute, compact storage cabinet:
With some paint and fabric, now it looks like this:
It went from budget furniture to luxurious, don’t you think? Here’s how I made it.
- Furinno Storage Cabinet
- Gold Spray Paint
- Black Paint
- Gloss Spray on Sealant
- Fairfield Aluminor Bolt, Gold
- Staple gun
Step one: Paint the sides, tops, and shelves with the gold spray paint. Choose a paint that will work on plastic and glass, otherwise you will need to lightly sand the surfaces. I used a multisurface paint that would adhere to the slick surface.
Step two: Assemble the shelves, following the package instructions. I did NOT attach the four light panels that are supposed to reinforce the back of the unit, so omit the last step of the package instructions.
Step three: Accent the piece with the black paint. I painted the side panels and the edges of the shelves black. I also took one of the thin panel pieces that was supposed to go on the back of the unit and painted it black. I let the first application dry and then applied one more.
Step four: Spray the painted surfaces of the shelf with a gloss spray. This will protect the paint finish and give the piece a beautiful glossy, lacquer-like finish.
Step five: Cut a piece of gold Aluminor fabric to fit the back of the shelf. The fabric on the bolt is actually the perfect height for this shelf, so I only had to roll it out and cut one side. Staple the fabric to the back of the shelving unit.
Step six: Glue or staple the thin piece that was painted black in step three to the front of the unit. Measure to find the middle, and attach it to the front of the shelves to create a visual divider.
This multi-functional piece would work in a lot of different rooms. Put it in the bathroom and use it to hold towels and other items. Place it in the family room to hold books, magazines, and remotes. You could add bins and hooks to use it as a jewelry organizer. Have fun crafting a creating accent furniture for your home with Furinno!
This is a sponsored post but all ideas and opinions are my own.