Hello dear friends! I’ve got another makeover to share today from my last thrifting haul. Working through these pieces one by one has actually stopped me from thrifting until I get these all done. It is the best thing ever!
I shared a peek of today’s piece on Thursday:
I actually picked up two small drawers and two this size:
The furniture piece they came with must have been in very poor condition and so maybe they figured they could still make money on the drawers. For $6 for the bunch, I scooped them up! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use.
Also included in my last thrift store haul was this set of wood brackets I picked up for $1.98:
Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
To turn these brackets and one of the drawers into this really cute shelf??
Now this could totally be used for a functional shelf, but I actually hung it here in my office above our printer for another purpose…
It will now be holding extra printer paper! My youngest loves to draw and is always raiding my office for copy paper, so now it will be more convenient for him, although it won’t look as quite as cute just holding paper.
To create this one-of-a-kind drawer shelf, I first used these awesome staining cloths to stain the rest of the drawer where the wood was unfinished:
These dry super fast so I can get back to work quickly. I do this so that when I sand after painting, the dark wood color will show through. I painted the drawer and the brackets in my favorite white, Bit of Sugar by Behr made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.)
To attach the brackets to the drawer I first attached the brackets with wood glue, lining the brackets up at the very edge so I could use the hangers in them to hang the new shelf.
I wouldn’t normally wait for the glue to dry before following up with my railgun, but I did here just so they wouldn’t move on me since I needed to tip the drawer up.
I used my nailgun to drive a couple of nails into the thicker end of the brackets, from the inside of the drawer, and then I hammered in a couple of finishing nails to the smaller end since I didn’t have any shorter nailgun nails.
I lightly sanded all over with 220 grit sandpaper and then sealed the brackets and the drawer with Annie Sloan’s Clear Soft Wax. I hadn’t used that in a while and I forgot what a lovely finish the wax gives chalk painted pieces.
Then because the drawer was lined with that brown velvety lining, I needed to add something to cover it. Ya’ll are gonna be so proud of me…
Guess what I used?? Remember I saved the lattice that I removed from this cabinet:
Yep! I found just enough pieces that were the right length:
Then I used hot glue and my cordless glue gun to attach the pieces to the bottom of my drawer:
They worked perfectly!
So here is the finished drawer shelf again:
And a peek at the insides:
Those old lattice pieces worked out so well.
I reused the old knob, but added this decorative piece to the back of it:
The back piece was with another knob I purchased at Hobby Lobby years ago. Both got painted in the same white paint as the drawer and brackets.
A peek at the brackets…
I just love how this piece turned out and that I was able to use not one, but two of my thrifty finds from that haul!
I still have three more drawers to figure out, and a few more things from this haul, but that’s two more crossed off:
In the meantime, I’m working on this table to share with you on Thursday:
UPDATE: No need to come back! See how this table looks now HERE! 🙂
See the other makeovers I’ve already completed here if you missed them:
See ya Thursday!
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