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Create a DIY bedside table out of a drawer!
DIY Bedside Table

DIY Bedside Table

Create a unique DIY bedside table using an old drawer! This quirky project requires no tools or special skills. You’ll have a stylish new place for your bedside items in next to no time.



  • an old drawer – it shouldn’t be too huge!
  • white paint
  • a paint brush
  • patterned paper
  • scissors
  • a pencil
  • a ruler
  • picture wire
  • metal screw-in eyes – the number you need will depend on the weight – remember there will be items on the bedside table, too!
  • handicrafts tape
  • tesa® Adhesive Nails Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg

How it's done:

01

We need: an old drawer (it shouldn’t be too huge!), white paint, a paint brush, patterned paper, scissors, a pencil, a ruler, picture wire, metal screw-in eyes (the number you need will depend on the weight – remember there will be items on the bedside table), too!, handicrafts tape, tesa® Adhesive Nails Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg

 

Overview of materials needed for a diy bedside table
Overview of materials needed for a diy bedside table

02

Begin by getting your drawer looking at it’s best. Give it a light sanding down before painting it white.

Painting a drawer to create a DIY bedside table
tesa SE
Painting a drawer to create a DIY bedside table

03

Use a small piece of handicrafts tape inside each of the four corners.

Using tesa® double-sided tape extra strong while making a DIY bedside table
tesa SE
Using tesa® double-sided tape extra strong while making a DIY bedside table

04

Once you’ve cut your paper to fit, remove the backing from the double-sided tape and press it into place inside the drawer.

Lining an old drawer with patterned paper while making a DIY bedside table.
tesa SE
Lining an old drawer with patterned paper while making a DIY bedside table.

05

Screw the metal eyes into the back of your drawer and attach the wire to them. This is how your DIY bedside table will hang next to your bed.

Attaching metal eyes while making a DIY bedside table
tesa SE
Attaching metal eyes while making a DIY bedside table

06

Following the instructions in the pack, apply two tesa® Adhesive Nails Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg to the wall where the table is to hang. Carefully hang the table and adjust until it is level. That’s it!

Hanging a DIY bedside table using tesa® Adhesive Nails Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg
tesa SE
Hanging a DIY bedside table using tesa® Adhesive Nails Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg

07

Enjoy your new diy bedside table made out of a drawer!

Enjoy your upcycled drawer as your new bedside table!
Enjoy your upcycled drawer as your new bedside table!
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