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Side Table DIY

April 5, 2018

DIY side table makeover, side table, black side table, do it yourself, diy, greenery, plants indoors, ikea plants, matte black paint, chalk paint

Firstly, I would just like to start off my by saying it has taken me so long to get this blogpost up! I wanted to get it up weeks ago, straight after doing the make over for this side table, but things just got in the way. And now finally, I have got myself together and made time for it.

By the way, I have already done a blogpost of how I styled this side table with some Amara home accessories, you can read about it > here. I also go through a few styling tips you can use with your own home accessories.

Now, let’s get onto how this little makeover was done. I would love to tell you guys about how this side table was one I had for years. And how I just didn’t want to throw it away so I decided to change it up to suit my decor. But, that’s not actually how the story goes…

This little gem is actually a street find, believe it or not. I have quite a habit of seeing things in old furniture that people have thrown away. My thought process usually goes a little something like, “oh look, someone threw that away, but I could add this to it, and place it in this part of my home.”

So yeah, enough about where it came from, I promise I am getting onto the part of how I DIY’d it! It’s very simple and here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Matt Black Chalk Paint
  2. Sand Paper (for sanding the side table down with)
  3. White Spirit (Only needed if surface has oil or wax)
  4. A Paint Brush (one that is slightly bigger than mine might be more useful, I just couldn’t find one bigger in my stuff)
  5. A Screw Driver
  6. Multi Surface Sealant (this is optional, I actually decided not to use this in the end)

DIY side table makeover, side table, black side table, do it yourself, diy, greenery, plants indoors, ikea plants, matte black paint, chalk paintStep 1. Using your screw driver, unscrew the handles on your side table.

Step 2. Clean your surface first. If wax or oil has been used on your surface, clean it with white spirit.

Step 2. Next, sand down the surface of your side table.

Step 2. Apply your first coat of paint and let it dry. (I left the insides of the draws their original colour. But, if you decide to paint the inside, make sure you bring out the draws first.)

Step 3. After the first coat has dried, apply the second coat and leave it to fully dry again.

Step 4. If you would like to seal it as a final coat to protect it, then do so now.

Step 5. Add your handles! I changed my handles to clear crystal glass ones. And you’re done.

DIY side table makeover, side table, black side table, do it yourself, diy, greenery, plants indoors, ikea plants, matte black paint, chalk paint

The Chalk Paint and the Multi Surface Sealant were both from amazon. I ended up accidentally getting a really small size of the chalk paint. (A result of me not reading the sizes properly.) But to my surprise, I didn’t even get halfway through the pot of paint! And now I can use it on something else!

This was my first time painting onto the wood of furniture so I had to do quite a bit of research. I used Shabby Chic Chalk Based Paint on my side table. Depending on what type of paint you end up using, make sure to research the best way to prep your furniture and apply the paint. I used the guidelines on the back of the paint pot to help guide with the best way to paint it.

What I loved was how much of a difference it made to the whole look. It’s one of those makeovers where you feel like it’s definitely worth it because it looks totally different. I hope you enjoyed my makeover!

DIY side table makeover, side table, black side table, do it yourself, diy, greenery, plants indoors, ikea plants, matte black paint, chalk paint

DIY side table makeover, side table, black side table, do it yourself, diy, greenery, plants indoors, ikea plants, matte black paint, chalk paint

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