Drawer Front Repurposed

Amazing, incredibly kind friends…I am SO eternally grateful for every one of you. After the unexpected loss of Lucy last week (you can read more about it HERE), I really needed to take a moment. I have to tell you that your support, stories of loss, and sweet words helped me more than I can ever express, so THANK YOU. This experience made me realize that ya’ll are so more than just sweet people that read my blog, you are my blog family!

We are doing much better now. Lyla is still doing well, although we are being cautious. Snuggling on her has really helped as well.

I’m ready to get back at it so I’m back today with the second project from my new Fall haul, this drawer front that came off of another dresser we got from Hubby’s Grandma:

The dresser wasn’t in the best shape when we got it and had quite a bit of mold growth on it that we didn’t realize it had, so I ended up just keeping this drawer front and the hardware.

The wood pattern was actually kind of pretty before, but I decided to paint it because I just can’t help myself! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.

I went gray this time using a 50/50 mix of Dixie Belle Manatee and Cotton:

Dixie Belle Manatee mixed 50/50 with Cotton

I grabbed my favorite tape for adding stripes, FrogTape for delicate surfaces, and striped this one in vertical stripes:

Adding stripes with paint and frog tape

See HERE how I measure out my stripes…it uses zero math! I gave each stripe two coats of Dixie Belle CottonDixie Belle Cotton and then pulled the tape off while the paint was still wet.

I sanded lightly sanded with 220 grit sandpaper and sealed with Dixie Belle’s Clear Coat in Satin using their sponge applicator. (See how I apply it HERE.)

Clear Coat in Satin by Dixie Belle is my favorite way to seal painted projects.

Any ideas what I’m doing with it yet?

My first idea was to add a hook to each side and add HERS  above one and ALSO HERS above the other. I thought it would make a fun towel holder for the single girl or for the married girl that has a lot of crap (like me) to hang up.

But after placing the hooks, there wasn’t a ton of room to add the wording. I still used the hooks that I had painted in Cotton, but I also found a few more pieces of hardware that I had removed from another project (free!) and gave them a couple of coats of Cotton as well. I used the end of my putty knife to add some distressing…

You could totally use spraypaint here, but I like the texture of the chalk paint and it distresses easily.

Then I added them to my drawer front to make a one-of-a-kind necklace organizer:

Necklace organizer made from an old drawer front from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

 

Necklace organizer made from an old drawer front from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

These hooks that I used came from Hobby Lobby and are super affordable:

Necklace organizer made from an old drawer front from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

They started out dark before I painted them.

Necklace organizer made from an old drawer front from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

The other small hardware pieces are quite pretty, but it’s hard to see any of that detail head-on:

Necklace organizer made from an old drawer front from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

These were a lucky find in my stash and didn’t cost me anything!

This is a great way to keep all those necklaces from getting tangled and can easily be hung in a bedroom, closet, or even on a door using heavy duty command hooks to hang it.

Necklace organizer made from an old drawer front from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

Necklace organizer made from an old drawer front from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

You could even add a few dangly earrings if you like:

Necklace organizer made from an old drawer front from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

Necklace organizer made from an old drawer front from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

This was a super simple project you could do even just using a piece of 1X6, or you could use an old cabinet door as well.

Necklace organizer made from an old drawer front from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

That’s three pieces done!

See how I combined the footboard and shelf HERE if you missed it.

I’ll be back with my Furniture Fixer Upper team on Thursday sharing what I did with this dresser AND sharing an unconventional way to remove those pesky odors that second-hand furniture sometimes comes with:

Stay tuned!!

UPDATE: See the update I gave this dresser HERE now!

XOXO,

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Comments

  1. Wow the things you can do to make a piece of wood look so beautiful, and useful! I am glad your other sweet kitty is doing so well and that your back in the saddle again!! I am looking forward to seeing how you redo the dresser!

  2. ColleenB.~Tx. says

    adorable jewelry holder

  3. Christina in SW FL says

    Very cute and creative use of the drawer fronts Christy! Perfect colors. 🙂
    Snuggles to Lyla.
    xoxo Christina

  4. Really sweet and hooks have SO many uses. Have a great week.

  5. Love how this turned out! Can I ask for more detail about how you hang it on the wall? Your email is one I look forward to every week. Thank you!

