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Furniture Flip- the rattan media unit

I paid $50 for this media unit from Facebook Marketplace. The inspo was a $1,400 piece from Potterybarn, and I think the end result has the exact same feel.. for 10% of the cost!



1. PREP WORK

  • Remove the old hardware & fill holes with wood filler

  • Give the whole piece a quick sand with 220 grit sand paper

  • As always, I clean every piece with Krud Kutter, pre-paint cleaner

2. PRIME & PAINT

  • I used a foam roller for both the primer & paint

  • Make sure to use a latex primer, like this Bonding Primer, by Behr

  • For paint, I used Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore. I absolutely love this colour for walls & furniture. It's neutral but warm and rich.


3. HARDWARE

  • This 10 pack of Black cabinet pulls from Amazon look great and at $4 per piece, they are a bargain! I have used the same hardware for my thrifted sideboard project.

4. RATTAN CABINET FRONTS

  • I purchased 2 Rolls of Rattan Cane Webbing for $50 from Amazon.

  • SUGGESTION!!!! Because the Rattan was in rolls I had to let the material flatten out for a few days, and it still wasn't perfect. Looking back, using a softer, Burlap material like this, would be much easier to work with!

  • To install it, I removed the glass cabinet fronts, attached the rattan with spray adhesive and then replaced put them back! Simple!


And here's the final product! It fits perfectly in our space! With $140 and some DIY magic, it has the same feel as the $1,400 Potterybarn piece I originally wanted!







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