Friday, February 4, 2011

Before and After!

I've been reading crafty blogs all over the internet where these talented women are refinishing/redoing/repurposing/upcycling decor in their homes with simple spray paint! I think it is sheer brilliance and is certainly an inexpensive way to change goodies you already have in your home! I have had this little set of drawers since 1997--before my Kent and I got married! At the time, pine was in and I loved the little metal pulls. Trends have changed, as have my tastes,  so this little treasure has been shoved in the back of the butler's pantry (since 2002 or so). I have been tempted to give it away several times, but thankfully never did.

So, earlier this week, while perusing the web, I started thinking about outdated things I own that I could refinish and dug this back out. I am LOVING turquoise right now so I spray painted the wood--it took several coats, but turned out great! Once it was dry, I sanded the edges for a shabby, worn-in look. Then I removed the outdated drawer pulls and covered the fronts of the drawers with some of my favorite paper from Pink Paislee's "Bayberry" collection. I just mod podged the paper on (thst stuff is MAGIC!) and, again, sanded the edges a bit. Then I picked up some sweet little glass pulls at Hobby Lobby for $2.99 each, had Kent drill some holes for me, and **VOILA**! A fun little updated set of drawers for the table in my entryway! I am lovin' it!

WARNING: This spray painting business is VERY addictive! **wink**


Anonymous said...

Oh Erin that is darling! You need to come look at my "treasures" and give me ideas on upcycling them!!! Totally darling!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!! I LOVE this!!!! Wish I had one!! :)

Mindy said...

I have a tremendous addiction to spray paint! Darling project.. keep 'em coming!

Tara said...

Hey Erin, LOVE what you have done. I bet you are searching for anything now to spray!! Just wanted to say that I thought your painting a few posts down was amazing. I see that you have Christy's blinkie for her she art work shop, are you taking it?? I must say that I am tempted.
T xxx

Anonymous said...

That's an amazing the colors you chose!

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