The Quaint Sanctuary

The Quaint Sanctuary

Monday, March 30, 2015

{ DIY Man Organization... }

What a gorgeous & blustery Monday afternoon it is!! I hope everyone is having a happy & productive day thus far! Today I'm here sharing a little DIY my husband took on this weekend...Yes, he actually came up with this & pretty much executed it with a few little exceptions & finishing touches!! A few weeks back I mentioned via Instagram that we had found some scrapped chippy green dresser drawers & to stay tuned as to what we were going to do with them...well we finally found them a home in our laundry room. My husband uses our laundry room all the time from in the morning getting dressed to coming home & throwing his mounds of clothes everywhere { He's worth it } haha ! It's a semi large space with a cozy clean , yet rustic feel..it's not fully finished ,but it's still cute & gets the job done! 




I know.. don't cringe at the picture on the left..it wasn't always like that..but then comes along my dear husband & well you get the picture..;) ! Anyway, we had these free rustic drawers & they made pretty great rustic storage bins for all his work clothes!! 
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1.) Apply the letters, I used some from +Michaels Stores ! Just peel & stick & make sure they're secured in place to paint over! Apply painters tape around the lettering in  square { It doesn't need to be perfect }..remember it's rustic!!


  2. ) Apply a thin layer of paint using the feathering technique so the lettering doesn't come off or move. I also recommend using a sponge brush..


3.) Allow the paint to dry { Chalk paint dries within 25 minutes usually } take the stickers off before the paint hardens completely!!


Side Note: I also took a wire brush & went over the lettering after for a more chippy aged look..this step is optional!!
** I used Americana Decor chalk paint in a custom color I made..It's a blue/grey color!! 
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- Misc, Socks & Rags -



I love how these little labels turned out! They looks like they've been on these little vintage drawers forever! 




 Thought I'd throw in a picture of our laundry room..Thinking that table needs a little TLC pick me up too ;)..
 Everything in this laundry room including the two wood cabinets, table & vintage accessories etc.. are all garbage finds! The rug is from +Big Lots  $20!! 



I hope you all have a great rest of the week & have enjoyed this simple budget friendly rustic & manly DIY organization...that was a mouthful haha! 

Paige.Rose


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