Sideboard revival

Look at the sorry state of my old sideboard.. Used for many things in it’s time, sewing table, computer desk, keeper of ‘stuff’, it had seen better days and was scraped up and scruffy.

I’d tried woodstains, and similar colour paints but with it being a laquer type finish, where it was scratched you could see the dip in the surface. I had to face it, I was going to have to sand it down and start again. Have I mentioned how much I dislike sanding? Grr.

But look, look! A few coats of white paint, a couple of bits of wallpaper and it’s like new again, yay 😀

My polka dot wardrobes!

Our house is a constant work in progress, as anyone who reads this blog knows, and the latest things to be crossed off the enormous to-do list are my wardrobes.

I bought two plain pine, unfinished, wardrobes ooh.. 3/4 years ago, with the intention of painting them, and just hadn’t got round to it, but finally they are finished!

I started off just painting them white, but the doors lacked something, so I dug out some polka dot wallpaper I’d bought years ago (for the bargain price of 50p a roll!) and tried putting a piece in each of the doors, it just puts a little finishing touch to them that I really like.

So, from plain pine, to white and dotty. My bedroom is fairly small so now they are painted, white against white walls, they give the appearance of a little more space, and I love them 😀

Having done these, I’ve now got another couple of projects in mind for some other furniture that has had better days..