I'd picked the drawer up from a skip (dumpster) a few months ago, just because I liked the blue handle.
Create Super Cute Wall Storage From An Old Drawer
I needed just a little extra wall storage in my bathroom. I just couldn't find any cabinets that I liked. They were all rather boring also I'd rather spend my money on something else. I'd already made some cute plant shelves with wood slices (see here).
I then had a little Eureka moment, when I realized I could transform an old drawer I had kicking around in my shed.
I also liked the chippy cream paint on the front of the drawer. Therefore I just cleaned the front and the handle up with soap and water and left them as they were.
I then sanded the rest of the drawer.
To give the drawer an antique look I then coated the bare wood with a dark antique furniture wax.
To protect the chippy front of the drawer I used a clear furniture wax.
Do add interest to my drawer I decoupaged the base with some gorgeous graphic whale paper I had found on Amazon.
Cavallini makes other nautical themed papers with fish, shells, and lobsters if you want to try something different.
I cut the paper to size and used mod podge to stick it down. I then sealed the paper with another layer of mod podge to protect it.
I then made a shelf for the cupboard. I just used a scrap piece of wood which I cut to size and painted blue.
To fix the shelf to the inside of the drawer I just used picture eyelets.
If you need a few more detailed instructions you will find them on my blog link at the end.
I love how my little wall shelf/cupboard turned out. To fix it to my bathroom drawer I just used for wall screws in each corner.
I love how my upcycled draw cupboard looks in my bathroom. It certainly adds a bit of interest and gives it more character as well as being handy.
I love using vintage graphic gift wrap in my upcycles. You should check out the Ikea Lamp I hacked with some map gift wrap it is one my most popular projects ever.
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