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Repurposing Old Drawers

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My original idea was to put these Repurposing drawers up as shelves in a bare spot outside the bathroom. And so I started my project....
Time: 2 Hours Difficulty: Easy
  • repurposing old drawers
I cleaned the drawers and gave them a light sand as the one drawer had lacquer on it.
  • repurposing old drawers
I chose this off cut material for the backing and 2 contrasting pink Chalk paints. I used the darker one for the under and the lighter pink as the top coat.
  • repurposing old drawers
  • repurposing old drawers
I measured the back and cut the material to fit. I glued it in with gel medium. I used vinegar to rub down where I wanted the darker pink to show.
  • repurposing old drawers
When finished with the project I realised the pink was too much of a contrast for the blue and Grey bathroom. So decided to use them as shelves in my mum in laws room for her CD's and books. Although I didn't use it for the original idea, I like it in its new position.

Material I used for this project:

  • Chalk paint and sealer, material of choice and gel medium

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  • Aspadistra Pronk
    Aspadistra Pronk United Kingdom
    on Jan 4, 2017

    Looks lovely. :)

    • Samantha
      Samantha South Africa
      on Jan 4, 2017

      Hi. Thank you, I think it was more of an excuse to use the material馃槂

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Jan 4, 2017

    Very creative! They ARE lovely!

  • Hillela G.
    Hillela G.
    on Jan 4, 2017

    It came out beautiful! I love the two toned!

    • Samantha
      Samantha South Africa
      on Jan 4, 2017

      Thank you Hillela, luckily I could use it elsewhere as the colors were waaaay too pink for the bathroom entrance.

  • J FITZGERALD
    J FITZGERALD San Diego, CA
    on Jan 5, 2017

    Wonderful project and so very nice of you to think of your mum in law.

    • Samantha
      Samantha South Africa
      on Jan 5, 2017

      Hello and thank you. We get on very well.

  • Heather
    Heather United Kingdom
    on Jan 6, 2017

    It looks really good. Clever idea :)

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