I set out to upgrade my cubby—a six-drawer unit from Ikea that I store hair accessories, makeup and more in.
It originally was stained a blue/gray color that with my new bedroom decor doesn’t match the rest of the look. So I thought painting it the brown that matches my jewelry box would be great. Unfortunately I neglected to sand the cubby before painting. A painter’s no-no. So immediately the brown paint peeled or scratched off and I couldn’t get the bottom large drawer in at all. So back to the drawing board, as they say, except the project will now take forever because I have to sand it all down and I hate sanding. I didn’t take a picture of the unfortunate paint job because it is too hideous to look at. Serves me right.