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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

Got a question about this project?

  • Grandmasue10

    How very nice of you to put it in the spare bedroom. We often put a bed in there and forget about it. luv to you both.

    • Samantha
      Samantha South Africa

      Hello Kay. It means happy with or satisfied with. Thank you

  • Irene
    Irene Marina, CA

    I'm going to copy this idea for my bedroom. Thanks

    • Samantha
      Samantha South Africa

      Hello Irene. Post us a pic of the end result.

  • Mirna L
    Mirna L Yonkers, NY

    I'm going to try this! I love this idea 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

    • Samantha
      Samantha South Africa

      Hi Mirna. It was so easy and quick yet effective. Let us see your end result😀

  • Susana Braylan

    she really hates her mother-in-law

  • Lynette
    Lynette Virginia Beach, VA

    Very nice. I am going to try it.

    • Samantha
      Samantha South Africa

      Hi Lynette. I saw how they used drawers to make bedside cabinets in a recent post. They came out beautifully. So much that can be done with old drawers. Enjoy and post us a pic

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