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....
I cleaned the drawers and gave them a light sand as the one drawer had lacquer on it.
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.
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.
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.
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  • Ma theresa
    on Feb 13, 2017

    do you have any idea how to so a costume for a children"s story the ant and the grasahopper?

    • 62q10370829
      on Dec 30, 2017

      The ant & grasshopper question. Paint them in green & tan look for scrape book paper in that subject to glue on back of drawer or look on google to see if you can find a print. Good luck.
  • Socrgram
    on Sep 23, 2017

    The front of the drawe are thicker and higher than the other three sides. How did you compensate?
  • Carol
    on Dec 31, 2017

    nice work. i really like the two pinks. can you give me the names of these two colors. thanks,, carolann

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