Watch the video to find out the steps I took to transform this old and worn out side table unit into a fun and functional conversation piece, featuring a bright and eye-catching table top comprised of the game pieces of the classic board game, Settlers of Catan.
We found this unusual looking side table unit in a charity shop. It was a bit battered and worn but I could see potential in it. I wasn't entirely sure what I was going to do with it but somehow I knew it showed promise...
At first I thought it was made of solid wood covered in veneer...
I used a Black and Decker Mouse Detail Sander to remove the existing veneer and stain.
As I began sanding it down, I realised most of the unit was made of MDF and chipboard.
I used the electric sander to remove as much as I could, and then finished off the process by hand, using a sanding block.
After sanding, I thoroughly wiped down all of the surfaces using white spirit vinegar on a rag to ensure no sawdust remained.
I removed the doors and all of the hardware. I spraypainted all the hardware in black, and left it to dry while I moved on to apply two coats of primer, and then two coats of satin finish paint.