Tuesday, May 18, 2010

DIY: Bedside Table Fresh Ideas

The easiest way to totally change a piece of furniture is to paint it and change the hardware, but I love learning new ways to give a piece of furniture new life.  Here are a few of my favorite ideas to change this plain bedside table.

By painting and adding screen molding to the front of the door, you can get this look.
Step 1: Trace the area of the door with craft paper.
Step 2: Draw the design you'd like onto the craft paper.
Step 3: Measure and cut screen molding to match your design.
Step 4: Paint the screen molding your color of choice.
Step 5: Attach the molding with wood glue. (Trim nails can also be used.)

Add a woven ribbon panel to the front of the door, and add oversized modern drawer pulls to the top.
Step 1: Cut a foam board panel to fit the door inset.
Step 2: Cut ribbon to cover the board vertically and then horizontally, leaving an extra inch on each end to wrap around the back of the foam board.
Step 3: Weave the ribbon over the board and secure the ribbon to the back of the foam board.
Step 4: Attach the foam board to the door.
Step 5: Attach drawer pulls to the top of the table.

*Ideas courtesy of diyideas.com

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