1. To get started they used sugar soap to ensure a good, clean base.
2. The next step was to sand down the drawers, to remove all traces of wax and to create a nice smooth surface. They both used a hand sander for this, as there was quite a lot of wax to take off.
3. The handles were removed and the existing holes and small areas of damage were filled with a wood filler. Once dry, the filled areas were sanded down too.
4. Next step was to prime the furniture using Craig & Rose White Undercoat. This ensured a high-quality finish and consistent colour.
5. For the topcoat, Pale Mortlake Cream was used for the inside the panel of drawers fronts and Royal Circus was used on the beading. The outside surfaces of both units were also painted in Royal Circus using a small roller.
6. After leaving the first coat of paint to dry for a sufficient time they lightly sanded the surface of the furniture once again with a fine sanding block. Afterwards, a second coat of paint was applied.
7. Next came the drawer front details. The rattan was cut to fit the inside panel of the drawers.
8. It was then painted with two coats of Royal Circus to match the unit.
9. Tia and Sarah-Jane carefully used a staple gun to attach the rattan to the drawer fronts, stapling around the outside edges.
10. Long BBQ skewers were painted in Royal Circus and cut to size. These were used to cleverly disguise the edge of the rattan and staples.
11. A hot glue gun was used to attach the skewers to the edge of the beading.
12. Once again, wood filler was used to fill the gaps and make it all look seamless.
13. There was then a little bit of sanding to create a smooth surface an another coat of paint, just across the beading detail.
14. Finally, holes were drilled ready for the new handles.