Monday, 30 July 2012

One Coat, Two Coat, Three Coats.....More?!

You may have noticed that I've been in the nesting mood recently which has meant beautifying my room and starting the many projects that have been festering away in my tiny mind for years now! One of them is this fabulous thing..........


I saw this jewellery display.......thingy on Etsy a while ago and fell in love but at £80 odd quid I decided just to lust after it from afar. I kept drooling over it every time I logged onto my Etsy account though so after a little digging on trusty eBay I discovered you can buy vintage print drawers for £15 plus postage, of course I snapped one up! A few days later it arrived in all it's potential glory......


.........I got myself down to my local Robert Dyas for supplies.....


.......and got stuck in! As my drawer had little brass dividers ......


I couldn't just spray paint it as I'd been intending.......well I could've but I liked the brass detail so Papa and I put our heads together and came up with circular stickers as a way of masking off the details....


........aren't we clever? This was the colourful result........


.......next up was the fun but messy part.......spray painting! I was all set to go until I noticed that I'd bought spray paint for metal not wood....DOH! I went and exchanged the paint for some satin finish white wood paint and a paint brush and got started, one coat.....


....two coats...... 



.........three coats......


..........and finally I was finished......with the painting! Next up I had to remove all the little stickers and then tidy up the brass fixtures as some paint had managed to seep under them.....


......once cleaned up I then had the lovely task of screwing in around two hundred eyelet hooks.....I now have blisters OUCH! It's all been worth it though as this is the finished result.....


......and I love it! All I need to do now is get it attached to the wall (I already have it's spot picked out) and buy some more earrings to fill up the empty spots!

I was having a quick look through some of my blog posts from this year and I noticed I've only posted five (FIVE!) outfit pictures all year. I have decided to rectify this so here is todays outfit......




Dress: Topshop
Shoes: Aldo

.....I love this dress, usually I would have a belt on with this kind of dress but there is this lovely cut out detail in the back. I'm not a fan of these kind of photos but as I have no other camera at the moment this will have to do! Now I'm off out for dinner this evening, I'm thinking tapas om nom nom!






2 comments:

  1. this is a bloody amazing idea!!! I envy your creativity! & that dress....

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  2. Thank you Lovely, I did kinda steal the idea from someone else but after all the hard work I put in I'm still proud of it! I love this dress but the buttons keep popping open.....might need to replace them.....! x

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