It is a very old Ikea set of drawers circa 2001 …back then the transformation started fine and then it went wrong when I used the stencils and I was not a happy bunny …so annoyed with myself was I, that it was then relegated to ‘bottom of a cupboard’ storage for the next 10 years. …but its out in the light again …demanding a make over.
I first cleaned and lightly sanded it …and it looked a lot better …in fact I was wondering whether to leave my old paint effect exterior and just attack the drawer fronts. So would I use vintage colours, which tone with the paint ???…OR … would I go completely all grey, black and creamy tones, covering all the old paint and having it match the room?? … I mused over this …even asked DD and took her thoughts on board …and went away for a large cup of coffee.
Having felt this was a success, I started on a drawer with one of my ideas for the fronts…decoupage using snips of script card stock …however … a success this was NOT…. here is a peek of the mess I made …
And so I have now removed it all and will start again in a couple of days…this time I will not let an error put me off and this is NOT going to be thrown in the bottom of a cupboard again for another 10 years…watch this space …lol
To chill out after the disaster, I have started one of Jo’s at JoZarts knitted triangular scarves …it’s a practice run … wrong yarn but when I feel the urge to start something I have to improvise lol …but it gives me the idea …if its too small I’m sure the little girl next door will love it …once I have finished it
I had an amazing number of visitors last week and I am sure I visited you all eventually plus a few more from the list...sorry I didn't get to you all …the list is so long now. Again many thanks for taking the time to leave a comment …I love reading them all.
I am not looking forwards to next week, as it’s my Cardio appointment at the hospital. My back keeps tightening so that its hard to walk/stand for more than ten or so minutes without needing to sit down ...not sure why ... so I hope its easy to find the right place. I am however really looking forward to Saturday so much, as Steve, Emma and the boys are coming over …weather and colds permitting.
Take Care xx