101 Walnut Street &
125 Walnut Street,
Spooner, WI 54801
Monday, April 11, 2011
It's in the Details
I recently visited a blog that gave me a new way of looking at things. I think most people paint the outside of furniture without a thought to the insides. I am one of these people. I would never think of painting the drawers and usually give only a vague thought to possibly covering any stains or 'uglies' at the bottoms. It's not so much laziness but more of an idea that I don't think people care.
So, I had to say that I took a step back when I saw what Chrissie was doing. She really had thought about all the details. All her drawers are painted and sometimes even lined. Very impressive!
When this simple plywood box came my way, I knew this was a good project to start with. To paint the outside seemed obvious, but with the inside painted, it gave it less of a discarded look and definitely more if a finished look. I did add hardware with more pizazz and had to switch out the hinges for something that matched better.
I really thought I would be cursing Chrissie halfway through it wishing I had never started but it went so fast, even for a small project. Thanks for the inspiration, Chrissie!
I'll probably still leave whole drawers alone but now I will be thinking about the stains that I could be painting over. I think a liner experimentation will be in my future!
You really should visit her blog for the latest redo. The vanity is unbelievable! http://chrissiescollections.blogspot.com/