Drawers Repurposed as Spring Arrangements

Hello beautiful friends! I am so excited to be here on a Wednesday! My lovely friend, Krista from The Happy Housie is hosting her Seasonal Simplicity tour again which means it is time to start thinking about Spring! Who’s ready for some warmer weather??

Today we are all sharing simple Spring projects!

Be sure to look for my friends’ projects at the bottom!

I am especially excited about today’s project because it means I can finally share what I did with these 99¢ drawers I picked up at the thrift store a couple of months ago:

I stared at them and stared at them but there was no way I could reimagine them in their current state. Plus the fronts were a bit offset as you can see below:

I decided that in addition to centering the front panels, I would also need to cut them down. I removed the front panels first by unscrewing them from the back.  I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love. 

Now enter my miter saw…I was a little bit nervous to cut these down, I’ll admit, since they are kind of tall for the saw, but I wanted a nice clean cut. I knew this saw could do that so I went for it anyway being as careful as possible…

The saw didn’t quite cut all the way through, so I had to use my handsaw to cut thought the rest of the way.

Then I cut a new back out of scrap luan…

And after sanding all the freshly cut areas of both the drawer and the new back piece with 220 grit sandpaper, I attached it with wood glue and small nails, and reattached the drawer front:

Now I had a cute box to play with. I did the other one the same way. Then I painted them both in my go-to white, Behr’s Bit of Sugar made into DIY chalk paint. (Recipe HERE.)

I dug through my stash and found two pulls that worked great and my boxes were ready for a simple Spring craft!

They were now the perfect size to add a sweet Spring arrangement to:

Drawers Repurposed as Spring Arrangements

Right??

Drawers Repurposed as Spring Arrangements

Now I am no floral arranging expert by any means, but these didn’t turn out half bad.

As much as I love real flowers, I hate spending money on something that is going to die. It might also have something to do with the fact that my old house had tons of fresh flowers to cut and bring in and enjoy all Summer and well into the Fall. We don’t have that luxury here, unfortunately.

So this is a great way to add a little Spring to your space without having to throw it out and replace it in a week or two.

The other drawer got pretty pink blooms:

Drawers Repurposed as Spring Arrangements

The pull on this one came from an old dresser that I couldn’t salvage. I was at least able to keep the pretty pulls. A little spray paint and this was perfect for this drawer.

Drawers Repurposed as Spring Arrangements

These arrangements were so simple to put together, and you don’t have to have an old drawer…you can use any cute container you can find, or even a teapot!

Both arrangements started with a floral foam block I picked up at Michaels:

I didn’t even glue these in place.

I used these clematis picks I found at Michaels also as the base for both:

They were part of their Spring florals and were 50% off. I paid $6 and one was enough for both arrangements.

I snipped four pieces off using my cutting pliers

And poked them willy nilly into the foam…

Then I used one of these bunches I picked up for $5 also at Micheals:

I cut the stems off of this one as well and started poking them in…

I continued adding them and adjusting the greenery until I got a look I liked:

So simple! Of course the drawer is the best part…that part would be more my specialty! 🙂

Drawers Repurposed as Spring Arrangements

 

Drawers Repurposed as Spring Arrangements

And another peek at the other one…

Drawers Repurposed as Spring Arrangements

I didn’t share how this one came together because I’ll be on FB LIVE in our Make it New FaceBook Group at 1:30 pm EST sharing it in real time! If you aren’t a member of our group already, it’s a place where we share nothing but repurposed and upcycled treasures. You can request to join HERE!

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who came to watch! If you missed it, you can catch the replay HERE, and watch me fumble my way through lol!

Drawers repurposed as Spring arrangements from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

That’s all the pieces in my last thrift store haul officially finished!

