Gather your supplies
- Timber bedside table
- Matt black chalk paint
- Clear finishing wax
- Drawer knobs (optional)
- Drawer-lining paper
You'll also need
Screwdriver; chalf paint and wax brushes; paint roller and tray; lint-free cloths; scissors
For you to note: For this project, chalk paint with a matt finish was used. This type of paint adheres to many surfaces, including wood, plastic, concrete and metal, and doesn't require the usual priming or sanding preparation work. There are several brands of chalk paint you can use - find suppliers online or check out your local hardware store.
Remove the bedside table's drawers and unscrew the knobs. Turn it upside down on your workbench and clean it of all dust and grime. Take this opportunity to make any minor repairs, such as securing wobbly feet or filling any holes or cracks with timber filler and sanding smooth.
Use a paintbrush to apply 2 coats of chalk paint to the bedside table feet, base and drawer edges, leaving to dry after each coat.
Apply 2 coats of paint to the drawer faces and sides, and sides and top of the bedside table, using a roller and leaving to dry after each coat.
Use a large clean wax brush to apply clear finishing wax to all painted surfaces of the bedside table.
Buff the waxed bedside table with a soft, lint-free cloth to give it a subtle sheen.
Replace the drawer knobs or attach new knobs, and insert drawers back into the bedside table.
Cut drawer-liner paper to size and position in the drawers.
- Use wallpaper offcuts as drawer lines
- Changing the feet is an easy way to update the look of a piece
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