AD - I completed this project as part of a brand partnership with Craig and Rose.
Another week, another finished DIY project. When I first spied a black reeded glass cabinet I knew I wanted to create my version. And with the help from Craig and Rose paints and some reeded glass vinyl, I have done just that.
The hard-wearing quality of Craig and Rose’s 1829 Collection Eggshell paint is a fantastic choice for a furniture upcycling project like this.
For the outside of the cabinet, I have used the eggshell in jet black. The coverage is thick and has a lovely blue undertone to the colour. For the internal shelves of the cabinet, I used Mallord, which gives a beautiful contrast to the outside and helps highlight the reeded glass film texture. This colour pallet feels much more in keeping with the room and more in line with my paired back aesthetic.
To create this piece I used the grey primer, Jet Black in eggshell and then Mallord eggshell on the inside.
Using a sanding block or handheld sander, sand the wood all over and clean. Tape off the glass using masking tape.
Using the light grey primer from Craig and Rose, give your cabinet two coats of primer, allowing it to dry in between. For best results use a slim brush for the edges and a small foam roller for the larger areas.
Now to add your choice of colour! I used the Craig and Rose in Jet black from their 1829 eggshell collection. Once dry, apply another coat to make sure you have an even consistent colour all over. Then apply your chosen colour internally, I used the colour Mallord from Craig and Rose.
Using a drill, drill small holes to fix your handles. I used these gold ones from B&Q.
Time to add the glass film. I measured the size of the glass beforehand. The Glass Films website has heaps of tips on how to measure for the perfect fitting film.
Here is the company’s guide on how to apply the film using a soapy solution. Apply the film carefully using a vinyl squeegee as per the instructions and cut off any excess film.
Clean up and style using your most loved homeware pieces.
I am so please with how the final piece looks; not bad for a £45 facebook marketplace find.
What do you think? Will you be giving this DIY a try?
Thanks for reading,