How to reinvent a pine table

4 easy ways to turn an old table from staid to stunning

A bathroom washstand

How to do it

Step 1) Choose tiles and a basin. Then use a jigsaw to cut a rectangular panel from the table top.

Step 2) Screw a piece of moisture-proof MDF to the underside of the table under the hole.

Step 3) Paint the table and allow to dry.

Step 4) Tile a thin piece of MDF, the same dimensions as the recess, to ensure the tiles are level with the table’s surface when fitted. Fix in place, then grout tiled area.

Step 5) Plumb in a basin – you may want to get a qualified plumber to do this for you.

Get the look

Legs painted in Sapphire Springs 3 satinwood, £31.99 for 2.5l, Dulux.
Table top painted in All White estate eggshell, £25.50 for 2.5l, Farrow & Ball. Handmade tiles in Turquoise, £180 per sq m, Emery & Cie at Retrouvius. Cono basin, £148.35; Zyam tap, £193; both Aston Matthews.

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