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Drawer Shadow Box Shelves

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If you've been following along with us on our blog or here on Hometalk, you'll know the last furniture reclaim we did was our dining buffet - AND you'll know that we removed the top drawers. Well, you didn't think we'd let them go to waste, did you? ;)
Time: 2 Hours Cost: $5 Difficulty: Medium
  • repurposed drawers to shadow box shelves, living room ideas, organizing, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas
Unlike the buffet, however, the drawers weren't completely solid wood. Three of four sides were. So I painted them up with some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and placed the ugly ends together, securing them with mending plates on the back side.
  • repurposed drawers to shadow box shelves, living room ideas, organizing, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas
With some decorative paper and decoupage, I lined the bottom of the drawers for a fun pop of pattern and texture. Then to disguise the 'ugly ends' I stained a piece of wood trim and secured it to the middle of my 'shelf'.
  • repurposed drawers to shadow box shelves, living room ideas, organizing, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas
Then, I spent what felt like hours trying to decide *exactly* where to put them! We secured them using small white brackets and dry wall screws and anchors.
  • repurposed drawers to shadow box shelves, living room ideas, organizing, repurposing upcycling, shelving ideas
And there you have it! Our up-cycled drawer shadow box shelves! I love the added depth they give our new living room gallery wall. For more on this project and others, visit our blog! www.diypassion.com - Thanks so much for reading! (And happy up-cycling!)

To see more: http://halifaxbloggers.ca/diypassion/2015/01/26/upcycled-drawer-shelves-january-diy-challenge/

Got a question about this project?

  • PRRG
    PRRG Ipswich, MA

    What a great idea! It looks great !

  • Uae--women

    Nice ,love the bake paper
    And this is mian
    And still working on the rest of bunch

    • Sandra Walker
      Sandra Walker Charlotte, NC

      @ @Uae--women You have such a cute and lovely craft room. I absolutely love your little pails that are hanging under your shelf.

  • Robby Treichel
    Robby Treichel Arlington, WA

    I love it! You turned the drawers a different direction than I would have thought to do, so the fronts are actually more noticeable on the sides. I don't care for the pattern you picked for the backing, yet it looks great on your wall. Only thing

  • Dianne Greer
    Dianne Greer Lincolnton, NC

    Love it! But it's not herringbone, that's a houndstooth pattern! Just saying!

  • Gail Laurane Lewis

    What caught my eye was the painting/print by Audrey Young Oppel. I went to school with her and as soon as I saw it I knew you had to be Canadian! Nice job, btw!

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