Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Side Table Makeover




 


This week I tried a new technique and Im hoping you like the end result as much as I do. I know it wont be to everyone's taste and to be honest I wasn't too sure myself at first but now I'm hooked.

This side table has literally stood next to my sofa exactly like this for the last 5 years! The basket holds all kinds of nappy changing items as this spot is where I have been changing nappies on the floor forever.....

Poor little table - time for a makeover....


Sean did the initial sanding to get the old varnish off.


I painted the entire table white, once dry I painted each surface a different colour.


Then another 2 coats of white


Sean loaded sand paper onto the sander for me and and I got to work.... 

Have a little look....




Sean replaced the drawer pull with a handle that I've had lurking around for years.

I gave her a couple of coats of satin varnish 

Oh No!!!! The basket was not working with that colour....


So a quick coat of white paint later and my basket was transformed...



So, so, so much better.....

 Don't you think?









Now I need to tackle that wooden chest.....



A before and after.....


The total cost of this project was $0 as I had all the materials on hand already.  A totally worthwhile makeover at that cost!

 Im really loving it - so fresh and clean.... 

Thanks for stopping by, let me know what you all think....

xxx

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24 comments:

  1. Wow! What a transformation. I'm impressed that you were patient enough to do all those coats of paint!

    I'm stopping by via the blog hop. Nice to meet you! I'm a new follower.

    Lots of love,
    Lindsey
    outofalabaster.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Lindsey - luckily it was quick drying paint - Im not that patient lol xx Nat

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  2. I really like what you have done with that. So much nicer than before.

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    1. Thank you so much Aisling xx Nat

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  3. Hi Natalie!

    Thank you so much for linking up to the blog hop! Wishing you all the best in your bloggy endeavors. Newest follower :)

    Kelly
    www.livelaughrowe.com

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  4. Very much more up-to-date! Best wishes. I'm following you now and would love for you to follow me also. Best wishes, Linda

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    1. Thanks for the follow Linda xx Nat

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  5. Hi Natalie,

    Great transformation - the basket looks great too!
    I've been away, family was visiting, so I have a lot of catching up to do on your posts - off to check them out! Hope you're having a great week!

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    1. Thanks Mary - hope you had a great time with your family xx Nat

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  6. Nice redo I did something similar to a side table like this. Love the patchwork look,

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    1. Thank you Kristina - Im popping over to visit xx Nat

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  7. I LOVE this table! I really like the paint effect and color choices...thanks for sharing your talent at Show & Tell!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  8. Love it Nat ^_^

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  9. I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!!

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  10. Hi my friend! So happy to see your project on my little party! Your side table turned out great, thanks for linking up!
    :) Samantha

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    1. Thanks Samantha - I'm actually happy with it now - I wasn't at first tho. xx Nat

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  11. That's an amazing difference, Natalie! Love it!
    Thanks so much for linking up!
    igottacreate.blogspot.com
    “Kiss Me I’m Irish” linky party now open

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    1. Thanks so much Christina xx Nat

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  12. Love paint!! This looks so awesome!! Thanks for showing it off on SweetTalkin' Sunday!

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