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My Upcycled Dressing Table Project


It’s been a while! I sort of got sidetracked redoing my bedroom… I did love my bedroom but it was quite pink and anyone who knows me will tell you that I am not in the slightest bit a pink person.

It started off with me wanting a desk/dressing table in my room, so I rearranged everything (mainly bookcases) so that I could fit one in. Then the hunt began; I found lots that I liked, but none of them were quite right, they were either too big, too low down, too boring. Near were I live there is a shopping centre (Crystal Peaks for any fellow Sheffielders) and they have a British Heart Foundation second hand furniture shop. I kept going in to see if anything caught my eye, and one table did but it was £60 and I felt that was quite steep for a table I was planning on completely redoing. Tight, maybe (especially as it was a charity shop) but Kirstie Allsopp was doing it for free and I was adamant I would pay less. Fast forward a couple of weeks and the table was on for half price… how could I say no! So after a rather tight squeeze getting it in the back of my Clio, it was home and ready to be upcycled (I kind of hate that term, but it works…)




This is the table in it’s original state… rather fancy! I then sanded it down and painted it cream.



After three of four coats of cream I painted it mint green.



That only took two coats as it was going over a light base.

Here is the finished article…









table lighter


I’m really pleased with it! I kept the drawer knobs as they are really pretty, they’re like little bronze flowers. I just need a chair now!

Thanks for reading!


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