I have a little craft room at home, it was the front porch on the house but the door was bricked up and so I use it as a little craft nook. Most of my supplies are down at my studio but I like to keep some bits at home. I had boxes and bags stacked in a corner and an office desk that I was given free. I thought about an Expedit unit from Ikea but I really wanted something more feminine and vintage looking, my own little girlie corner of the house.
I saw this dresser on Ebay, only four miles away from home, it didn't sell so I emailed and offered less money and bought it! It will fit along most of one wall, I thought it would look lovely painted and decided it would take a day to paint, it would dry overnight and be done. Wrong.
I bought some off white paint and thought I had stirred it properly but it was thin and runny then too thick. I had to wait two days for it to dry, rub it down and start again. The colour was too blue so I bought another pot called vintage calico which was a lot warmer looking. It wasn't enough.
There is an ugly electricity meter in the corner, I will probably frost the glass on that side leaving a little gap so that it can still be read for our bills without having to move the unit. I had to go back into town for another pot of paint (at £17 a tin it is not cheap!) and was so fed up but I have nearly finished. I am waiting for it to dry now, there are a couple of small drawers to put back and the glass to clean and replace.
I was dreading trying to paint the knobs so I was delighted when I found these cream porcelain knobs in The Range for £1 each. I have plans to alter them soon.
While I was there I was tempted by some tins, they will look lovely on the shelves.
I can't wait to get rid of the piles of boxes in the living room and put everything away in my new storage.