You can see the rest of these makeovers at these links:

$10 Thrift Store Wall Cabinet

80’s Towel Bar Shelf Repurposed

Weird Tote Makeover

Pretty Thrift Store Mirror Makeover

$2 Thrift Store Drawer Upcycle

Drop-Leaf Table Makeover

Thrift Store Picture Repurposed

Drawer Upcycle #2

Silver Tray Makeover

A Tale of Two Racks

Repurposed Drop Leaf

Don’t forget I’m joining some very talented ladies who are also sharing Spring craft ideas today!

Visit them at the links below!

The Happy Housie // Lolly Jane // Craftberry Bush
Inspiration for Moms // Rooms FOR Rent

Zevy Joy // Modern Glam // Hallstrom Home
A Pretty Life // Confessions of a Serial DIYer

Jenna Kate at Home // Life is a Party // Tatertots and Jello
Town and Country Living // Place of My Taste

Rambling Renovators // Home Made Lovely // The DIY Mommy // Sincerely, Marie Designs
Paint Me Pink // Amber Tysl

Southern State of Mind // This is Our Bliss // Tauni Everett
Finding Silver Pennies // Clean & Scentsible

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing some fun ideas for Spring!

I’ll see ya’ll back here tomorrow with my Furniture Fixer Upper friends sharing what I did with this coffee table:

UPDATE: See how this coffee table looks now HERE

XO,

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  1. Really lovely 🙂 I’ve seen these also put on walls to hold bibs and bobs. So many uses.

  2. ColleenB.~ Tx. says

    How Clever. I never would had thought about cutting the drawers in 1/2.. Such a great idea for some of them long, narrow drawers that I have laying around. How cute these would be down the center of my dining room table or used to put a pot of herb plants in.
    Thanks 2 U, I can now get to work on the drawers that I have here. :-)Thank You

    • Thanks, Colleen!! I was having a hard time coming up with an idea for these and I kept coming back to the idea of cutting them down, so I just went with it. These would be perfect for your dining table! Have fun with yours! XOXO

  3. Christina in SW FL says

    Christy, I adore the new size of the boxes!! Of course the white is perfect. 🙂 The flowers look perfect in them. Way to go!!!

  4. Janice Holt says

    Such cute boxes and it is always good to see something for spring. We had 9 days of rain last week here in Northwest Alabama and flooding so it was refreshing to see something that was not gloomy.

  5. Love the repurposed draws. I think the pulls you chose are perfect.

  6. Oh my Christy!!! 😊😊😊
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE ❤️❤️❤️ these little cubbies!
    Can’t wait to find a few of these to redo! I actually passed by a bathroom vanity out on the roadside with drawers just down the road from us last week, my hubby was with me and I knew he would have a hubby fit if I made him stop so I could pick up the drawers! Lol

  7. Mary Kaiser says

    Totally love how those turned out, they are so beautiful!! So glad you finished working through the rest of your 1st stash. You are the most creative person that I know, ever!!!

    • Thanks, Mary! I too am so excited that I finished these final pieces from the first haul. You are always so sweet to me and I appreciate you so much! XOXO

  8. sharon austin says

    So cute! They looked like little sewing drawers but maybe not.Anyway, I’m on the hunt for little drawers now! LOL

  9. I love how these turned out! What a great way to reuse drawers.

  10. Wow! Such a cute project- and would look beautiful styled on a bookshelf as well, wouldn’t it? These would also make great little “planters” for gifts, too. Brilliant, as always Christy. So glad you could join in today’s hop!

    • Thanks so much, Krista! These would be perfect on a bookshelf…they are the perfect size for that. Thanks for hosting such a fun hop and inviting me to join, my friend! XOXO

  11. Patricia Wilson says

    Wow, you are a woman that has tools and knows how to use them. I love your distressed looks and what you do with your finds. Bet you are a “wheeler/dealer and get them for practically nothing.

