Friday, October 26, 2012

Repurposed Drawer

I had come across a great re-purposed drawer project on Pinterest.  Of course I pinned it to my boards, but I couldn't get it out of my head.  And then, Holly from Holly's Stamping Addiction, took me to a local thrift store called Re-Store.  It's a local habitat for humanity store (you can find all sorts of cool items there).  They had a bunch of cabinet drawers of various sizes, colors and shabbiness.  I found a drawer I liked and took it home.  I wanted my drawer to look like the one I'd pinned to my boards.

After cleaning and sanding the drawer, it was ready to be transformed.  Could I turn this ugly duckling into a swan?

 I chose a lovely blue paint color.

And some great new hardware.  The small round drawer pulls screw on the bottom for the feet.

Then I distressed it everywhere.  Sanding all of that lovely blue paint completely off in some areas.

But I think the finished product turned out pretty awesome.  And it looks great in my dining room on the buffet.



  1. I love it - you really made it sparkle and come to life :) Great job!


  2. This turned out beautiful!



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