• Jayne Davies


When I started planning our bedroom, I knew I wanted a small wardrobe for the corner for some of my clothes which didn’t fit in the dressing room wardrobes. I had in my head that I wanted a rattan wardrobe and everything I’d seen was £600+

So I decided to get creative. I looked on Facebook Marketplace and came across a Mamas & Papas nursery wardrobe for £20! It was solid wood and had nice curved edges which was very similar to some I’d seen on We collected it straight away as I didn’t want to miss out on the bargain.

To create the upcycle was actually very simple. I gave it three coat of Frenchic Paint using the colour Stone Rosie which is from their Lazy Range. It means you don’t need to prime the item and no sealing either. It’s one of my favourite paints to use.

I removed the doors and used a jigsaw to cut out the centre sections. This part can be a little tricky to get straight but mine weren’t perfectly cut and it doesn’t notice at all.

I then painted the doors on both sides in three coats also. Once they were dry it was time to attach the cane webbing.

I purchased this from The Cane Store which is where I generally buy all my cane webbing. You have to call to order and they are super helpful with getting the right sizes you need.

The cane needs to be soaked in warm water before applying. This ensures that you can pull it really taught during application and it dries nice and tight with no sagging. I always use a staple gun as you can pull and stretch the cane as you attach it.

The last part of the upcycle was to add some lovely door knobs from Pretty Pegs, screw the doors back on and job done.

This is definitely one of my favourite upcycles as it was so simple, yet so effective!

Please let me know if you have any questions x

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