Do It Yourself Projects

Shabby Chic Bedside Tables Custom Make Over in Blake & Taylors Hampton Paint

Good Morning ๐Ÿ™‚ (I am being very lazy and writing this post in my PJ’s)

Today I thought that I would share one of my recent makeovers using Blake and Taylor Furniture Paint. If you have been following my blog you probably would have seen my post detailing one of my first experiences with these wonderful Australian owned paints, if not you can check it out here EAU DE COLOGNE RUSTIC SIDE TABLE. I was contacted by a lovely lady over Facebook who was after a pair of bedside tables to be custom painted in a white colour. Fortunately I had a few pairs of bedside tables that I hadn’t painted yet and so I sent her some pictures. Well having wonderful taste she chose these wonderful very solid and beautifully crafted bedside tables.


Before - Bedside Tables


She wanted the tables to be painted in a plain white colour with soft distressing and straight away the colour that came to my head was Hampton in the Blake and Taylor Furniture Paint range. Hampton is an off white not as stark as a pure white but softened with grey and cream undertones, it really is one of my favourite colours to use at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚

I heaved the enormous bedside tables out of storage with my the help of my husband of course and got ready to paint. I scuffed the surface of both tables very lightly with a sanding sponge and then wiped the entire pieces over with a tacky cloth to remove any dust and grime. Now for the fun part …. PAINTING!!!!

There is something sooooo theraputic to me about painting furniture, I just go into my ‘zone’ so to speak and tune out from the rest of my life and just be creative and paint, its one of my all time favourite things!!

The paint went on smooth fast and evenly. It didn’t take long to dry between coats and the pieces looked fabulous. In no time I was done!! I distressed the pieces along edges lightly using a medium grit sanding sponge, then I went over the entire surfaces with a fine grit sponge to give them a super soft and smooth finish.

All that was left to do was seal the paint with some furniture wax. I decided to use L’essentials Clear and Luster furniture wax (made by Vintage Roses and Things) as they are my absolute favorite waxes to use. The wax is all natural and completely harmless to the skin, not to mention it smells like pear and lavender and every time I use it I seriously fight the urge to rub it on my face!!!! It is just divine. So once I had waxed the pieces and let them cure. They were done.

Shabby Chic Bedside Table Blake and Taylor Paint Hampton


I really love the finish of the Blake and Taylor paints, it adheres well and is a pleasure to use, not to mention that I am slightly obsessed with this colour too!! If you want to get your hands on some of this paint and wax please don’t hesitate to contact my lovely friend who is a stockist of both at her gorgeous stall Dandelion Wood at the Daylesford Mill Market.

Now all that was left to do was deliver them to their excited new owner! Needless to say she loved them as much as I did and was even kind enough to send me a picture of them in their new home… I LOVE IT!!! Don’t they just look great!?!?!?!?!


margaret bedsides


5 replies »

  1. I’m trying to make up my mind on what paints to use etc. Have you ever worked with lime wash and what are your thoughts on it. Also: why wax??

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