Thursday, December 19, 2013

Drawers Turned Shelves

I  have a new project I've been working on lately and I've been using a lot of the stuff I have stored away in my basement. I am redoing one of my kids rooms trying to make room for our next baby that will be due in April. We had a bunk bed in this room previously. No one wanted to sleep on the top bunk, and I felt uncomfortable letting the little one up there. So we're starting from scratch and re-doing the whole room for two of the girls. I want to show each of the projects individually and then the whole room when it's complete.





  I found three drawers from a sewing cabinet at a resale shop I visit often. Whoever bought the sewing desk didn't want the drawers, so I got them for 5 dollars. I didn't know where I would put them but I thought they were cute and they definitely had potential. Here's what they looked like before:


  I tried homemade chalk paint for the first time. I used the recipe I found at  Elizabeth and Co. It was easy to follow and worked well for me. I used some paint that I got for free at Ace hardware.


I got them on the wall by drilling two holes horizontally for each drawer. To fill up the shelves I went downstairs to my stash of stuff I have collected from yard sales!


Since I liked how the chalk paint turned out I also painted an antique dresser I found late this fall at a yard sale. Hope you like this, see ya soon.
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15 comments:

  1. Genius! I love the color you chose for it! My fave ;) Visiting from House on the way linky, come visit me ;)
    Ursula at kraft&mint {modern crafts}
    http://kraftmint.com

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  2. How did you get the paint from Ace for free!?

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    1. Yes they had a special where you could try out their paint in a quart for free.

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  3. How did you get the paint from Ace for free!?

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    1. Every so often Ace has free paint weekend. You get one quart, your choice of color mixed! If you are an Ace Rewards member they send you the info!

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  4. go you happen to have an idea for a plain computer desk turned to vanity??

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  5. Such a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing on Twirl & Take a Bow! I'm pinning/sharing on Hometalk. Hope to see you again this week!

    - Brooke -

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  6. Awesome! I love this recycling idea! :-)

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  7. What a great look and a fabulous way to use old drawers! Love the color you've used on them too, it's so pretty.

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  8. I stained some wine crates and they are ready for my wall: would suggest D-rings, a sawtooth attachment or just plain old screws?

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    1. For the drawers I used long screws, but you could use the sawtooth attachments if you choose.

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  9. Your drawer shelves are adorable! You took a great find and made it your own and I love it!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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