When we bought our second-hand kitchen, one of the drawers was full of these strange, angled ramps that took up the majority of the drawer. I tried to remove the ramps but they were glued in so thoroughly that I almost destroyed the drawer trying to get them out. In the end I just left those silly ramps in place and used the drawer for dog worm tablets and poop bags.
Three years later, Pinterest was created and I realised my ignorance: the drawer with the stupid ramp things that barely fit a packet of dog worm tablets is in fact … a spice drawer. Thankyou Pinterest.
I took it to the shed to figure out how to salvage it. The drawer face is (thankfully) in good condition but the drawer front has died a long, painful death and cannot be revived. The water damage on the middle ramp looks grotty but the ramp is still holding together nicely.
To replace the drawer front, I unscrewed both the face and the front. I used the mangled front as a template and cut a new piece of MDF to fit.
Now that the drawer front is fixed I think I can fix (hide) the water damage with a few coats of primer and paint. As you may know, white or blue are my go-to colours for paint, but lately I’ve been fantasizing about something wild. Something crazy. GREEN! I’ve had this image pinned for ages and I can’t get it out of my head:
There’s just something about this combination of sage green, black, white and wood tones that makes my heart skip a beat. Is there such a thing as colour porn??
I’ve decided to throw caution to the wind, consequences be damned! I’m painting the spice drawer green!
Meanwhile, everyone has decided that they love not having the spice drawer at all. The opening creates a chute straight to the recycling bin which lives in the cupboard below.
I’m surprised how much I like the colour green. Get ready for some eye candy:
I love it so much! In time I’ll have a matching set of jars (I’ll probably spray the lids black because lets be honest, those beige lids aren’t floating anyone’s boat). For now though, I’m just exceedingly happy to have a beautiful, functioning spice drawer.
Since I love this little makeover so much I’ve decided to live on the edge and continue the green theme for all our food-containing cupboards (spice drawer, pantry, root veg cupboard, etc). All the other kitchen cupboards and drawers will be my standard gloss white (I don’t want to be too wild). So what do you think – are you into green?
*Linking up with The Creative Circle.*