Monday, 2 June 2014

UpCycling // Bedside Cabinets

As I mentioned in a previous post, I managed to pick up two bedside cabinets that were being advertised on my local Buying & Selling Facebook page for just £20 - bargain! I knew they were going to need a little work to get them looking perfect for our bedroom so immediately started planning ideas. It took me a little while to get around to actually getting it done as I wanted to wait for some good weather so I could get outside and do it...not sure it's something I would like to be doing in the house.

Before I began my Upcycling Project

I began by sanding down the main cabinets whilst Nick cut heart shape holes into the drawers to create the "handles" - cute hey? Then I sanded down the drawers too. I then did two coats of primer/undercoat on each set of drawers. As I used a mini roller for the primer, I wasn't keen on the "bumpy" texture it I sandpapered them again to smooth them over. Finally, I was ready to start painting! We chose Farrow & Ball New White (Number 59) paint as it is neutral so would match any colour scheme we were to go with in the future. After giving the paint a good stir, I applied 2-3 coats of paint with a brush. I did quite thin coats as I didn't want the paint to dry with "drips" in it.

Humphrey was definitely helping..!

Finished Cabinet!

So after two days of sand papering & painting, I finally finished! What do you think? I'm so pleased with the way they have turned out! I loved doing this project as I was able to take some cheap bedside cabinets and make then look exactly how I wanted! I will definitely consider doing this again in the future. What would you have done if you were to do something similar? 



  1. Love this! So easy and simple but so sweet :)

    1. Ah thank you! I know, the hearts are so simple but make them look so much better than before :)