Or maybe I should call it the Chameleon bedside drawers??
These bedside drawers started off like this -
The original drawers were a freebie from a member off my local freecycle group. And I was chuffed when I picked them up as the only description was - brown 4 drawer bedside cabinet to give away. That description could have described just about anything. I did have to fix the back left corner, as part of the top had chipped away. I just squared off the chip and ironed on some veneer (which I got from the hardware store) The veneer wasn't the same colour but I was going to paint it anyway.
I enlisted the unpaid help (who always seems shows up when I have a paintbrush in my hand :-) ).
And set about decoupaging the top with a cute saying by Audrey Hepburn
I had painted the drawers pink as I was going to put it in little angels room, but wasn't happy with the look. The ink ran (as I just printed off from our ink jet printer) and the top was lumpy. A bit of distressing later...still not happy.
So I stripped the top and found some better quality wrapping paper. Again with Mod Podge and...
Hmmmm. No, it still wasn't working for me.
On to plan B
Repaint cupboard, add new handles and a piece of board I had from pulling apart our entertainment unit, and tadaaaa
I stripped the top of the "table" and added the legs to all four corners of the table (the cupboard was a bit short, yes I know I could have shortened the legs, but I wasn't so sure I could cut them evenly). A lick of paint to the legs and a splash of stain to the table top, plus I added so moulding to the edges.
The below picture shows where I patched up a dirty great big hole. I just used the same stuff you patch walls with (not a wood specific product) and stained it. I think it came up ok.
The legs were bought from a hardware store and I attached them to the top using a base plate that the legs then screw into.