Hello Amazing Friends! I’m back today sharing the makeover of a piece that has been in my garage for at least two years. I’m starting to sound like a broken record, right? I have been so good about working through my stash, and I am down to just a couple of furniture pieces, a bin of odds and ends, and this stack of goodies I pulled out from the depths during the big purge:
That drawer is what is up for a makeover today!
It came from a drop leaf table I found on Craig’s List. One of only two things I’ve ever bought from there. The table was selling for $25 which I thought was a steal, but when I got there to pick it up, it was in two pieces and needed serious repair. I didn’t know how to tell the seller I didn’t want it, so I brought it home.
Needless to say, I never repaired it, and I never bought another thing off of CL!
I did keep one of the top pieces and this lone drawer:
And here is what I did with it:
I have looked at this thing so many times trying to find a new purpose for it, and I finally did. After looking at it for the about the 100th time, it finally occurred to me that I could cut it, so before I thought about it too much, that’s what I did.
I had these jars that I found at the Target dollar spot a while back…
So I decided I would cut the drawer to fit them:
Yup I sure did cut that drawer right in two! I used my table saw. 🙂
Then I separated the pieces on the back end to get that back piece out:
Then I just used wood glue and my nailgun to put it back together.
The jars fit in it perfectly.
I used Dixie Belle paint in Fluff for this one. It has some serious coverage with only two coats! Love that.
The drawer front hangs over in the front, so I needed something to hold the back side up…
I just added a little block of scrap wood…hey, it does the job!
This would also be cute on a vanity holding toothbrushes, hairbrushes, etc, or for incoming mail!
That’s one less thing in that to-do pile! I’m actually going to need to go thrifting soon since I have hardly anything left…or better yet, yard saling!
Speaking of yard sales, on Thursday I’ll be sharing my favorite tips for hosting a successful yard sale:
With over 25 yard sales under my belt, I feel like a pro ha ha! Or you can just come look at the pictures and see what I was selling.
UPDATE: Check out my must dos for a successful yard sale HERE now! 🙂
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