Friday, July 17, 2009

Bedside Table

Furniture is the foundation of your home decor, but that doesn't mean you have to spend a lot of money.

This bedside table was purchased at a local flea market. It is an old wood piece that's been painted white then distressed for an aged finish.

The table was already finished when I bought it, and I paid less than the price of an unfinished table from an unfinished wood furniture store.

I also got a small matching bookcase for my husband's side of the bed.

You could replicate this look yourself with any wood furniture. First, lightly sand the wood to rough up the existing finish, then clean off the grit with tackcloth.

Cover the surface with any color paint you choose and let dry. When completely dry, use large grit sandpaper, a power sander, or any other rough material to remove some spots of paint down to the bare wood. When you've achieved the look you want, seal with a clear coat finish.

This is similar to the process used for my custom picture frame.

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