Saturday, 15 September 2012

Bedside table makeover...

 Quite a while ago ( January), I posted about my plans for a mini bedroom makeover. Whilst this hasn't been the fastest project in the world, it hadn't gone completely off my radar. The issue that was causing the most problems was finding some nice (and cheap) bedside tables to refurbish for the room.

Finally, after months of scouring ebay I came across the above and managed to obtain them for £30. Actually getting them delivered by the courier was a whole other issue, but I was so pleased to see when they arrived that their proportions would suit the room, and they had some lovely details on them. Whilst I'd originally been looking for antique pine pot cupboards I had changed my mind and looked for something that had delicate legs to give a feeling of less clutter in the room.

Last weekend, I covered the entire sitting room in drop-sheets and got to work (I have no outdoor space in which to paint, so every project becomes a logistical nightmare of how to paint in a small, inside space without ruining anything within a two metre radius).

Continuing my new love affair with grey...two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey later, followed by a coat of clear wax and they were finished.

I do love the delicate turned wood legs and the extra beading on the front of the drawers.

The final touch was replacing the handles with these new delicate silver knobs from Zara Home...and I was delighted to find another use for the electric drill already!

I've now moved them into the bedroom, and feel inspired to start working on the other planned changes to the room. Next up is the project to make a new bed skirt and european pillow cases - so now I'm on the lookout for ticking, toile and other pretty fabrics...


  1. Hey Annie,
    You did a great job.
    I was looking for bedside tables last year, but didn't even think of looking on eBay!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend,

  2. They look lovely Annie. Well done.
    Kylie x