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Upcycled Wood Drawer

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I was getting ready to toss my boys wooden desk but when I pulled the drawers out they said "keep me." I could see potential for an upcycle! I've seen people ModPodge paper napkins to wood and then sand it down for a distressed look and I had some napkins leftover from my baby shower that I loved! The desk drawers where the perfect small project to try ModPodging napkins to wood.
What the drawers looked like before.
Leftover napkins from my baby shower. I opened them up and cut enough to cover the back of the drawer. I painted the whole thing white first and stained the bottom shelf a little darker than the original color. Once everything was dried I used ModPodge to glue the napkins to the back of the drawer. The little metal number is from Hobby Lobby, they sell them as a package.
I added a glass jar with flowers to the inside but you can add anything! Change it out for each season, add a picture or put hooks inside to hang little things.
I just hot glued the metal number to the top. The tacks that came with them were more for scrapbooking than wood.

Material I used for this project:

  • Wood, paint, napkins, stain, ModPodge

To see more: http://camelotartcreations.blogspot.com/2015/06/upcycled-drawer-to-shadow-box.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Melba Jean Dobson
    Melba Jean Dobson
    on Sep 6, 2016

    turned out perfect & love your wreath ! coffee filters ?

    • Desiree G
      Desiree G Orlando, FL
      on Sep 6, 2016

      Thanks! Yes it is:) I made with my boys, easy project for kids.

  • Vickie Ratliff
    Vickie Ratliff Morris, IL
    on Sep 6, 2016

    I used the wrapping paper from my baby shower gifts to line the drawers of his chest after my son was born.

  • Kathy
    Kathy New Milford, CT
    on Sep 9, 2016

    A great idea to hang necklaces in.

  • Rita giordano
    Rita giordano Bronx, NY
    on Sep 9, 2016

    What a cute idea that is. Also love the curtains.

  • Sandy Slade
    Sandy Slade
    on Sep 9, 2016

    Nice ,I loved the cabinet with drawers in as well. Please show us what you did with the cabinet. Thanks

    • Desiree G
      Desiree G Orlando, FL
      on Sep 9, 2016

      Hi Sandy, I hate to say it went in the trash. It was a desk side piece of an old bunk bed. I tried giving the whole thing away for 3 weeks, so when no one wanted it I kept the drawers to upcycle.

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