Today I can proudly declare the old bedside table I found more than two years ago has had a makeover, yay!! I never said I’m fast, did I? And in fact I didn’t makeover this old bedside table by myself alone, but let me explain the whole story.
I found this little cutie next to a dumpster, it seemed she was waiting for me so I grabbed it and run.
The front of the drawer was seriously damaged and it had some hardware missing.
Not to talk about the top, it was a real mess! So it waited patiently some free time and inspiration for its makeover, it even survived a move.
Then some weeks ago working on my oldest daughter bedroom makeover she told me she would like the old bedside table for her room. She knew I was quite busy so she offered to paint it herself.
Guess my response: of course! We reached an agreement, I would fix the drawer and she would do the rest.
The first thing was to get rid of the molding on the door, add some wood filling and sand it to make it smooth.
Safety is important, so she was wearing a mask during all the process of sanding.
In the meanwhile, I started to fix the drawer. I cut a thin piece of plywood
Then I used a chisel to take off the damaged wood so I could glue the new one instead. I used white glue and let it dry for 24 hours.
Miss A removed the hinges from the door to make it easier to paint the bedside table inside and outside.
Now it was time to paint. Being my daughter the one that was going to be dealing with it, I wanted to be sure she was safe and I had the perfect paint. The Old Fashioned Milk Paint provided the paint for this project but all opinions are 100% mine and only mine, I really love this paint. In fact, it is a green paint free of VOC, solvents, lead, mercury and many other harmful stuff so I was confident she was safe. She wanted the same color I used on a sign I made recently and we mixed Soldier Blue and just a bit of Oyster White. The difference between Safe Paint and Milk Paint is that the first one can be used on non-porous surfaces without chipping, while the second one will need some Extra Bond to help it adhere (unless you want it to chip).
Milk paint comes in form of powder and you only need to mix it with the same amount of warm water and stir. Then just let it sit for about 15 minutes until the air bubbles disappear.
Miss A put herself comfortable and began to paint, isn’t she cute? She was all focused in what she was doing
Except she didn’t remember the cup was on the floor and hit it with the foot. Of course, I omitted the “I told you it wasn’t the best place for it”, now she knows.
She prepared some more paint and gave the old bedside table two coats. Once it dried she applied two coats of Acryglaze to protect it. Then we added this beautiful crystal knobs from a local hardware store. I found similar ones here.
It was done and she is so proud of it!! I am also proud of it and how beautiful it looks now.
It’s part of her tiny bedroom and I hope I will be able to share the room makeover soon too.
This paint is amazing, the picture doesn’t do justice but it is so smooth.
I’m happy she decided to choose blue for it, I don’t paint furniture in those color but now I’m thankful she did it because I’m in love with it.
I hope you enjoyed this makeover and don’t be afraid to experiment with different colors, it is totally worth it.
What about you? What colors are your favorites?
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