Home Renovation

Painting existing bedside tables project

What I get most excited about is when I can re-use a piece of furniture and give it life again.

Over the weekend we started to move the boys bedroom furniture around has my youngest is moving out of the shared bedroom with his brother.

The 2 bedside tables were white and looked very kiddy like. As we wanted to re-used the side table and my 13 year old wanted to keep them, we decided to paint them and replace the exiting drawer knobs.

It was a fun family DIY project which did not take long at all. We sanded the side tables first and gave them a good clean. Then my son picked the colour that he wanted them to be painted. He chose a dark colour called Casino from Taubmans.

I was happy with his selection as his bedroom is light and bright and a dark tone would create a beautiful mood to the space.

Here is what we did to give my son’s bedside table new life.

We went to Bunnings first to pick our paint colour and also to soo if we can find some new knobs for the bedside tables

  • Taubmans Colour Casino. ( I used the Taubmans Easycoat Low Sheen Neutral Interior Wall Paint – 2L $45.60 )
  • Bunnings Cabinet Knob – Prestige 45mm Raw Pine Mushroom Knob $3.12 each

Sand the entire cabinet. This is always the worst part and I truely hate doing it but if you do not sand, I find that the paint does not still well. Also you need to make sure that after sanding, you wipe the side tables completely.

Painting is always the fun part of the job. I love to see how the paint looks and if it is what I imagined it would be. Picking the colour Casino from Taubmans, I knew I would love. The colour is not to black but dark enough for a bedroom and to create the perfect night time mood.