I completed a little project for the desk area in our basement.
I was inspired by Kim at Too Much Time on my Hands
and her sort of Anthro dresser.
I don't know why, but I love numbers on things. I must not be the only one because numbers show up on everything all over the interwebs.
I bought it at Ikea a year or so ago to store papers and such. I always thought it needed some sprucing but the quality and price were right.
I want red accents in that room, so I took Tomato Spice acrylic paint and watered it down and brushed it on. Really more of a wash. I did not want it to be "painted." I wanted some wood grain, so I used the paint as a stain.
That was a bit bright, so I pulled out some Raw Umber and again watering it down so it was more like a stain, I used a wet rag to give it a more distressed look.
|It's really a bit "redder" than this, but the sunlight was wicked bright when I snapped this picture.|
I painted numbers on the drawers and sanded them just a bit.