  6. My heart goes out to you. Hugs! ♡♡ And I adore this new creation you have here. Beautiful!

  7. Cecilia from Georgia says

    I’m sure Grandma would be proud! Love how the drawer front turned out! The Giveaway is not opening for me😭. It says it is over. I did get a couple of entries in so I do have a chance to win! Thanks for having it.

    • Thank you, Cecilia! I just saw that the contest had ended…bummer, but glad you got some entries in! I will be drawing a winner today…good luck!! XOXO

  8. sharon austin says

    I like it! I like how you used two different style knobs……not too shabby! LOL

  9. Michelle McDonald says

    Love this idea! Lightbulb moment…7 hooks for 7 days…a different SET of jewelry to match different outfits…one for each day of the week! For the girl on the go, no thinking required …grab and go!
    Glad to hear your sweet kitty is doing good! Hopefully you are as well! I look forward to your next piece….

  10. Love how you repurposed that drawer front!!!

  11. Cheryl Atkinson says

    Christy, losing a pet is like losing a family member. i have had to say goodbye to one of my rescue dogs. I had to put her to sleep because she was so sick and suffering. That, my friend is not something i want to do again.
    Now, for this jewelry organizer. That is freaking cute as can be!!! I will definitely purchase these hooks off of your affiliate link right now. I have the perfect piece of scrap wood to use. I don’t know what i would do without you!!!
    Thank you thank you thank you!

    • Losing a pet really is so hard and I’m sorry you had to go through that as well. Glad you like the jewelry rack! Hobby Lobby has the best hardware!! Thank YOU!! XOXO

  12. Amazing to me, Christy, your creativity with a piece of wood! This one is lovely – but that photo of your son on the beach when he was so little gets to me every time I see it! 🙂 Your boys aren’t so little anymore – watching them grow has been fun. You really are such a blessed woman – thanks so much for sharing your life and talents with us! Keep hugging on sweet little Lyla – that will help your heart to heal. XO

    • You are so sweet, Patty! Thank you! My boys are growing up so fast. We did a college tour this past weekend for my oldest…what?? I love that photo as well… it lives here in my office. Lyla might be tired of me snuggling on her lol, but I just can’t help myself! XOXO

  13. The jewelry hangers are sooooo pretty and the stripes are perfection. It is pretty enough to hang above Megan Markles dressing table. She could use one of the hangers to hold the matching bracelets that she and Harry have. Christy, Love 💕 Love ❤️ Love 💗 your blog.

    • Thank you SO much, Shirley! I bet she has a ton of beautiful jewelry…it would be interesting to see how she stores it all! XOXO

  14. Hey, one less drawer front in the landfill is….one less!!! Yay for the win!!! I am all for that.
    Still sorry about Lucy. Have you thought about getting another kitty ? I have had two that were not related but close in age and they became best buds. They are a lot of fun to watch how they interact and keep each other company when your not home.

    • That’s right…you know I will save as much as I can! We have to take Lyla back to the rescue shelter this Saturday as she has a shot due that was included in the fee. I told my Hubby I can’t be held accountable for what I bring home with me lol…they are making me go right where all those precious kitties are! So…we’ll see! I’d like her to have a buddy! XOXO

  15. LOVE it! There is no end to your creative talent!

  16. Debbie in TX says

    So glad to hear that you are doing better! The jewelry organizer is a wonderfully useful piece, and I love the mixture of different types of hooks for a custom style. Using the putty knife for distressing the hooks was an interesting idea.
    Hugs to you and Lyla : )

  17. Beautiful save, Christy and lovely idea for keeping necklaces from being a tangled mess! Those are my two favorite hooks from Hobby Lobby.

  18. Well, if that isn’t the prettiest drawer front salvage… I love the hooks!

  19. Hi Christy, I’m in the middle of making this great project. I’ve painted the exact same hooks from Hobby Lobby with chalk paint and they are rusting or bleeding through the paint. Please help!

    • Oh no! If these get wet, they will rust. Is your paint really thin? Try spraying priming them first. Hopefully that will help! If that doesn’t work, let me know and we can try something else! XO

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