Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rocking Vegas Revamp Raises the Bar; Thisweek,our Inventive Thisweek,our Inventive Pairofexpertshaveturned Pairofexpertshaveturned Adisuseddrawerunit into Adisuseddrawerunit into astylishVegas-Stylebar astylishVegas-Stylebar ....It's Thespirit/ Elvis ....It's Thespiritof Elvis

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rocking Vegas Revamp Raises the Bar; Thisweek,our Inventive Thisweek,our Inventive Pairofexpertshaveturned Pairofexpertshaveturned Adisuseddrawerunit into Adisuseddrawerunit into astylishVegas-Stylebar astylishVegas-Stylebar ....It's Thespirit/ Elvis ....It's Thespiritof Elvis

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Byline: HOMES with Colin & Justin

Check out all that's new, fresh and fabulous in our world at www.colinandjustin.tv and on Twitter @colinjustin Check out all that's new, fresh and fabulous in our world at www.colinandjustin.tv and on Twitter @colinjustin WHAT'S in your garage? Items of furniture just waiting to be rediscovered? And reloved? HAT'S in your garage? Items of furniture just waiting to be rediscovered? And reloved? This week, after rooting around in our client's garage, we discovered a small drawer unit that we transformed into a Vegas-style bar - all we needed was a spot of Elvis and we were ready to rock.

This week, after rooting around in our client's garage, we discovered a small drawer unit that we transformed into a Vegas-style bar - all we needed was a spot of Elvis and we were ready to rock.

And roll on the paint And roll on the paint See the potential TRY to see past the colour, condition and state of furniture cast-offs and think about potential.

See the potential TRY to see past the colour, condition and state of furniture cast-offs and think about potential.

This piece waited for years, taking up space and potentially wasting money as the owners were about to buy a new piece for their dining room.

This piece waited for years, taking up space and potentially wasting money as the owners were about to buy a new piece for their dining room.

Jump aboard the whole upcycling trend and try swapping items from different rooms and giving them a new look - it's a fun and easy way to revamp what you've already got.

Jump aboard the whole upcycling trend and try swapping items from different rooms and giving them a new look - it's a fun and easy way to revamp what you've already got.

Take care FIRST things first - we sanded off the varnish to smooth out imperfections and prepare the piece for painting. Use rough sandpaper to break through before swapping for a lighter grade for intricate corners and a smoother finish.

Take care FIRST things first - we sanded off the varnish to smooth out imperfections and prepare the piece for painting. Use rough sandpaper to break through before swapping for a lighter grade for intricate corners and a smoother finish.

Try using the Black & Decker Mouse Sander, PS44.98 from B&Q, (www.diy.com) to make smoothing out a breeze.

Try using the Black & Decker Mouse Sander, PS44.98 from B&Q, (www.diy.com) to make smoothing out a breeze.

Build up colour SEVERAL light coats are smoother and stronger than one heavy coat, so take your time and build up colour slowly.

Build up colour SEVERAL light coats are smoother and stronger than one heavy coat, so take your time and build up colour slowly.

We used satinwood paint - a We used satinwood paint - a small gloss foam roller is the best way to create a smooth finish. …

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