Sunday, February 12, 2012

Rich Man, Drawer Man.

I recently had one of those afternoon slumps. It was around 1:30 and I was looking at pretty blogs and I was inspired to paint! Someone had mod-podged a fun little paper on the outside of their drawers. I have a lot of paper, but these drawers would wear that paper right off. So I painted instead.

Here's a before drawer:
Yep, those are nails. The cabinets are custom built-ins from the 20's. I know this because my counters are 20" deep. And check out that pull out cutting board opening sans cutting board! Also requires customization...

I wanted to paint stripes. Horizontal stripes, white and coral. Somehow, it made perfect sense to paint the coral first and then tape off one stripe and paint white...
It did not work. The white bled like crazy and it looked bananas! So I decided to paint freehand stripes vertically. 

Okay, so, here you are in my kitchen,...hangin' out with the butterflies that make hot cocoa for Gina...
 I, nonchalantly, ask you if you need a spoon for your cocoa, (the butterflies are resting after working the molinillo...) And...

BLAM-O!
Stripes!

Lovely!

Perfect for the woman whose husband constantly leaves the drawers open while kitchen-ing. I hope this will keep me from stabbing him in the femur.









29 comments :

Dharma said...

That is ingenious! I love surprises and those stripes are just the pop of colour in there you'd never expect. Great job :)

Over from becolorful!

The Childrens Nest said...

Wow what a fun little home you have!!! It reminds me of our first home... although it was built in 1957. But ohhh it had soo much character and the gorgeous wood floors hiding underneath (who in their right mind covers up beautiful hardwood floors anyways???) I am so grateful you came by The Childrens Nest! Thank you for your sweet comment! Now I have to go look at more of your projects.... Have a great day!
Tiffany

The Jammie Girl said...

Brilliant! Perfect for the constantly-open dresser drawers in the kids' rooms, too ;)

Cameron Blazer said...

This thing ate my comment. But whatevs. You are the most awesome. I miss you and want you to come to SC to re-teach me your ways. There are NO stripes anywhere in my house. So sad.

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Oh my gosh! I seriously love your darling kitchen and those stripes are perfect :)

Our Delightful Home said...

WOW! What a great idea! I would love for you stop by and link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Delightful
Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Robin @ Happily Home, After said...

I love those stripes! How come when I'm having a slump I eat chocolate and you manage to rally and use a paint brush?! You inspire. Really, those stripes how me thinking about my desk that I will paint as soon as the weather turns and I can work in the garage ... they will have fancy drawers :) Thanks for visiting my blog today and I'm so glad I found your blog full of fun and great ideas.

Robin
happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Oh! How cute is that?! I never would have thought of that!

Tania

Becolorful said...

I adore your love of color. Those tangerine drawer sides made my heart smile. LOVE. Thanks so much for linking this post up too to BeColorful
pam

Karla said...

Omg. I love you kitchen and your drawers are awesome!!! So pretty and happy. I love it :)

Debbie {Visual Eye Candy} said...

Such a cute idea! I love the colors you chose!

Julie said...

Looks adorable and I'm sure your hubs is thankful so that he avoids an injury to his femur!! Hilarious!

Jelli said...

Great work! I love this.

Amy said...

I love this. We are getting ready to move and I have every intention of doing this to my kitchen {dressers, buffet, bathroom vanity...} in my next house!

Thanks for the inspiration. So glad I found you at Romantic Home's linky!

Amy {Aprons & Ambition}

Melissa @ Honeybee Vintage said...

I love this!!

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a fun idea! I love the stripes on the drawers. The colors in your kitchen are so fun! Thanks for all the inspiration.

blessings,
karianne

Katie said...

I love your drawers! They're such a fun, unexpected surprise! I love your whole kitchen! It's so bright and cheery and I love the colors you've used in it! I featured it today!!

http://craptastickatie.blogspot.com/2012/02/five-feature-friday-26.html

Holly in Wonderland said...

I came here via Katie's Blog (Craptastic) and I am in love! With not only the drawers, but your whole kitchen!! We are getting ready to plunge into a kitchen redo and I've been looking for ideas .. I think I've found my inspiration!!

Awesome Job :)

Mandy said...

Your kitchen is adorable! Love the stripes on the side of the drawers. I'm a new follower via L.F.

Mandy

Inspired By Felicity said...

I love your kitchen so much! I am pinning this right now. Also, I am starting a "Get Inspired Monday" blog party next Monday and would love for you to link up this or any of your projects! You are fabulous - I'm your newest fan.

-pamela, InspiredByFelicity.blogspot.com

SaltAndPepperMakers said...

Ha! Can I relate! My hubby leaves the drawers and doors open too. Drives me crazy. I like your solution. If it's going to be open, it may as well be cute.

Cindy said...

Fun makeover--I do love stripes.

Sass - aka - Kathy said...

Oh, so original! Will you, pretty please, consider sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/02/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-12.html ?

Hugs,

Kathy

Gabby said...

First off, I simply love and am obsessed with your kitchen. The striped drawers are an added bonus!

Gabby
The...Late, Young Family

Abbie said...

Your kitchen is just fab.u.lous and oh-so-happy.
And you, m'dear, are FUN.nY!

So glad the stripes will help protect your husband's femur, because they sure are darn cute! : )

Thanks for linking up with Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!

I will be featuring your lovely kitchen on our facebook page tonight!

~Abbie

Anonymous said...

Nice! Seriously, I'm showing up in my pj's tomorrow morning. And those butterflies will be making the hot chocolate.

Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

Getting ready to feautre you tonight on my Meet Me Monday party. Starts at 4pm. Thank you so much for sharing this idea. While I was on our site I noticed your cute Etsy products and wanted to remind you that I am offering FREE advertising space to my readers for 90 days before I open to paid sponsors. Just to thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Thanks again! Love, Me www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

sassyaggie said...

Cute, cute, cute!! What a great way to keep the fun in the kitchen! I'm your newest follower and would love for you to follow me back!

Jen @ sassypantsstudio.blogspot.com

Rosann said...

Lol! That's pretty funny and a great idea! :)

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