I Upcycled My Drawers… Inspired By An Insta-famous Pink Door With Eyes!

pink drawers upcycling project pink door london fashion for lunch blog

I Upcycled My Drawers… Inspired By An Insta-famous Pink Door With Eyes!

New year, new project!! I’m SO excited to show you this one! It’s a project that’s been on my list for a while now, but I have to admit, it ended up even better than I expected! I was planning on just repainting it pink and calling it a day, but as I was applying the third coat, a flash of inspiration struck me and I ended up giving it a little twist, inspired by one of my favourite insta-famous London doors! Recognise it?! If not, check out this Pin on Pinterest of a pink door with eyes. I’ve loved this front door for years and once the idea hit me, I couldn’t resist paying a little homage to the colourful corner of London. However, it was only when I posted a photo on Instagram that I discovered that the door belongs to the amazing Emma Hill of Hill & Friends. SO, Shout out to Emma for being so amazing and thank you for the Inspo! Also, if you don’t know Hill & Friends handbags, go check them out, they are amazing!

pink drawers upcycling project pink door london pink office

Before…

Now here’s where I have to make a confession; I didn’t actually take many before pictures, but thankfully I do have this shot of it (right hand corner of the image). As you can see, it’s a small set of vintage drawers with wood handles, it looked handmade and was a sun faded cream/magnolia colour. I bought it from my Local British Heart Foundation store, I think it cost around £10 or £15 and would benefit from a coat of paint. I bought it because it was a nice size, in great working order and I liked the simple but lovely vintage design. I knew with a coat of paint it would look cute and provide me with a nice bit of office storage. Plus, who am I kidding, it was cute, cheap and I was broke!

pink drawers upcycling project pink door london pink office

Method…

I’m not gonna pretend this upcycling project needed skills, because honestly, it couldn’t have been easier! I took the drawers out, painted the front of each drawer, and painted the the frame. I gave everything three coats of paint and allowed around 6-12 hours drying time between coats. I used a Harris Brush as they never drop their bristles and some amazing hot pink Valspar paint left over from a previous project. As for the eyes, I bought these on sale (50p!) from The Works and stuck them on with Serious Glue. As for the ‘nose / letterbox’, this is the black paint which was left over from when we decorated the hallway bannister. I painted the nose with a small, stiff make-up brush, I know people won’t believe me, but I do this a lot when I’m decorating, make-up brushes are PERFECT for small fiddly sections.

pink drawers upcycling project pink door london pink flamingo

Materials

Valspar Paint – Pink Ribbon Care (created for the Pink Ribbon Foundation and left over from this project)

Harris Paintbrush – (left over from this project)

Goggly Eyes – Bought for 50p (sale) from The Works (look for them in the children’s craft section)

Black Paint – Left over from this project 

Serious Glue – Bought from Amazon for a previous project, it’s a great all-rounder strong craft glue.

Watch The Video…

Finally, I made a super short video showing how it all came together, it’s only a minute long, so press play! As you can see, it’s started life as a pretty basic old set of drawers and a little paint transforms it into what you see today! Press play below…

TA DA!! There we have it… my first up cycling project of the year! I hope you like it! As always, thank you SO much for reading!

pink drawers upcycling project pink door london vintage cat statue

pink drawers upcycling project pink door london kitty mccall fabric

pink drawers upcycling project pink door london eye furniture

pink drawers upcycling project pink door london face furniture

%d bloggers like this: