Bedside Table {Mod Podge Makeover}

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Last spring when I had a bulging belly and nesting instinct in full force, I decided to turn this old t.v. stand into a bedside table.

It turned out just fine and did what I needed it to do (and best of all it was a very quick and easy project)...

...but it was, well, pretty boring. So after several months,  I decided it wasn't quite done and decided to try to give it a little character!




Mod Podge (I used the exterior formula for extra durability)


roller (optional but helpful)

dark brown glaze (I used Faux Effects Stain and Seal in Walnut)

protective clear coat (I used Minwax polycrylic)


1.  Cut out pieces of fabric to fit on the panels on the surfaces that you want to cover with fabric.

To get the fabric the right size, I set it on top of the flat surfaces I wanted to cover and traced around the edges, then cut them out.

2. Paint a layer of Mod Podge on the surface of the panels.

 3. Stick the fabric to the Mod Podge and use the roller to smooth it out.

4.  After using the Mod Podge to adhere the fabric to the surfaces, paint another layer of Mod Podge on top of the fabric.

5. Once the Mod Podge is dry, paint on the Stain and Seal and then use a cloth to wipe most of it off.

6. When the Stain and Seal is dry,  paint a layer of protective clear coat.

What do you think?  I like it much better now and the fabric on top is a nice, durable surface that won't get scratched!

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  1. That looks fantastic! It’s amazing what you can do with fabric and a little mod podge.

  2. Beautiful. Good job.

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