I am temporarily living in a tiny space, sharing a room with my man and storage is hard to come by. Ever since I saw this piece:
from the Lilly Pulitzer furniture line at Neiman Marcus, I knew I needed something similar. I have so many beauty products and crafts that are in need of a home. Unfortunately, that piece comes in at a whopping $989.00. Mmm...yeah...no can do. Off we went to Ikea...aka Disneyland. Meet the Helmer. This little beauty is a 6 drawer filing cabinet that comes in right around $39.99. I purchased. Then I built. P.S. Just like everything from Ikea, the directions STINK. I stared at them for about 20 minutes, read them upside down, right side up, and backwards and couldn't figure it out. Have no fear, trusty ol' Google led me to this tutorial and it is amaze. You will need: Built Helmer, Blue tape, and Spray paint. And maybe a cute black dog?
After construction, I began to tape off the places I wanted to stay white. I had originally wanted to do chevron on the whole cabinet, but when I realized the sides wouldn't even be shown and it'd take that much more time and spray paint, I left the sides and tops white but taped off enough to put a gold border on each side.
Then, off to the backyard it went for some gold spray paint. I learned in this DIY that I'm a REALLY bad spray painter. Make sure you do lots of light coats, rather than one thick coat, otherwise it drips and you have to wipe it off and do it over again....fun...
I let mine dry overnight, peeled off the tape, and tada! The filing cabinet of my dreams.
Tip: You may get a little bleeding from the spray paint, even though you taped the crap out of it. I used nail polish remover and it worked like a charm.
The sides look exactly like the top, white with a gold border. Just look at that beauty product organization...pretty sweet feeling of accomplishment :).