One of the problems I had with my last (tiny) home was there was nowhere for the prints and all my stationery to live. They all had a place but they also had to share the space with lots of other things which wasn’t ideal. One of the first things I bought for the new flat was this Alex drawer unit from IKEA.
The drawers look good white but of course I wanted to add some colour to them! If you want to try it yourself, here’s what you’ll need:
1. Paint. I used tester pots of Valspar paint from B&Q which gave each drawer 2 coats of paint with plenty left over. For the ombré effect, select your colours starting lightest to darkest. The paint colour cards are already arranged in tonal order making it nice and simple to choose.
2. Small paint roller and tray, dust sheet or similar protection for your work surface.
3. Your drawers. I used the smaller Alex model but this idea will work on any drawers, or you could try it on kitchen cabinets, or your indoor/outdoor steps!
Here’s the finished result! Finally, my prints, packaging and stationery have a place to live. Pity they can’t contribute to the rent though.