EASY step-by-steps TO ABOVE-BED STOR­AGE

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Bedroom Revamp -

Utilise the space above your bed for much-needed wall-to-wall stor­age – great for sea­sonal cloth­ing and bed­ding, books and per­sonal ef­fects. Go flat pack and save! Or­der raw board doors, which you can then per­son­alise with arched fas­cias and paint, as here. Flat-pack wall cab­i­nets and raw board doors, Ka­boo­dle Kitchen.

Gather your sup­plies

Flat-pack wall cab­i­nets, con­fig­ured to suit space

• 3mm MDF sheets

• Raw board doors

• Du­lux Pre­ci­sion Max­i­mum Strength Ad­he­sion Primer Du­lux Aqua­namel Low Gloss in Vivid White and Sky Paint­ing

You’ll also need

Tape mea­sure; drill and bits; screws; spirit level; wall fas­ten­ers; pen­cil; jig­saw; dust mask; clamps; PVA glue; mini paint rollers; paint tray; push-open door hinges

FOR YOU TO NOTE

• Mea­sure wall width and height to cal­cu­late num­ber and size of flat-pack wall cab­i­nets re­quired.

• Wall units used for this project: four 600W x 720H x 300mmd; two 450W x 720H x 300mmd; four 900W x 360H x 300mmd.

• Ka­boo­dle Kitchen cuts to mea­sure se­lected flat-pack cab­i­nets for a be­spoke look.

• Let paint dry be­tween coats.

Here’s how

STEP 1 As­sem­ble all wall units mi­nus the doors. Se­cure them to wall and to each other as per your cho­sen con­fig­u­ra­tion.

STEP 2 Draw var­i­ous arched de­signs onto MDF to suit width and height of door fronts (see pic­ture, page 92). Cut out de­signs with jig­saw, and cut again to cre­ate a seam­less ‘join’ be­tween up­per and lower doors.

STEP 3 Glue MDF cut-outs onto raw board door fronts for a 3D raised ef­fect.

STEP 4 Roll primer onto doors, front and back. Fin­ish with

2 coats of low-gloss paint.

STEP 5 High­light the 3D ef­fect by paint­ing glued-on MDF sec­tions in Sky Paint­ing (a grey).

STEP 6 At­tach doors to cab­i­nets with hinges.

STEP 1

STEP 4

STEP 3

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