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Upcycled bedside drawers and tables

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Upcycling a bedside table is an affordable and easy way to update its style and keep it functional for many more years to come. 


Check out how these creative Bunnings Workshop community members breathed new life into their old bedside tables and let us know if we can help you with a similar project.


1. Contemporary makeover of vintage bedsides by @vintagemagnolia 

While upcycling a damaged and dated pair of 80s colonial-style bedside tables, clever Workshop member vintagemagnolia added sleek gold legs, providing a contemporary touch.


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Upcycled bedside drawers by @AthenaGeorgia 


Featuring rattan drawer fronts and Adoored Pine tapered furniture legs, these upcycled bedside tables make for a stylish addition to any bedroom. 


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3. Bedside table transformation by @libby_hm 


Talented Workshop member libby_hm sanded the top of their old tables to reveal a beautiful woodgrain. A primer, three coats of mineral furniture paint and gold hexagonal shaped hardware further enhanced the look.


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4. Hamptons-inspired bedside tables by @diycollection 

Creative Workshop member Emily glued untreated framing timber on her dated drawer fronts to add depth. She also used matte black hardware and applied two coats of chalk paint to achieve the classic Hamptons look.


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5. Bedside drawers upcycle by @Ranirecycled_22 


Skilled Workshop member Rani sanded an old set of bedside tables and stripped them back to raw Pine. Wooden tapered legs, new handles and multiple coats of primer and paint also helped to make these tables more stylish.


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6. Bedside drawers makeover by @SarahTBOS 


Workshop member SarahTBOS transformed a scratched set of bedside drawers by applying a gorgeous coat of Porters Paints Yacht Race. They also used Feast Watson Liming White to white wash the top, and then waxed the table using Feast Watson Hard Wax for extra protection.


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7. Upcycled bedside table by @Cardaw 

By sanding the table, adding a new handle and applying a couple of coats of Dulux Antique White, Workshop member Cardaw completely changed the look of this bedside table.


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8. Bedside tables by @kmwatts 

Workshop member kmwatts upcycled an old dressing table to make these two stylish bedside tables. Vintage bakelite handles complemented the tables perfectly.


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9. Tiled bedside tables D.I.Y. by @NickM 

Repurposed from a set of dated side tables, these tiled bedside tables feature two different types of hand painted tiles.

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10. My second upcycled drawers by @Ranirecycled_22 


After rescuing two bedside cabinets from landfill, resourceful Workshop member Rani used leftover offcuts from another project to make new drawer handles. She also mixed multiple paint colours to create a gorgeous shade of pink for her new table.    


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How to upcycle with paint


Painting is a quick and easy way to upcycle furniture. Learn how with these step-by-step guides from the Bunnings team:


More inspiration for upcycled furniture projects 

Check out our list of upcycled buffets for more clever ideas, as well as our Top 10 most popular indoor furniture projects.

Other great projects shared by Bunnings Workshop community members include:



Need more help with your upcycling project?


The Bunnings Workshop community is here to assist with your upcycling project. Please don’t hesitate to hit the Start a discussion button and tell us what you would like to achieve. 



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