How to update a mid-century sideboard

Treated properly, charity shop furniture can look stunning - and has far more character than any flat-pack affair.

Mid century sideboard
Published: August 13, 2019 at 9:00 am

With a lick of Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint you can completely transform an item and tailor it to your taste.


You will need:

Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint Self-adhesive wallpaper Paint brush Masking tape Tape measure Paint stirrer and paint tin opener Paint roller and tray Scissors Screwdriver Cloth for cleaning


1. Clean the furniture thoroughly, remove handles and mask any areas you do not wish to paint with masking tape.

2. Take your can of Rust-Oleum Satin Finish Furniture Paint (Slate was used here) and stir thoroughly.

Satin Finish Furniture Paint requires no sanding or priming on most surfaces, so you can get cracking straight away. Using a roller for large areas and a brush for harder to reach nooks and crannies, paint the unit and leave to fully dry. You may need up to three coats.

3. Measure the area you wish to cover with self-adhesive wallpaper and cut to size.

4. Apply your wallpaper, smoothing any bumps or bubbles with your hand as you go.


Tutorial courtesy of Rust-Oleum


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