A few weeks back, I bought 3 of these lovely little unfinished wood chests at Hobby Lobby.
They came with knobs on the drawers but I forgot to take pictures of them before I popped the knobs off with a little screwdriver.
They stand about 7″ high and I thought they’d be great for the kids to have in their rooms. Alex is the king of tiny treasures and Elliott has way too many hair clips and girly goodies that need homes.
With some paint, scrapbook paper and Mod Podge, I set to work. I painted the first one a lovely shade of olive green for Mr. Alex. I wanted his to be a bit ‘worn’ looking so I let the wood show through the paint a bit.
I chose this lovely set of papers and I want to wallpaper my bedroom in them. I’m in love!
I carefully measured each flat surface and cut the paper to fit.
Then, I painted a thin coat of Mod Podge onto the painted surface and carefully laid the paper on top. I used my fingers to smooth out air bubbles and then poked the stubborn ones with a straight pin. Then it was time to paint a thicker layer of the Mod Podge over the surface of the paper.
I did this on the top and sides of the chest and the front panels of the little drawers.
Meanwhile, I was keeping Elliott busy with some watercolors. Please pardon her crazy just-woke-up hair. Oh, those curls are lovely when they’re fixed and just chaos when they’re not!
After the whole thing was dry, I put the drawers back and their slots and smiled proudly……but only until I realized that something pretty crucial was missing.
Knobs! It needs its knobs back!
Ah yes. Much better.
Love it. Mucho.
And now if you’ll excuse me, I have this…
to tend to. Have a lovely day!