Whilst lockdown hasn’t exactly been the most thrilling period of our lives (lol), it’s given us space to find joy in a whole host of new activities: puzzles, walking around our neighborhoods, and of course, DIY.
So we were straight to perusing the Facebook Marketplace goods available in our local area when we saw the insane glow-up that blogger Debs Stubbington (AKA Bang On Style) had created on a £5 TV cabinet that she’d recently picked up via the site.
Whilst the original low TV cabinet featured glass-fronted pine doors, the Essex-based influencer used a £1 rattan blind thrifted from a charity shop and Frenchic furniture paint to create something entirely new, and we have to say, it looks bloody incredible.
Debs says: “I’d wanted radio weave rattan for the doors but found this blind in a charity shop for £1 which had a lovely texture to it and a lovely light colour in the middle. I glued it to the glass and finished with simple beading painted black too.”
“Inside I’ve left parts wood and love the contrast and finished off with gold handles from Amazon. Total cost under £45.”
Debs used Frenchic’s Blackjack paint in the makeover, which is just her most recent DIY in of a long list of projects she’s showcased across her @bangonstyle social media channels in the past few years. Her other recent glow-ups for second-hand furniture include a pink chest of drawers and a gold striped bedside table.
Her top tip for hunting out pieces to use in upcycling projects? “Look for well built, simple items that can be painted. With the range of self-priming paints on the market now almost anything can be transformed.”
So now the big question is, what colour paint do we go for?