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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.
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What the drawers looked like before.
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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.
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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.
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I just hot glued the metal number to the top. The tacks that came with them were more for scrapbooking than wood.
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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

Got a question about this project?

  • Sherry Fram
    Sherry Fram Charleston, AR

    Love it! Love the napkins pattern & color! Great job!

  • Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey

    Wow! That was a score! Good for you. Love it when that happens. Exactly the reason I take a cruise through Ross, Home Goods, Marshalls, T J Maxx and even KMart. Thanks again!

  • Mary Coakley
    Mary Coakley Ireland

    Beautiful I like your wreath too.great job

  • MichelleB
    MichelleB Canada

    I love this idea! I've been looking at drawer designs for awhile and noticed my husband has put a dresser out to go to the dump as it is broken. Just texted him and asked if it is real wood lol. I may have to save the drawers!

  • Annette Hodge Steadham

    Great job! I did these years ago but used left over wallpaper.

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