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My Upcycled Dressing Table Project

Hello!

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…)

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

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

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

Here is the finished article…

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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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