Saturday, 21 December 2019

Plastic furniture upcycling

My recent acquisitions of cheap plastic furniture include these items:

All are used, some heavily used, some broken, and none is a valuable vintage object. My new obsession with chalk paint demanded that these things be upcycled into something more interesting. Decide for yourself whether I have been successful. I will show before and after pictures, with occasional comments.

You cannot see it very well in the picture, but the paint created a nice fabric effect on the bedspread.

I will replace the mirror, which was crooked anyway, with a real mirror sheet.

I had nothing against the fabric, but I had to remove it, and it was glued firmly and couldn't be saved. I am not sure this is the best fabric, so I may replace it later.

The desk was the right colour, but still looked like plastic. Upcycled, it looked like ancient oak.

This is the result of two afternoons. More to come.


  1. I think your chalk paint experiments are a success!

  2. I'm glad you're back! I think, at this point, the dresser is my favorite among the ones shown. The gold detailing seems to really make it stand out. I hope you post more images as you continue to work on these items.

    1. Thank you. Yes, I am making more stuff and will share. Best season's greetings.

  3. great job, are you going to use it in a dollhouse?

  4. Thank you for sharing. I have some tiny 1/48" furniture that I'd like to try the chalk paint on. You inspired me to go look if I can find them in our local craft shops.