For this month’s edition of the *Renew * Refresh * Restyle* Furniture Challenge, I upcycled an old metal drawer unit into a stylish and unique upcycled storage cart/printer table for my office, using a nothing more than a can of gold spray paint.
This project was super quick and easy (two of my favourite things about a project). But before we get into the details, lets meet the other bloggers who took part in this months challenge:
In my office, my printer used to be stacked on top of some storage boxes full of paper beside the desk. Not a pretty site…. But when I found this old Ikea metal drawer unit on my local virtual garage sale, I got excited. I was able to pick it up for a cool $10.00. Woo hoo!!! Gotta love a bargain.
It was in great shape, and was completely fine the way it was…. BUT….. I wanted to give it a little pizzazz….of the gold variety.
I began by taking the shelf apart, which pretty much only involved taking the drawers out, and pulling the wheels off. After that, I gave it a good wipe down with a damp cloth to get rid of any dust and debris.
The weather was gorgeous last weekend, so I got to work spray painting the shelf using my favourite gold spray paint. It’s Krylon Metallic 18 karat. No affiliate links here, I just really love that spray paint. It goes a really LONG way.
When spray painting, I find that quick bursts of paint help eliminate any bubbles.
With this paint, even if some bubbles appear during the initial spray, they typically vanish once the spray paint is dry. It’s just like magic 😉 Seriously though… that %&*@ is magic!
Here it is all finished. A simple and subtle update, but now it matches my office. I’m so happy to have been able to participate in this challenge and completed this upcycled storage cart project.
It’s not easy to make a printer look glamorous, but hey… here’s my best attempt at it. Lol.
My office is a Kate Spade inspired space with lots of black, white, gold and pink, so this piece now fits in perfectly.
I am loving how this turned out, since it solves three issues:
#1 – a place to store computer paper and office knick knacks.
#2 – it allows the printer to be up off the floor.
#3 – its gold colour plays very nicely with all the other items in the room.
Now let’s check out all the other projects from my blogger friends. Click on the links below to check out how they transformed their unique pieces.
Michele completed a Pie Table Transformation. Click the link to see the awesome end result.
Megan completed a Night Table Refresh. Click the link to see the stunning After photos.
Robin (our newest member) transformed this old beat up Pier One Wicker Chair. Click the link to check out how gorgeous it is now.
Michelle completed this Coffee Table Upcycle using a stunning cottage grey colour. Click on the link to see how she did it.
Thank you so very much to my blogging friends for sharing your amazing projects. They are all wonderful, and I can’t wait to see what next month brings 🙂
. See you next time my friends,