As I’ve been doing over my office it’s the small (and most enjoyable) DIYs that have been left until last. This week I gave a bit of love to this old set of Ikea wooden drawers. It was a really simple DIY but added a much needed injection of colour to my otherwise white office.
These drawers have been in my bedroom since I was a teenager so they simply needed a bit of re-purposing. I sanded them down to the wood and wiped them with a damp cloth.
Using thin washi tape I marked my design, being sure to pull my drawers forward so the washi tape was sufficiently adhered. As this DIY was for my office I painted them as pictured below, however for a more professional finish using a scalpel you would now cut each of the drawers free and paint them independent of the frame.
I chose two colours from the Wilko Emulsion range (showed below). I decanted several teaspoons of each colour into three ramekins and used white emultion to dilute two of them to different extents. Although it’s not particularly clear from the the photo below, the differences in shade show up once dried.
It’s quite a simple design, but I think it works really well. Once I’d finished I thought it looked really familiar…a day or two later a realised the colours were similar to the Gotye (Somebody That I Used To Know) video, what do you think?