Tuesday, November 24
Dresser DIY (FAIL)
I love a beautifully photographed DIY post as much as the next person. I really do. You know what I also love? Seeing the things that DIDN'T work for someone. For those of us intent on DIYing things in our homes, we can relate. Those grand ideas of making something unique or special sometimes don't pan out. Here's a story about that.
First, a little backstory: our new house is wonderful. WONDERFUL. But. Johnny and I are both lacking closets. I found a pretty good/affordable dresser on Amazon, but because I have too many clothes, had to acquire another dresser for his clothes (thanks, Craigslist!). I know you're probably thinking, "Why did you even feel the need to DIY this, Katie? It's white. It's simple. Leave it alone!" Guys, sometimes I feel the need to put my magic touch... on everything.
I started with the "Looking Glass" paint, but realized a couple of drawers in that it's recommended for use on actual glass. D'oh. I finished painting the drawers with silver metallic paint, but as you can see, the brush strokes from the original paint job show through in a pretty bad way. That coupled with the paint not curing all the way and the drawers basically being untouchable, I decided to call this project what it was: a DIY fail.
You know what, though? It happens. I *think* I have an even better idea in mind for this dresser, and if it works out, it's going to be one of the cheapest, prettiest DIYs I have under my belt. I promise to keep you guys posted either way! xo.