Virtual Update: Side Table Makeover

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It’s a happy day when an email like this one from Kristen appears in my inbox …

Hi, Cara! Once upon a time, I saved two awesome night stands from being tossed. My husband and I have been using them happily for a few years and they’re great, durable pieces. The problem is, I hate the color of the wood. I don’t know enough about furniture to even tell you properly what they’re made of. I want to paint them a different color, but don’t know where to start.

I was thinking I would eventually like them to be black — we have a black pug and if we did them white, all we’d ever see would be fur! Thanks so much for any advice!

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Not only am I happy to help, but I’m super excited to put my creative juices to work and whip up a new look for Kristen’s side tables. Let the fun begin!

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First things first, we need to give this table a new look with primer and paint. Updating this piece in black or light gray would be heavenly, and since we kept it simple with paint, add a little personality with hardware. These fun pulls from Etsy add a bit of spark and a hint of color without going overboard. Finally, since this piece has an open shelf, keep your bedside necessities organized with a woven basket or add a few stacked books to keep the space looking clean and polished.

— Cara Wilkerson writes the real estate and home improvement blog Live the Home Life

Photo Credits: Cara Wilkerson

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