Today I’m sharing another quick and easy thrift store upgrade. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a real ‘before’ photo. Instead I grabbed a quick photo after paint, but before the remainder of the makeover.
Does that count? Probably not really.
Well, suffice to say, this metal storage drawer box thingie was originally just a dark colored metal throughout. I left the drawers unpainted, so you’ll see that original color in a minute.
I painted the outside of the box in Dixie Belle’s Sawmill Gravy first. But it turned out that I didn’t like it in that color. I felt like it was too stark of a contrast with the dark drawers. So I then painted it in Dixie Belle’s Putty. As a result, when I sanded to distress, you can see some of that Sawmill Gravy peeking through. But that’s OK, in my opinion it just adds another layer of interest.
Next up I added a couple of designs from IOD’s new Brocante transfer to the top.
This is another set of transfers that are perfect for using on smalls. I have to give my honest appraisal though, this one is probably not one that I will purchase again. It leans a little bit more towards the florals rather than the words, and it’s also a bit pricier at around $40.
And you know I love me some typography.
You know what? Maybe that’s not fair. It really does have a good mix of everything. Typography, florals, farmhouse animals, birds, bugs, and the Eiffel Tower is really cool (can’t wait to find something to use that on). You do get a lot of bang for your 40 bucks.
So you be the judge. You may absolutely love this one!
I’m sure that I will ultimately use almost every one of those designs on something, and I’ll probably have to eat my words at some point.
But back to the drawers.
They are perfect for storing craft supplies like distress ink and some paper ephemera. They would be great for someone’s scrapbooking area.
One of these days I really need to get back to finishing up my index card scrapbook project.
Maybe if I run out of stuff to paint next week I’ll find time to work on it.
What would you store in these drawers? And what are your thoughts on the Brocante transfer? Are you a fan of more than just typography? Leave me a comment and let me know!