|How cute, right?!|
|My photo isn’t as nice. Notice the dented toybox in the background? Ah, blogging.|
First I had my handy husband add some casters, because OLD CLOTHES = SUPER HEAVY. I wanted to finally be able to lug that thing around my office as needed.
Then it was time for paint. I got to try “Little Star” and it’s the most beautiful, sunshine-y yellow — not too bright, not too soft.
I shared this photo on Instagram as a sneak peek and people were like THAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL YELLOW. Seriously, right?
Fusion paint always goes on so darn well that I can never really believe it. It’s creamy and consistent and the coverage is just …. *kisses fingertips* … delicious, basically. (Am I describing paint or frosting? Hmmm.)
Now here comes the hard truth. I tried making a cool arrow stencil and it was SUCH a fail that I ended up painting over it immediately.
So I went to Plan B … handwriting!
(It says “Creativity is messy and I am very creative.” Because it is completely true — just ask the thread-covered carpet and paint-splotched desk in my office.)
I wrote the phrase over and over with a pencil and then traced with a copper-coloured metallic Sharpie (although I really should have just used the Sharpie in the first place). Then I used a tiny smidgen of dark pink acrylic paint to make little hearts between each phrase.
The end result … a fun (rolling) storage trunk that also serves as extra seating in my tiny office!
It’s going to live under my desk most of the time, out of the way, but I love that I can roll it out if I have “guests” (my children, maybe?) in my little room.
The colour is so fun, and I like the handwritten effect.
Thanks to Fusion Mineral Paint’s Tones for Tots for sending along a container for me to try!