Is There HOPE for the Worst Looking Bedside Table Like This One??

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Who thinks they may have passed on this one?

Stickers, scratches and gouges, and some less than choice words etched into drawers ... my assistant, Celia decided to take her chances and give this old piece a second life.

Here's the before pic. But with a bit of cleaning up and sanding ... I can't wait till you see how this turned out!!

We had a fresh start and a lot of fun ideas to be creative with this one.

Inspired by a set of Suitcase Drawers we saw in Jen Crider's (Girl in the Garage) book, we picked some colours.

Fusion Mineral Paint is one of my go-to paints in my workshop as I'm a retailer for them here in Australia.

Celia chose Soapstone for the outside frame, and Brook, Prairie Sunset, Damask for the drawers.

*TIP: Do you see how we arranged my paint swatch sticks to try out the colours together?

Celia ordered latches and handles to look like suitcase hardware.

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We then added stripes and variations of suitcase looking lines to finish it off.

Don't you love the finished look?

What kind of room would you put this in?

A guest room for your weary travelling visitors, perhaps?

You can find more images on my blog post link here in this post.

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  • Tish Tish on Oct 19, 2020

    What a fabulous transformation! Wouldn’t this be perfect in a B & B??? 🥰

  • Hb Hb on Nov 22, 2020

    where is the link ? It just says "You can find more images on my blog post link here in this post." but no link included

  • Cst24983849 Cst24983849 on Jun 08, 2021

    Absolutely adorable. Clever, clever 😊


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  • Paula Matheos Paula Matheos on Jun 11, 2021

    Wow! This is super creative, I love it!

  • Pat Pat on Jun 12, 2021

    A den or office or hallway. Possibly a large living rm. Looks good.....

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