Friday, February 21, 2014

Paint makes a big difference - white painted bedside tables

Just a quick post today to show you the big difference that white paint can make. I bought, painted and sold these bedside tables before Christmas but never got around to posting on my blog about them. I didn't even get to take proper photos so please excuse the poor quality, but I do think they are worthwhile sharing just because of the amazing difference that paint can make to old unloved furniture. 


These bedside tables are huge and had a lovely shape but were definitely in need of attention  scruff, dirty and scratched.



I was asked by a reader, Louise, if I had any bedsides for sale and I showed her these and she asked for them to be painted white.  After two coats of primer and three coats of Dulux Whisper White home made chalk paint they were looking much better.




I lined the top drawers with pretty wrapping paper to cover up the old felt. I had a tight turn around on these tables as Louise is in country NSW and her husband was in town for work. If I'd had more time I would have sorted out a difference lining for the drawers but so be it.


Never stop believing in the magic of white paint to transform your old furniture.

Fiona xx



10 comments:

  1. What a difference the paint makes and I love the way you lined them!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful! I so need some furniture to paint. Oh, I've got to go junkin'.

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    1. i have a shed full at the moment. I need to get busy painting!
      enjoy your treasure hunting!
      Fiona

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  3. Stunning and striking transformation. You keep selling me on white!!

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  4. Beautiful! Did you make your own chalk paint? I have a similar nightstand that needs an update, so you have inspired me!

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    1. Hi Patti –I can’t remember!! I either mixed ASCP to get that colour or made my own.
      Enjoy your painting!
      Fiona

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  5. HI Fiona,as always just gorgeous.I'm also on the hunt for some bedside tables,please give me a shout out if you happen to come across some.xxxTara.

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    1. hi Tara, can you please email me on lilyfieldlife@bigpond.com - i have lots at the moment.

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