    • Yeah, girl! I didn’t always know what to do with those tools, but I eventually got tired of waiting for my Hubby ha ha! Unfortunately around here there isn’t much wheeling and dealing you can do at our thrift stores, but I do seem to sniff out the deals! Thanks so much Patricia! XOXO

  12. Oh my gosh, too cute!! I want one!! Wish I lived closer!!! You have such great vision. Thx for sharing.

  13. I genuinely had my doubts that you could make these junky drawers into anything worth saving, but hats off to you, madame! I would buy those in any shop today. In fact, they would be a wonderful floral shop surprise delivery for anyone with a simple jar or vase & live flowers. Christie, your ingenuity and creativity never ceases to amaze me!

    • I am so glad I was able to surprise you, Cyndy! And yes, these would be lovely holding a jar of fresh flowers as well! Thank you so much!! XOXO

  14. I love how you redid this piece! It was so creative of you to make it a planter!

  15. these are so cute! now to find an old dresser to do this DIY! xoxo

  16. Truly enjoy your posts, really cute project!

  17. Marcie Lovett says

    So cute now! And I’m guessing we’ll see the backs of the drawers used for something else? 😁

  18. What a cute project! I don’t know if I would have though to cut the drawers in half!

  19. Brenda Johnson says

    The drawers are so dang cute! Before I saw what you did with them, I imagined them hanging on a wall. Just love everything you do!

  20. Those drawers are so sweet. I never would have thought to do that to the drawers. My fav is the white/green floral one.

  21. Mariele Storm says

    They look adorable!
    By the way… you can get those same foam blocks at Dollar Tree. I use them all the time for my floral arrangements! Like you, I hate to spend money on something I’ll have to replace so quickly.

  22. This is adorable! I need to keep my eye out for an old dresser now! I pinned it 🙂

    xoxo

  23. Cecilia from Georgia says

    Girl! you need to start a reality show!! Your ideas can be copied and I like that. The little drawers are perfect for so many uses. I found a little drawer that was off the cabinet of my first sewing machine. It’s solid wood and I am going to turn it into a cute container like these. Thanks for such a clever idea!! XOXO

    • Aww you are too sweet, Cecilia, thank you! Your drawer is probably much prettier than these started out! Have fun with it! XOXO

  24. Awwww, so cute! Love it and would look so nice at my place!!!! Wink!

  25. Debra A Wise says

    Gosh Christy, these little drawers are just the cutest! Love, love them. Another great job!

  26. Both came out beautiful. The scraping/antiquing added a lot to the vintage effect.

  27. Those are seriously cute! Love how they turned out!

  28. Oh Wow! That is amazing, Lady! I’d have never guessed you made it out from a drawer! Pinned!

  29. I love everything you do and save most to pinterest to refer to later. These boxes are wonderful. I thought you should know that the clematis at Michael’s is not available online nor in my two local stores and it adds such a distinct unique flavor to your arrangements (and I keep planting it in my yard!). But I have a question for you — is it not possible to cut your box as far as possible on your miter saw, then flip it over and continue the cut from the back? I haven’t used one so please let me know. Thanks.

    • Thank you so much, Pam! It’s a shame it has sold out. They carried this same stem last spring as well, so if you don’t have my luck finding it this year, be on the look out next year! As for cutting the drawers, the miter saw only missed cutting all the way through by about a half an inch, so it was easier to just go the rest of the way with the hand saw. XOXO

  30. ooo…this is so awesome! I love it.!

  31. ColleenB.~ Tx. says

    Seen this and immediately you came to mind. 🙂
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/856246947881919586/

  32. Your drawers are adorable. I love how you made them smaller, and made them white. So sweet.

  33. Oh, thank you for linking up at Homestyle Gathering, Christy! These are probably one of my fave projects you have done. So smart, and so pretty!

  34. How beautiful! I would be delighted if you would come over and link up this post at Thursday Favorite Things! The party is live now through Saturday at midnight EST.

    Happy spring!
    https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/anticipating-spring-at-thursday-favorite-things/#comment-4142

  35. Thanks for sharing with us at TFT! I am happy to feature you at this week’s party. I hope you will link up again with us. Have a great weekend!
    https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/welcoming-spring-at-thursday-favorite-things/

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