The Two Little Bedside Tables That Could

$30
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I picked up these two little bedside tables a year ago at a garage sale, $5 each. They had been painted several times and the last coat was a shiny cream colour, all battered. I am obsessed with white and with scandinavian decor, so I envision pretty much everything I take home in some variation of white; knew these two puppies had to be repainted white. I am also fascinated by the new trend of painting the inside of the drawers a fun colour, so I did that too, it took a little while to figure out how to do it, but it came out ok.
Here are some before and after pictures. I ordered on ebay two round bubble transparent drawer pulls and I am still waiting, other than that the two tables are finished!
I will post the finished pictures when the drawer pulls arrive. Thank you for reading, this was only my second repainting project! I had been afraid of painting in the past, but now I feel I can tackle ven larger projects!
~Cri
They were so cute!
Top of one of the two tables.
This is how the tables came home. Pretty battered and dirty.
My first time redoing anything -- it felt like a daunting project!
The drawers were easier to sand than the actual tables.
LOTS of sanding. I used an orbital sander, 60 or 80 grit. The tables had a lot of paint.
So I figured I'd have to sand all that old paint. I managed to send most of it.

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  • Miriam I
    on Jan 8, 2014

    They are adorable, Cri! I'd love to see more pics of the finished product!

  • Cri
    on Jan 8, 2014

    still waiting for the bubble drawer pulls! I will post more pictures when they arrive!

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