Sometimes it looks like everything goes smoothly around here, but today I wanted to share with you my biggest DIY fail I’ve personally had since this blog started
Instagram worthy. Picture perfect. By now, I hope you know those words are not anything close that describe my blog. Or my life. Never have and I have a feeling they never will. And I’m okay with that!
Might I remind you just a month or so ago I shared with you my “scary Halloween house tour” which was nothing more than what my house really looks like 90% of the time. Every time I look at this photo, I find something I didn’t see before.
Here Comes The Huge DIY Fail
I wanted to do something different than just adding paper or drawer liners in here like I did for my office drawers. On one of my nightly strolls on Pinterest, I found some ideas for an art technique called paint pouring.
Specifically this piece of DIY art caught my eye. I “met” Stephanie doing a collaboration with some other bloggers and when I saw this, I said I was absolutely going to find a way to do it. Then the idea hit that I could do this in my drawers! (That’s what she said)
This was the inside of the drawer to begin with. It has overspray on it because we used a paint sprayer to spray these drawers.
My first step was to tape off the sides and put some white paint on there. Because again, I read so many tutorials and followed alllllll the directions. Everything said that if you’re doing this on wood, there needs to be a white base coat. So, as a good rule follower, I did as I was told.
I picked out my paints, added the water to mix it to the consistency it was supposed to be (supposedly) and got them all set up. How exciting! No way this would be a DIY fail! I actually followed directions. Our paint pouring journey is about to begin.
According to said directions, pour on the color you want the most of first. I wanted mostly neutral so I chose this tan color and started my journey. The next step is to blow it using a hair dryer. Now, I didn’t read this anywhere, but in my mind I thought, “If I blow this with a hot hair dryer, it’s just going to dry.” So, I took it upon myself to just use the cold setting and blow dry. Cuz I’m a genius like that.
GUYS. MY GOD AT THE MASSACRE. This was after TONS of blowdrying trying to get it to move, to do something. It didn’t budge. I even used my finger and tried to spread it around.
NOTHING, YOU GUYS! FRIGGIN BIGGEST DIY FAIL!
I was in a sheer panic. I can’t leave it.
Okay, seriously. What do I do? What would YOU do? I’m thinking I’m just going to have to do a regular old boring drawer liner in here.
Send help. SOS.