We just moved into a new place.

I’d been saving for new place decor for about eight months, but we shot through that money (and then some) with FluterDog’s final hospital stay. Now we’re decorating on a negative budget. Now it’s all DIY.

We need 2-3 filing cabinets and are scouring FB marketplace. They’re all dank and beaten up, but they’re in our price range. Then I found this:


Naturally, as I was googling the best way to repaint a filing cabinet, I ended up down the rabbit hole of crafts.


This is my current obsession:

Ombre! Happy! Organized!

Am I crazy? Will this work? Will I end up with paint splats and brown smudges? Will I feel and look like I live in a kindergarten room?