Having settled into our new home we inevitably have the odd bit of furniture to replace – to be honest, our relatively new wardrobes did not survive being taken apart for the house move. Since we bought the former wardrobes my tastes and priorities have changed, much as I loved the cavernous storage this time around I could see no further reason for buying new as opposed to the more environmentally friendly option of buying second-hand high quality built to last wardrobes.
Mid-century furniture was built to last, made with wood, with mitred joints – as opposed to modern MDF. It seems a bit of a no-brainer to me. When we spotted this suite of furniture for a mere £275 it seemed the ideal solution.
I researched the differences between chalk paint, milk paint and fusion mineral paint. My two priorities were a flat brush mark free finish plus ease of application. Fusion mineral paint seemed a natural choice, although the wood will need sanding the paint will not need a wax to finish.
How to update your mid-century furniture with fusion
Start by removing the doors and drawers, if you are able to remove the hardware (such as door knobs) do. Sand down the surface to provide a key, take your time to prep and don’t rush the job.
Sanding the surface to provide a key is vital for good adhesion.