We are now on week 6 of our master bedroom makeover for the One Room Challenge! This week I finished off a pair of bedside table makeovers using General Finishes milk paint, and I’m going to show you how to do it yourself.
You can see our bedside tables from our before pictures in week 1. The bedside tables were a pair that were given to us several years ago. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with them, they served us well for a lot of years. But I always felt they were too big for our bedroom in our new house, and I wanted something that matched our other furniture better.
Yard Sale Tables
Then I just so happened to find a pair of old, dirty, ugly side tables at a yard sale. They were five dollars for the pair!! I didn’t even barter.
These tables had a laminate top that were quite ugly, and knew they could be perfect for our bedroom.
These tables were smaller and shorter than our old bedside tables, and fit better with the smaller scale of our bedroom. I could get rid of the old tops, make new cherry tops that would match our other cherry furniture that Tony built, and paint the tables a bright color to really contrast against the other neutrals in the room.
I’m going to show you how I did just that!
1. Clean and Prepare
2. Prime Your Furniture
Priming really helps create that perfect finish when you do a furniture makeover. I have never regretted priming. It makes a smooth surface for your final paint color, and ensures even coverage.
After my bedside tables were sanded and clean, I applied two coats of the General Finishes stain blocker using a paint brush. I sanded in between coats with 220 grit paper. Sanding knocks off any dust particles that may have settled, and makes the finish so smooth.
3. Mix Up Your Paint Color
4. Paint Your Furniture
5. Seal the Paint
6. Solid Wood Table Tops
Bedside Table Makeovers Using Milk Paint
I love how these turned out! I think the color is perfect for our bedroom. The finish is so smooth and I got such a professional finish with the General Finishes milk paint.
I also spray painted the hardware using weathered steel spray paint to match the hardware on our other dressers in the bedroom.
Have you ever used general finishes milk paint? What do you think of the color I chose? This is a fairly bold color for me, but I love how it turned out.
*General Finishes supplied me with materials for this bedside table makeover. I have used General Finishes products in the past for some of my projects, and have loved it. All opinions are my own, I only recommend products I use and love*