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by | Feb 8, 2022 | Bedroom Sets, Side Furniture, Whites and Light Colours | 0 comments

Whimsical Bedside Table

I already have a pink ombré dresser in my bedroom, so I’ll be using the same shades of pink to refinish this bedside table. My inspiration for this project comes from the YouTube channel Tracey’s Fancy. Her designs are always whimsical and outrageous.

Here are the steps to transform your bedside table.

Preparation

It’s always best to clean your piece, to ensure the grease, grime and dirt are removed. Then, you can take a good look at your piece to see if any minor repairs need to be done. In this case, I took the bottom off to make it easier to remove that decorative trim that I didn’t like.

    Steps to Follow

    With the bottom off, I sanded the entire piece, inside and out. Since this is pine, I used a stain blocking primer over the entire piece. I then put 2 coats of Peony on the inside of the bedside table. Once this had dried, and the topcoat was done, I put the bottom back on.

    Finally

    I’m using Dusty Rose and Ballerina for my blending colours. The first coat is for coverage and the second coat is my final blending colour. I used the Dusty Rose on the edges and Ballerina in the centre. Once this has dried, I set up a checkerboard pattern. I used a 1:1 ratio of Ballerina and Tractor Dust in the middle, fading the colour out towards the edges. I didn’t do the whole side but left some areas blank. Once this is dry, I moved the tape and replaced it so it covers my painted squares. Again, I used a 1:1 ratio of Ballerina and Tractor Dust in the middle and faded out towards the edges. I repeated this on the other side.

    In Conclusion

    The process of painting furniture can take you on an unexpected creative journey. Just enjoy it! If you do run into any issues or have questions, call Colorantic. They are very knowledgeable and helpful. If your vision isn’t coming to life, just start over. It’s just paint!

    For more ideas on how to antique furniture, feel free to join the following group:

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    Photo de Gillian Peddie portant un gilet blanc

    Gillian Peddie

    Gillian Peddie is a big fan of chalk based paint. She refurbished her first furniture project when she was 14 years old. Gillian continued to refurbish unused and unwanted parts until she joined the army. Now, it has been over 40 years since her first creation! Here I am again doing it. But it was “Anthropologie Enchantment Dresser Dupes”, which inspired her to do something again and thus reconnect with his passion for recycling furniture! Gillian Peddie loves working with Colorantic chalk based paints. "Colorantic products are simply perfect for all her projects", says Gillian. There's nothing quite like receiving your chalk based paint order. To finally be able to start this project of putting an idea into action! With old furniture the possibilities are endless. Brushstroke here, brushstroke there, miracles exist and are at your fingertips! You just need the right tools. She learned a lot from reading the technique tips. You can turn an old chest of drawers into a bench. You can pay homage to old family furniture. Having trendy decor does not necessarily mean buying everything new. Everything that is done with the sweat of our brow is always followed by greater satisfaction, and that is priceless.

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