Have you seen these wooden organizers at IKEA? I’m not sure if they even make them anymore – but back in my “heyday” I bought two or three thinking that at some point I would decorate them. So one day I decided to start decorating one with milk paint, and it was the longest hour of my life. And I think at the end, I had painted maybe three-quarters of a drawer based on how much paint the wood was soaking up and how unevenly I was applying it. With a craftfail in the making, I decided it would just be easier to decorate the fronts of the drawers.
So if you have all the time in the world or are a better painter than me, you might want to go for it . . . but for the rest of us, hitting the fronts of the drawers with washi tape is the perfect solution. No fuss and no mess. You’ll be done in 10 minutes and leaving your painting friends crying in the corner. Okay, not that, but it was a funny picture, wasn’t it?
Studio corner at Kimono Reincarnate