Yesterday I told you about my IKEA dresser makeover. Well after the rainstorm, I was able to get a nice coat of paint on it and all the drawer fronts. Although there was a fly in the ointment… literally. I was spraying in the evening and these little pesky gnats were all over the lawn. The dresser was fine but all the low lying drawer fronts were under attack! A gnat would land, stick, and then slowly crawl for an inch or two before it gave up and died leaving a little groove in my paint.
I moved the drawers inside, picked off the bug guts, and gave a quick spray to fill in the gnat body trails. By the next day, everything looked lovely. Absolutely no signs of the sticky gnat massacre.
I bought these silver knobs at Target and two sets of monkey knot knobs from Mystic Knotwork. I think they are the cutest and the fact they are from Mystic makes them even more special. Mystic, Connecticut holds a special place in my heart as the site of my college roommates and my Christmas trips. With some of us in Connecticut and some of us in Massachusetts, Mystic was a perfect mid point and the cutest little fishing village for shopping and catching up and reminiscing about the good old days. If you’ve ever seen Mystic Pizza with Julia Roberts, you’d get a sense of the town. In fact, we’d always eat at Mystic Pizza during our little reunion weekends.
Not too shabby for a couple cans of spray paint and 12 knobs!