This picture is small to reduce my embarrassment!
On Saturday I took my daughter to Goodwill to look at old books (she needs one for art class) and since we both love a big goodwill we were there for a while. I kept walking past this,
It's too heavy and big for my desk, I don't want to hang it on the wall so it sat on the floor for a couple of days.
Today I needed files from my closet and it was all cluttered so I started pulling stuff out to clean it and as I moved this piece out I started thinking what I could do with it. First I needed to paint it as brown (actually this is that burgundy brown) has no place in my room.
1 coat of paint (with primer in it) made me realize painting was going to be a massive job so I dug around in my drawer and found Bella Rose Blue paper. It was paper that I ran off on a colour copier at Staples with my fabric ( as I said before put a piece of paper behind the fabric or else black dots end up on the copy). I love Rachel Ashwell's Bella Rose Blue, it is so exuberant (not something I usually like). I don't want to over do it in my room, the pattern is on my bed,
and the bedside lamp. I wanted to make this box bright so I decided to use it because it wouldn't be seen in the closet and it would bring some light into a dark spot.
Here's halfway through,
I applied the paper with a glue stick (Power Glue stick from my daughters school kit!) and I think because the paint had primer in it, a glue stick was all that was needed.
And here it is finished,
Bright, clean, and not burgundy so I like it!
With perfume, and my favourite piece of milk glass for storage and my earring storage glass box that I picked up at a thrift store eons ago and I have always loved, it worked.
Here it is with necklaces, boots, shoes, jackets, shirts, ...... all the stuff in my closet.
It's a start, it helps get the clutter organized and it means I can see all the things I love. It was a quick afternoon re-do that went quickly because of the paper.
Until next time, Patricia