Mum transforms old cabinets into stylish end tables


Mum transforms old cabinets into stylish end tables – and you won’t believe what she used to achieve the Hamptons-inspired result

  • Mum performs up-cylce on two worn out cabinets to create a chic looking tables
  • The mum created a ‘herringbone effect’ on the drawers from old venetian blinds
  • Tanya from Sydney’s Central Coast says the cabinet up-cycle was ‘so worth it’
  • She painted, sanded & stained the cabinets to give them a Hamptons-style look


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A mum has performed an incredible up-cycle on two worn out cabinets and transformed them into chic, Hamptons-inspired tables. 

Tanya, from Sydney‘s Central Coast, created an intricate ‘herringbone effect’ using old blinds leading to an impressive end result.

Tanya revealed that she coated the old cabinets with Pureco Silk Paint, in the shade ‘Calico’ to give them an immediate freshen up. 

A mum has performed an incredible up-cylce on two worn out cabinets and transformed them into chic, Hamptons-styled end tables, she also created an intricate 'herringbone effect'

A mum has performed an incredible up-cylce on two worn out cabinets and transformed them into chic, Hamptons-styled end tables, she also created an intricate 'herringbone effect'

A mum has performed an incredible up-cylce on two worn out cabinets and transformed them into chic, Hamptons-styled end tables, she also created an intricate ‘herringbone effect’

Tanya from Sydney Central Coast, says that the up entire transformation was 'so worth it', The mum painted, stained and sanded back the tables to create the look she was going for

Tanya from Sydney Central Coast, says that the up entire transformation was 'so worth it', The mum painted, stained and sanded back the tables to create the look she was going for

Tanya from Sydney Central Coast, says that the up entire transformation was ‘so worth it’, The mum painted, stained and sanded back the tables to create the look she was going for

She also coated the wooden top with a Pureco stain and glaze in the shades ‘Carob’ and ‘Whisper’ to create the ‘boho’ look she was going for. 

The Central Coast mum cleverly used old timber Venetian blinds and cut them up to create modern herringbone drawers. 

‘Honestly, the only appropriate use for venetian blinds,’ a woman jokingly said. 

The Central Coast mum cleverly used old timber Venetian blinds and cut them up to create modern herringbone drawers

The Central Coast mum cleverly used old timber Venetian blinds and cut them up to create modern herringbone drawers

The Central Coast mum cleverly used old timber Venetian blinds and cut them up to create modern herringbone drawers

The mum stained and sanded the wooden top and blind slats to achieve the same colour tone for both of the timber elements. 

Tanya also shared that she bought the drawer handles from Ebay to match the aesthetic of her DIY project. 

The mum has received a flood of comments and reactions toward her revamped tables as many say Tanya’s design and innovative use of materials has inspired them. 

The mum has received a flood of comments and reactions toward her revamped tables as many say Tanya's design and innovative use of materials has inspired them

The mum has received a flood of comments and reactions toward her revamped tables as many say Tanya's design and innovative use of materials has inspired them

The mum has received a flood of comments and reactions toward her revamped tables as many say Tanya’s design and innovative use of materials has inspired them

‘Love it! I’ve got some left over venetian blinds and didn’t want to throw them out. You’ve given me inspiration! Thank you,’ a woman said.

‘No way! What an amazing job you did! They are so beautiful,’ a user commented. 

‘Wow! How good does that look! Wishing I kept my own timber blinds now,’ another said. 

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