Furniture lift

A few weeks ago I posted some updates on my Instagram about the bedside tables that I was re-painting.  I also managed to re-paint the bed frame and headboard in the same week, so my bedroom got a lovely fresh update in as little as five days!

Now I’d like to just say right off the bat that I am not a furniture renovator, nor am I a decor expert, this is demonstrated by lack of patience and use of less-than-perfect materials (I used left over wall paint to paint the furniture – no judging please).  I did however use a proper mat varnish for painted wood, so that will hold everything together.

I sanded the furniture down, to get rid of grease and dirt and create a bit of a rough layer for the paint to grip to.  Applied two coats of white paint, using a medium brush and working slowly (not my strong point) I painted neatly.  Ideally you want to use a little sponge roller as it gives a smoother finish, also use PVA (my dad swears by it for funiture) not wall-and-all like me (facepalm, but I was on a budget, a “don’t spend money” budget).  I then applied the varnish/sealer liberally and allowed a few hours to dry outdoors before bringing it all in.

I found the most gorgeous ceramic knobs for the bedside tables, and hubby installed them for me, so I don’t think they’ll ever fall off.  Here are some before and after shots, my room feels fresh, updated and ready for that new bedding I’ve been wishing for for months.

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Ceramic drawer knobs were from a local shop called Michelle K, R40/each.
Canvas print of our wedding photo is by Impact Studios (they also did the photography).
Comforter is Mr Price Home.
Before and After photos by me.

 

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