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Contemporary makeover of vintage bedsides

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Contemporary makeover of vintage bedsides



My challenge was to re imagine, rescue from landfill and execute a complete revamp of these redundant, damaged and dated pair of 80s colonial style pair of bedside nightstands. I reveal the decorative base skirt trim. Removed and replaced the water damaged swollen mdf bases on both cupboards with new wood fibreboard from bunnings. As these originally were too short in height for modern beds, I decided on new sleek 15cm gold legs for a sleek, modern feel. I sanded, cleaned and filled any gaps as the pine tops on these were both split and needed gluing and clamping. The painted finish was all hand brushed by me, starting with a base primer of zinsser bin 123 (bunnings). Painted in a boutique paint fin




ish, 3 coats in a tranquil, easy on the eye colour palette. 3 coats of a water based top coat for durability. Addition of complimentary new hardware. Now they are so beautiful, clean, sleek looking and at 65cm tall are the recommended standard height for modern beds. I feel confident that these lovely bedsides will have a long life ahead of them





Re: Contemporary makeover of vintage bedsides

Thank you kindly! I'm so happy with how it all came together! ❤️

Re: Contemporary makeover of vintage bedsides

Thank you so much! ❤️ 


Re: Contemporary makeover of vintage bedsides

@vintagemagnolia  𝓌𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝒶 𝓈𝓌𝑒𝑒𝓉 𝓅𝓇𝑜𝒿𝑒𝒸𝓉 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒸𝑜𝓁𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓈𝓉𝓎𝓁𝒾𝓈𝒽 𝑜𝓊𝓉𝒸𝑜𝓂𝑒! 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓃𝓀𝓈 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝓈𝒽𝒶𝓇𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓈𝑒 𝑔𝑜𝓇𝑔𝑒𝑜𝓊𝓈 𝓅𝒽𝑜𝓉𝑜𝓈!

Re: Contemporary makeover of vintage bedsides

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @ProjectMumsAU. It's sensational to have you join us and pleasing to hear you've found this project inspiring.


Do you have some similar cabinetry that you'd like to upcycle? I trust @vintagemagnolia and our helpful members will be happy to provide advice. Also, check out this step-by-step guide on How to upcycle a bedside cabinet. I'm sure you'll find it very helpful.


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Re: Contemporary makeover of vintage bedsides

Thank you kindly! 😊

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