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How to makeover drawer fronts with napkins

It's expensive to constantly be buying new furniture every time you want to give your space a new look. Instead, try giving old pieces a makeover using simple items such as paint and printed napkins.
Whether you have an old side table in your attic or a thrift store find that needs to be refreshed, this DIY tutorial can show you how old furniture can easily be transformed into a stunning new piece of decor in no time. Scroll below to see how you can accomplish this.
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Materials
- Side table with drawer
- Palm sander
- Tea towel
- Blue chalk paint
- A cup or small bowl
- Paintbrushes
- Sanding block
- Screwdriver
- White acrylic paint
- Printed napkins
- Scissors
- Decoupage medium
- Precision knife
Instructions
1. Take out the drawer from the side table. Sand the top of the side table using a palm sander. Wipe away the residue with a tea towel.
2. Put the blue chalk paint into a cup or small bowl and paint the entire side table. Allow the paint to dry.
3. Gently sand the table using a sanding block to create a distressed finish.
4. Remove the knobs or drawer pull from the drawer with a screwdriver. Set both the knobs or drawer pull and screws aside.
5. Sand the front of the drawer with a palm sander. Wipe away the residue with a tea towel.
6. Put some white acrylic paint into a cup or small bowl. Paint the front of the drawer with the paint and allow it to dry.
7. Place the printed napkins onto the front of the drawer to determine the length needed. Cut away any excess with scissors.
8. Paint decoupage medium onto the front of the drawer and press the pre-cut napkins into the decoupage medium.
9. Paint decoupage medium on top of the napkins and cut away any remaining excess. Allow the decoupage medium to dry.
10. Cut holes into the napkins to expose the holes for the knobs or drawer pull on the drawer front using a precision knife.
11. Reattach the drawer knobs or drawer pull using a screwdriver.
12. Place the drawer back in the side table.
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