Παρασκευή, Αυγούστου 22, 2008
Next in the nursery/ baby madness theme - a bit of IKEA hacking. We wanted the yellows and the light blues as a base for the room and craved a yellow wardrobe made of solid wood against a light blue wall. Yellow wardrobes are hard to find so we knew that we would eventually have to come up with some DIY.
We found this closet from IKEA, but the solid wood version was available only in black. Nothing
a few hours of labor out in the heatwave won't fix.
We also needed wood lacquer that would have low or 0% VOC and we used the same company we painted our new house in. Auro has a great selection of products, all fully natural and with practically no nasty chemical odors. When we finished painting the house it smelled of oranges and cucumber. An odd combination, but also extremely pleasing knowing that it is all natural and there will be no airborne nasties from the paint.
The only problem was that pure yellow was not supplied as it is apparently not available in nature. So we got yellow and ochre to mix together until we got a nice light yellow tone. A bit of a deviation in the theme but you have to be flexible.