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Modern bedside drawers makeover

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Modern bedside drawers makeover

I wanted to modernise these dated orange bedsides & give them a fresh coastal look. A video of this transformation is on my Instagram: @ taylermayd_





- Tricleaneum

- Zinsser primer

- Dulux paint

- Cabot’s Cabothane matt poly

- Feast Watson liming white

- Rustoleum spray paint

- sandpaper

- Woodfiller

- tape


- AEG orbital sander

- carbide scraper

- drill

- paint roller, brush, sponge



Step 1

Give the drawers a good clean and remove existing hardware. 


Step 2

Prep the drawers for painting. To do this, use a carbide scraper to remove the clear coat and scuff sand using an orbital sander. All the finish needs to be removed from the top. Fill minor dents and imperfections with wood filler.



Step 3

After cleaning again, tape the edges and apply primer using a brush and roller. Once the primer is dry, apply your paint colour. Lightly sand between coats for a smooth finish.




Step 4

Once the paint is completely dry, seal with a clear top coat for added durability. I used Cabot's clear water-based poly in matt. For the tops I used Feast Watson Liming White stain varnish, for a coastal feel.


Step 5

I reused the existing handles. Before putting them back on I gave them a good clean and sprayed them with a fresh coat of matt black Rustoleum spray paint. Here’s how they turned out :smile:




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Re: Modern bedside makeover

Hello @TaylerMayd 


Thank you very much for sharing the details of your bedside table makeover. They look absolutely fantastic, and the coastal vibe really stands out with the timber top finish. 




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Re: Modern bedside makeover

Thank you @EricL :smile:

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