I have shared my craft room before, but the wonderful thing about this space, is that it is ever evolving!! The more time I spend in here, the more little changes and tweeks I am able to make to things to get one step closer to a finished product! This time, I took some plain white dressers and jazzed them up a bit with Behr’s new line Behr Marquee and made some sweet labels with BIC Mark-It Permanent Markers. I am in love with both of these new products and they came together to give a much needed makeover to my craft room dressers, but don’t take my word for it- see for yourself!
Now, when I put this room together, I liked the white, in fact, I painted those dressers from the raw wood to white after I put them together (they are from Ikea and something like $30-$40 each). But after being in there for a while, I feel like there is a lot of white and the room could use some more color. Well, lucky for me, the nice people over at Behr had gotten in contact with me about trying their new line of paint- why I would love to! But here is the thing that really sold me, it is paint and primer in one and, wait for it, goes on in only ONE COAT!! People, seriously, that is awesome, someone like me who paints randomly and likes it to get done quickly loves things like this. And let me tell you, it works! It really is one coat! For the dressers, I was able to use a couple of the sample sizes (which is awesome so you can give it a try before you buy a whole gallon) and went with a light aqua color called Misty Isles.
I painted the dressers inside the house, so I didn’t have to drag all the pieces outside, and just put a dollar store plastic table cloth on the ground. I gave all the pieces one coat, because that is all you need, and let them dry. Seriously, they were painted in under a half an hour- love it!
While they were drying, I spray painted the knobs gold (truthfully, they were never on the dressers in the first place, I can not come up with a good excuse why) and worked on some labels. I cut white vinyl into a scalloped shape with my Cricut and that is when I got to break out these beauties.
Now I am sure that there or many of you that can relate to me on the shear love for a sight like that. I am telling you that there was a good number of semesters in collage where back to school shopping for new pens was all that kept me going. So when I got these Fine and Ultra Fine BIC Mark-It Permanent Markers in the mail, there was for sure a happy dance involved. I took one of the Ultra Fine Markers in an aqua almost exact to the paint and traced out an outline to the vinyl shape.
Then I used the Fine marker in a darker color to write the label in the middle, I went over each one twice.
The great thing about this is I can stick them right on the drawers, but if I ever need to, they are totally removable! I love what they add and thing it really finishes off the piece! Take a look at the before and after: