Hello beautiful friends! I am so excited to be here on a Wednesday sharing two drawers repurposed for spring! 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…
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. Today, I would use Fluff by Dixie Belle.
I dug through my stash and found two pulls that worked great and my boxes were ready for a simple spring craft!
Drawers Repurposed for spring
They were now the perfect size to add a sweet spring arrangement to:
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:
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.
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 Michaels:
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! 🙂
And another peek at the other one…
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!
That’s all the pieces in my last thrift store haul officially finished!
You can see the rest of these makeovers at these links:
Don’t forget I’m joining some very talented ladies who are also sharing Spring craft ideas today!
Visit them at the links below!
I hope you enjoyed seeing some fun ideas for Spring!
I’ll see y’all 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!
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