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....



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  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,

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

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

  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 :)


  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

  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!

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

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

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

  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

  8. Love it Nat ^_^

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

  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

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

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

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


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