Hey there! Last time we chatted, I showed you how we are embarking on the remodel of our Entryway Command Center, starting with the navy blue paint. I introduced my card catalog in it's before state (yellow, black, and cream....) and now I'm ready to reveal it's new look:
Mmmm! Smell that? Fresh spray paint.... one of my favorite smells, despite the fact that those fumes are probably not healthy. Ha! A more responsible person would have let it breathe for a few days - but I don't have that kind of patience, sadly. (don't be like me!)
As a refresher, here's the card catalog (and the wall for that matter) in it's original state:color block stool tutorial I did a while ago. Exactly like that actually. So I went to Home Depot & started paint shopping. Since this piece is metal, getting the paint to adhere is a breeze - like I said, this will be color combo #4 for this lil baby.
If you have a card catalog you want to paint, follow along - it's the easiest makeover ever. Actually, going down memory lane here - this very piece is the FIRST makeover I ever did. (Really REALLY old post here, on a long expired blog)
Can you believe how many drawers there are? Yep - they all had to come out, and it was FULL of junk I didn't need.
I laid out our ginormous drop cloth, my thirty drawers, and got to cleaning. I stuck with a vinegar water combo, makes me feel like I'm being "green" n stuff.
First some primer. I know it says paint + primer, but I'm still skeptical and figured I should take the extra 15 minutes for some added protection. After all, this is going to get a lot of use.
bedroom dresser project!
Look who else is getting on the gold train:
This coat hook was dark brown before, and practically disappeared against the navy blue. So gold it is!
Now that my painting is done (was simple, right?) It's time to put it all back. Here's the plain jane wall:
Bring in the mirror:
|"Feed da bunny..."|
There you go! We have tons of storage, the top 5-6 drawers serve as organizers for wallets, mail, keys.. while the rest serve as a more organized junk drawer/filing system for important junk. A place for everything & everything in it's place, that's normal right? Haha... there's only one thing I think is a little crazy, the bottom 9 drawers are for storing color coordinated paper.... I have a problem!
What do you think of the entryway command center? It's moving right along, with a just a few details left:
Thanks for stopping in - hopefully I've convinced you to scout out a card catalog of your own. Up Next we'll focus on some details, adding rope trim to our accent wall.