Design and Architecture

Soviet wall turns ... into a trendy and modern piece of furniture

Old Soviet wardrobes are a true legacy that still stands in many homes or apartments. And there is nothing surprising. Things were done for centuries. Do not rush to get rid of old furniture, because it can always be updated, giving a fresh modern look. Using ordinary paint.

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Before you start work, free up furniture about objects, books, etc. Wipe off dust.

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If there are unnecessary holes or chips on the sides or on the body as a whole, putty them. For this perfect acrylic putty for wood. When it dries, level the surface with sandpaper.

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Fittings can be removed and painted if it requires an update. For this great paint in cans. You can work with them only in a room with good ventilation. Best outdoors. Before painting, be sure to degrease the surface with alcohol.

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Most of the Soviet furniture came with polishing. To remove it at home, one has to make considerable efforts; sometimes it can only be removed with special equipment. But do not worry. It is enough to use a simpler option. Fasten a piece of emery paper to the net holder with screws.

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Use it to polish. Gloss goes and the adhesion of paint to the surface will be better.

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Defat all parts with alcohol. Universal universal acrylic enamel is excellent for painting. Use a foam roller and brush for small and difficult to reach areas. Cover the furniture with at least three layers of paint, letting the previous one dry.

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Replace the fittings and fill the cabinet. More details in the video below: