Ombre Furniture DIY, Upcycle with Fusion Mineral Paint

I am so excited to share with you my ombre sideboard – my storage solution for the sewing room. Costing a mere £5 on facebook this sideboard was crying out to be upcycled, rescued and shown some love. The previous owner was over the moon when I shared a picture of the finished sideboard with her. She had been struggling to sell it, to be fair covered in thick black gloss with a door hanging off it initially didn’t look that enticing.

My colour pallet within our home is fairly safe – for this piece I decided to have some fun. To go brave and bold. With my new love of fusion mineral paint I used four colours for this:- 1) azure, 2) sterling, 3) little lamb, 3) ash.

Stuck for ideas for your old sideboard? Use fusion mineral paint to create a stunning ombre effect, its easy! Have a go, photo and video tutorial sharing with you the before and after #upcycleideas #furnitureDIY

Stuck for ideas for your old sideboard? Use fusion mineral paint to create a stunning ombre effect, its easy! Have a go, click through for a video tutorial #upcycleideas #furnitureDIY

Ombre Sideboard DIY

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I started by sanding the gloss paint to provide a key for the fusion mineral paint to adhere to, sanding initially with a coarse sandpaper, and then with a fine.

Before - gloss black sideboard, prepped for ombre furniture DIY

I started with painting the top of the sideboard and tow thirds of the sides in the colour azure.

ombre furniture DIY, base coat Azure Fusion Mineral Paint

Using the lighter colours first I added confident brush marks, using only a small amount of paint per brush. Gradually I built up layers of colours. If you would rather a more blended finish you can wipe with a damp cloth to semi-merge the colours together.

Ombre Furniture DIY, dry brush marks with fusion mineral paint


I am delighted with my ombre sideboard, it adds a splash of colour to my sewing room. It really is easy. Why not have a go yourself? You may enjoy my other fusion mineral paint projects, updating a gold mirror, and a restyle of mid-century bedroom furniture.

1 thought on “Ombre Furniture DIY, Upcycle with Fusion Mineral Paint”

  1. This is brilliant Vicky, a great transformation and perfect for a splash of colour. Is it full of sewing stuff now? I imagine it holds quite a lot 😀


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