A Side Table for My Night Stand

by DP
6 Materials
5 Days
I wanted a night stand with drawers that was a bit taller since my bed is high and I wanted it pretty
I found this little side table at the thrift store and knew it would work almost perfect, the veneer was damaged so I knew I had to paint it
This is the stand after using citristip and sanding it to be ready for painting, I couldn't sand too much since the veneer is thin
I found an image online that I loved and resized it using paint to fit on the top of the table and then traced it onto the table. I put a very thin layer of primer on the table before tracing it though sine the wood was kind of dark and I wanted the image to show good and I was afraid the paint wouldn't stick real well. I painted primer on the sides also, then painted them a nice grey laytex.
I painted the horse referring to the image I had using unicorn spit paint/stain and a few acrylics with mainly small brushes, then sprayed it with rustoleum clear
Here I used unicorn spit in red, purple, green and a teal color and blended them to make the drawers colorful, it blends really easily and nice with just a little water and a rag and brush, then sprayed with rustoleum clear
This is the completed top sealed with water based polyurethane, the white circle is just a reflection of the light
This picture is of the drawers with the hardware placed back onto it after I cleaned them with a brillo pad (I had to use a flash light to get a decent picture the corner in the bedroom was too dark)
Suggested materials:
  • Unicorn spit   (https://renaissance-lady.myshopify.com/collections/unicorn-spit)
  • Acrylics   (amazon)
  • Citristip   (amazon)
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  • Vrohde Vrohde on Dec 16, 2017
    Your table is absolutely gorgeous. I have got to try this. Where did you get the pic from??? Or do you think modpog would work too?

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