The Upcycler, aka Jacob Leaf (Ngāpuhi), has done it again – he’s created a bespoke console table out of some old drawers that have definitely seen better days. Console tables are a fun and stylish way to display your favourite vases, plants, photo frames and coffee table books, without the need for a large shelving unit. They add a retro touch of character to any room, and the world is your oyster when it comes to selecting a Resene colour or colours to paint them with.
Wooden chests of drawers are a clunky furniture item that most of us have in our possession, often being carted from home to home as you move over the years. Instead of buying a new console table, breathing new life into these drawers by repurposing them will save you money, reduce landfill and allow your creativity to shine through. Jacob has used two drawers for his console table, a larger one and a smaller one from the same set, which creates a handy partition within the table.
Follow Jacob’s easy step-by-step guide to create your very own upcycled furniture piece.