Every now and then I buy a piece that needs to be painted and it will sit around until I know just what I want to do with it. This cabinet – once a man’s garage tool organizer – is one of those pieces that waited awhile to be beautified. When I bought it I knew it would be a great piece for an art studio or craft room.
I didn’t snap any “before” photos, but the entire cabinet was the color of the drawer below. Not bad if you like all wood, but having a bit of old-white AS chalk paint added really freshened it up.
To get the stripes, I eye-balled the placement of the blue painter’s tape along the front of each drawer. I used a sponge brush to apply several coats of chalkboard paint – about 5 total.
After the paint dried, I simply wrote numbers on each drawer. Instead of the numbers, you could also write what is in the drawer, such as craft paper, buttons, glue, paint, etc.
For the final touch, the edges and sides were sanded down and a clear paste wax was added only to the white painted surfaces.
I am linking this to Wow Us Wednesday’s at Kim’s blog, Savvy Southern Style. Stop on by her blog to be inspired this week! There are some lovely re-do’s and recipes there, like breakfast quiche muffins!