If you have a side table or end tables that you are wanting to spruce up, try adding a faux drawer. It will change the look of your furniture piece and elevate it from drab to fab! These side tables in my bedroom weren’t anything special, but after I added the faux drawer, they totally elevate the space!
All you need is some trim, wood glue and handles or knobs to add a faux drawer to your side table. It will only take a little bit of time and effort to completely transform your old end tables into something worth keeping.
I’m back with another DIY project for the One Room Challenge. I knew I wanted to keep our bedside tables, but they didn’t go in our bedroom with our new wall color. So, I took a stab at a DIY side table makeover by creating a faux drawer in the front. I am in love with the results. It was an idea I had in my head but I didn’t know how it would pan out. I was happy with how easy it was and how it completely transformed our side table for our master bedroom!
How To Add A Faux Drawer To A Side Table
When I was giving my master bedroom a complete makeover, I knew I wanted to keep our bedside tables, but they didn’t go in our bedroom with our new wall color. So, I took a stab at a DIY side table makeover by creating a faux drawer in the front. I am in love with the results. It was an idea I had in my head but I didn’t know how it would pan out. I was happy with how easy it was and how it completely transformed our side table for our master bedroom!
You can get a sneak peek of our accent wall color in these photos. I will reveal more on Thursday when I post a One Room Challenge update. If you follow me over on Instagram, you may have seen my process in stories, but these Craigslist tables looked very orangey against the moody wall color. I also wanted to get them a little more character by making a faux drawer on the front. Here is how I did it!
Materials For Adding a Faux Drawer To Your End Table
Here is what I used for this project:
- Wood Glue
- Trim Pieces
- Sand Paper
- Liquid Deglosser
Directions For How To Add A Faux Drawer To Your Side Table
I still loved the clean and modern lines of these bedside tables, but the wood tone just wasn’t working any more. Although these have a mid century look to them, they are not authentic mid century and have a wood veneer finish which was chipping in some spots, so I did not feel guilty about painting them!
Step One: First, I sanded them down with a fine grit sand paper. Next, I used a liquid deglosser to remove any shiny finish left on the surface.
Step Two: Next ,we cut some trim pieces with a miter saw to fit the front of the bedside table.
Step Three: I glued them on with wood glue and then used painter’s tape to hold them in place. After about 30 minutes, the glue had set. I waited about 24 hours to paint over them just to make sure they were fully adhered.
Step Four: Next, I applied a coat of primer and about 3 coats of semi-gloss paint. I used the color Seapearl by Benjamin Moore.
Step Five: I used painter’s tape to mark where to drill the holes, then I drilled away!
Step Six: Then it was time to attach the handles. I’m not going to lie, this part was definitely tricky. In fact, I couldn’t get the handle to completely line up on the first table that I did. The good thing is that since these aren’t functioning drawers, it shouldn’t matter too much!
And there you have it! Don’t they look so completely different? I can’t believe how much of a transformation took place with just a little bit of effort. They look so nice against the dark walls.
I love how the end tables look completely different with just a little bit of time and effort!
You MUST see how the completed makeover looks now! If you want to see my other One Room Challenge project from the week, check out my post on how to make a DIY leather pillow out of a thrift store jacket!