Sailor´s Nightstand




Introduction: Sailor´s Nightstand

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If you want to bring the summer vacation feel into your home let me show you how :)

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Step 1: Sanding & Painting

After I removed the ugly wheels and handles I used electric sander to remove old varnish from the base and drawers. Once that was done I used water-based paint for the base and two drawers. For the other two I just used a blue paint for painting :)

Step 2: Sanding Again & Applying Varnish

Once the paint was dry I used the sander again to create the "old" look and have the beautiful wood pattern come out :) After that I sealed the base and drawers with clear matt varnish.

P.S. Yes I work in my slippers :))

Step 3: Gluing Rope Handles

I was deciding between two ropes I bought. At the end the white one felt better. I cut the rope (secure both ends with tape) and glued them into the holes - which I previously enlarged to fit the rope in.

Step 4: Changing the Insides of the Drawers

Insides didn´t fit with the whole look so I bought a thick cardboard and glued it inside each drawer. Soo much better :)

Step 5: Enjoy!

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    4 years ago

    This is a very cool Before & After :)


    4 years ago on Introduction

    VERY nice. The handles.. you just glue the taped rope into the holes? I might try doing a knot w/washer but your way allows better control for exact sizing. What kind of glue did you use? Thank you!

    Pink Robin
    Pink Robin

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    I used thick white universal glue (Pattex Fix) :)