When I brought this little gem home, my husband looked at me like he often does and asked “What are you going to do with that?” I just shrugged, as I often do. And he shook his head.
The little cabinet sat in my garage for months until I decided that I knew what to do with it. So here it is.
Let me share how I got from point A to this….. And I don’t mean the messy garage.
We started off looking like this.
Not great. The inside was mustard yellow. Not Grey Pupuon, but French’s Yellow. Not attractive on anything but a hot dog.
I decided that the whole cabinet, inside and out, needed to be painted in Van Gogh Fossil Paint in Empathy. Empathy is a nice calming yellow. And it needed stripes. Left alone, this cabinet was kind of boring. But with stripes, it’s fabulous.
I set about drawing my stripes on with chalk. I didn’t want a standard chevron pattern, so I did more of a herringbone. And I didn’t want to tape the stripes all off. I wanted them to look hand drawn and imperfect.
They were imperfect for sure, but it’s just paint. I can touch up.
There are the imperfect stripes. I did the drawer separately and painted the drawer hardware. I had some old wooden knobs kicking around so I painted them white, too.
Here it is! From blah to fab! I just love the way it turned out. I think it would be so sweet in a baby’s room or a little girl’s room.