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With a little corner to fill in her living room and a few items to store, stylist Emma (of Form and Balance) scoured Facebook Marketplace and found this perfectly proportioned, well-made unit for the bargain price of £45. 

To suit her more minimal scheme and monochrome palette she set about transforming this cupboard and we were more than happy to support.  

The Inspiration

This unit from Rose & Grey was her inspiration and she managed to source a glass film which would imitate the reeded glass.

As part of our #UnsameYourHome campaign, we worked with Emma to select the perfect paint finishes to create her vision. 

For the exterior surfaces of the unit, Emma chose Jet Black for a striking look.  In order to really highlight the reeded glass film and the items to be stored inside, Mallord was chosen for the internal space.

Watch the Transformation

You can watch the transformation in this little video on our Instagram and find out more about the project at @formandbalance.

The Finished Result

We think you'll agree, this is a fantastic restoration project and Emma has managed to create the perfect unit for her space.  The idea to go pale in colour on the inside was really clever and we love how the brass knobs add an extra special highlight. 

Over To You!

The hard-wearing quality of our 1829 Collection Eggshell paint is a fantastic choice for a furniture upcycling project like this. If you are keen to take on a similar project and need a little more help and advice before you do so, check out some of our previous how-to guides and blog features.

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    1. Jet Black
      Jet Black


      A powerful accent colour that registers warmly, especially in sunlight. Inspired by Victorian interiors. Use with 1829 Light Grey Undercoat.

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    2. Mallord


      Before the advent of brilliant modern white, this rich milk-pudding shade was a staple favourite. Use with 1829 White Undercoat.

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    3. Light Grey Undercoat
      Light Grey Undercoat


      Perfect for use under our Chalky Emulsion, Eggshell and Gloss paints. Undercoat is an important step to ensuring that your paint goes on smoothly, evenly and will last. Our 1829 Light Grey Undercoat is best used with colours marked clearly on our website and colourcard.

      A quick drying primer for walls, ceilings and joinery surfaces. Suitable for plaster, plasterborads, soft woods, MDP and compositie boards. Can be for both inside and outside projects.

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