Hello sweet friends! Today I am back with one more item from my pile of goodies I scored on my last day of thrifting…another one of these drawers:
I found four drawers in all that day that came from a piece of furniture that couldn’t be salvaged I guess. No problem, I scooped them right up. The problem is, once you get them home, what do you do with them? It’s hard to come up with new and clever ways to use old drawers and so there they sit. Am I right?
Not this time though because I am determined to work through every last piece that came home with me that day!
Here is what I dreamed up for this drawer:
Now it has a whole new life as a cute storage piece!
This could be used for jewelry or remotes or office supplies or makeup or paper or mail or whatever! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
Any guesses as to what I built the box out of?
Did you guess one of the leaves I removed from the drop-leaf table?
Then you would be right!
I busted out just about every saw I own it seems to create this seemingly simple box:
Sure I can make a simple box…no problem! Remind me to never attempt a furniture build from scratch because I am afraid it would do me in! It’s harder than it sounds to get everything cut perfectly even and level.
I did eventually get the pieces I needed cut though:
Then I decided to give the top of the box a little stencil detail:
You can find this stencil HERE. I used spray adhesive to hold the stencil in place and gave it three coats of chalk paint with a small brush. After removing the stencil, I filled in the gaps that give it away as a stencil, using a liner brush.
When everything was completely dry, I sealed with Annie Sloan’s Clear Soft Wax.
For the drawer, I decided last minute to use a different pull and filled in the hole in the front using wood filler. This is one of my favorite pulls from Hobby Lobby:
Remember these drawers had that cheap brown velvet-ish liner before? I covered that with this pretty frenchy print fabric instead (started out as curtains!), using matte Mod Podge and a chip brush to attach it like a glue:
To finish it off, I added these sweet tiny feet I picked up at Hobby Lobby:
I wish they were just a tad larger, but they still add a sweet detail. Here are some larger ones just like them that I found on Amazon.
I am thrilled that I found another use for one of those drawers and for one of the leaves from my table!
I had a couple of requests for the silver tray to be next in line, so silver tray it is! I’ll be back with this pretty tray on Tuesday!
And then I only have a couple of projects left to share!
UPDATE: See how this tray turned out now HERE!
If you missed any of these makeovers, you can find them linked below:
Time to go shopping again! Have a great weekend and stay warm!! 😀
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