Thursday, January 24, 2013

Where Are Your Drawers?

We all need and want a pretty place to store our drawers (and other unmentionables!), right? But what if you have a place to store your drawers, but "pretty" isn't the word you'd use to describe it? What if the word you would use is closer to "boxy", "plain" or "I inherited it"?

If so, we'd like to introduce a few new words into your vocabulary! How about "tres chic", "fabulous" and "ooh la la"? Pull out your dictionary in the near future, look up the phrase "easily transform" and you just may see a picture of a can of CeCe Caldwell Paint! I just can't say how much the consignors at Room With A Past and Paris Flea Market love this paint! For this project, The carved, scrolly lines on the front of each drawer was painted first, with Vintage white, using a brush small enough to fill in all the delicious detail. Then the carved floral motif near the top, the slim molding at the bottom, carved lines of the side panels and the (removed first!) handles were also painted with Vintage White. Then the whole piece was brushed with a recipe of 1/2 Cup Vintage White, 1/2 Cup Seattle Mist and 1/4 Cup Memphis Blue.

Painted by the talented Pam Lawrence!

A small amount of rubbing with a damp rag on some of the painted intricately carved areas results in a BIG impact! Finish with a protective coat of easy to apply Clear Wax, and you're done! In a few easy steps you've got a pretty place to store your drawers. I can only hope what you put in them are just a pretty!


Please share your inspired thoughts!