I am happy to finally post my latest DIY project, two retro bedside tables. I was given the two bedside tables by Mitch’s Mum which where originally his grandma’s. So not only where they free but they also carried a bit of history with them as well.
This is what they looked like before:
ugly dated laminated
Originally my idea was to paint them white and put grey/silver wall paper on the drawers. However it is actually really hard to find wallpaper where I live. I was able to find some white textured wallpaper which is able to be painted.
First I gave the tables a good wipe down with sugar soap. The next step was to stick the wall paper onto the front of the drawers using Selley’s Kwik Grip Gel. Once dry I then painted all surfaces with a good all round primer, I used White King Grip-lock Primer.
I then painted the bedside tables with two coats of British Paints white semi-gloss enamel. And below is the finished product. I have to say they turned out much better than what I had expected.