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Before and After: A Pretty Change For These Tables

I love searching garage sales for furniture finds, and these bedside tables are a great example of the kind of diamond-in-the-rough treasure you're likely to find at a sale. While these bedside tables are pleasant, they're definitely not spectacular — at least not yet. They do, however, have clean, modern lines, and definitely show potential.

To see how these tables were updated,


To update the tables, Sunset first removed the drawer handles, cleaned and sanded the tables, and applied primer and several coats of paint. If you like the color, try Benjamin Moore’s high-gloss Bunny Gray paint. I particularly love how the tabletops are decorated with a chevron pattern. The entire cost of the project was less than $40, and took a weekend to finish. Inspired? Try making them yourself, including that awesome chevron pattern on the tabletops, with these instructions.


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