I wanted one of those particle board rolling drawer units for my office. The only issue is that I am dramatic and highly allergic to inferior made products. There is just something about old/antique solid wood furniture that gets me. Not to mention said particle board drawer units can easily cost you $100 (NO THANK YOU!). So I scanned FB Marketplace and other similar sights to see what I could find. I finally stumbled across a “drawer-ed” bedside table for $15! Yes lawd, I knew I could make this work. Here is what I came up with.
The Power of Paint- Bedside Table Upgrade
The table was cute (a little beat up), but I needed this unit to fit under my desk (table!) and I wasn’t a huge fan of the legs. My plan was to cut them off with the circular saw.
Much to my surprise and delight the legs were held on by 4 screws!
I now have to a perfect surface to add casters.
I had these casters on hand from another project.
Once I added the casters, my next step was paint!
My favorite chalk paint (it is so inexpensive) is Waverly Chalk Paint!
I gave the unit 2 good coats of chalk paint.
Since I didn’t have any Polycrylic on-hand I decided to seal the piece with Mod Podge.
Coated in Mod Podge.
I initially put the original handles back on but I didn’t care for the look. So after digging around in my hardware drawer (yes, I have a hardware drawer-comes in handy a lot!!) I found some new handles for the piece!
I added handles to both holes and I loved the look! It sort of reminds me of buttons on a blouse (what type of blouse has double buttons is beyond me, but that’s the first thing that came to my mind!). Or Mickey Mouse...hmmm... either way-I liked it!
Stashed away in "her" new home!
- Second-hand cabinet (Thrift Store)
- Waverly Chalk Paint (Walmart)
- Drawer knobs (Lowes)
- Casters (Amazon)