You would think my room that is full of shelves wouldn’t need more storage.
That’s what I told myself when I saw the cabinets with drawers on a Facebook local bargain page.
I kept saying "Do you need these?"
Even as I made arrangements to go take a look at them.
When I saw them I knew that they would be great to “hide” my scrapbook pages and half finished sewing projects. Small wide drawers are handy!
So I bought the cabinet and brought it home. It is humble. Especially compared to my beautiful stained window seat and shelves. But I had a vision on what would make them beautiful.
PAINT is magical
An old piece of furniture or a room can be transformed by a brush and some color.
The box part of the cabinet I painted the same color as the living room & dining room. It’s boring. Basic. Goes with about anything.
But my vision for the drawers was an ombre progression of color.
What color was the big question?
I had no idea so I gave myself permission to pick a color and then if I didn't like it then I would start again with a new color.
I used the red color that is on my screen door. I bought a sample size from Lowe’s and jumped in painting. It was the perfect amount of paint for this small project.
I went to work EARLY.
On my shady porch.
Because it is still August.
And I wanted this project done before my husband got home that night from his 10 day camping trip to the north woods. I’m very please with how it turned out.
STEPS & INSTRUCTIONS
1. Primer. I used what we had on hand. Primer was important because of the dark blue being covered by the off white. I did both the cabinet and the drawers.
2. After the primer was dry, I painted the cabinet and first drawer with the off white.
Then the fun began.
I mixed 3/4 cup of off white with 1 Tablespoon of RED! I got a light pink.
3. After I painted the next drawer then I added 2 more tablespoons of the red and painted another drawer. I kept this pattern on each drawer. Then on the last drawer I added a bunch of red. I absolutely love how it turned out!
These drawers were not pretty when I started. They had scrapes, drips from dried paint etc. Thankfully the paint worked its magic and the finished cabinet looks MUCH better! Now to start organizing my scrapbooking & sewing projects so I can spend time FINISHING them!