Transform a Drawer Into Trendy Shelving
Sometimes I visualise an idea, fall in love with it, but it can then take months or even years before I make the idea a reality! For a couple of years I have been thinking about transforming a drawer into a shelf, I am so glad I have. The project is quick and easy to execute.
Start by unscrewing the drawer from its drawer runners and removing from old furniture, I used an old bedside table.
Cut a shelf to fit across the middle of your drawer, measuring for accuracy.
Prepare the surface for chalk paint. Sand with a fine grain sandpaper, then wipe down to remove any dust. Paint the sides and the shelf you have just made with chalk paint. Allow to dry, add a second layer if needed.
Roughly cut to size the wallpaper for lining the back. Place inside and finger fold and press. Cut along the fold so you have a good fit.
Apply an even layer of PVA glue to the back of the drawer. Add the wallpaper.
Using a cloth wipe all over the wallpaper to ensure there are no bubbles.
Once dry apply a top coat of PVA to protect the wallpaper.
Insert shelf and nail into position.
Finish the shelving unit with a coat of wax over the chalk paint.
The drawer shelf unit is perfect for many uses, in the bathroom, garden.
or your craft room...
To hang on the wall pre-drill holes through the back of the shelving unit, hold in position. Using a pencil mark through the holes, drill and insert raw plugs into the wall, finally screw the shelving unit into position.
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