A long while ago now, in a haul post I showed you some pretty paper and promised you a DIY post...
...well, this is that DIY post my friends.
My mum has had this set of drawers in the utility room (ooo, posh) for a long time now. She knew they were boring (I had told her countless times) but to be quite honest they were practical, so they stayed put.
That was until she got the utility room done, and I offered to decorate them for her.
Well, they actually turned out a bit nicer than I expected them to be so I am trying to make room for them somewhere in my bedroom instead!
(They will fit)
So, in case you were wondering, here's how I did it (it was literally the easiest thing ever):
1. I started by sanding it all down to make it a bit rougher, giving the paint something to grip onto
2. I then painted the drawers with two coats of off-white, satin finish paint
3. I drew around the front of the drawers onto the pretty paper and cut it to size, also cutting out a middle piece for the label holders to stick through
4. Lastly, I stuck the paper onto the front of the drawers using double sided sticky tape
I have to admit I had a massive facepalm moment when I realised that there wasn't enough paper to fill the front of all four drawers, so instead I left two of the drawers with a white border.
I know it would look better with the full drawers covered, so next time I pop into the range I think I'll see if I can find some more of the paper to finish it off properly. But for now, it'll do.
The sheets of pretty paper can be bought from The Range for 49p each (I used two sheets)
What do you think?
Have you done a similar DIY jobby recently?