I’m at it again. Painting.
This time for our youngest son, Dexter’s room. I had just bought a large set of drawers from a friend which would offer him more storage than the previous drawers he had but I wanted to update them.
Everything I had painted so far had a lot of pale grey with maybe a hint of colour and I was keen to do something different. I wanted to keep a lot of the wood as it was but I wasn’t sure how exactly. Which is where Pinterest is completely brilliant. SO many ideas and inspirational work, I love it.
Here are some of the ideas I pinned (check out my Pinterest board for links). I adore the chevrons but I am just not sure I would get the lines as neat as the photos above.
I had decided to use colours I had in the cupboard. I had been lucky enough to win a couple of tester pots from Paint by Conran and put them to good use with this piece.
It really doesn’t take too long (if the children let you get on!) I painted the drawers and the drawer handles and then sanded down the wood that was staying. There were a few marks I wanted to get rid of and sanding did that. I applied some Danish oil to the wood to give it some protection and a nicer finish.
I love it! Its my favourite piece so far!! It is perfect in his room. The blue is just stunning.
Next onto my other son Theo’s Drawers, Pinterest here I come, well unless you lovely lot have any suggestions???