Introduction: Sailor´s Nightstand
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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