Shabby Chic Drawer Makeover

$20
6 Hours
Medium

I picked up this art drawer for $3 from a thrift store. I gave it a shabby chic makeover and added small legs. It is now a handy drawer for sewing bits and pieces.
I glued some door knobs to the bottom of the drawers for legs and glued a faux pearl into the indent in the drawer knobs. I gave the drawers a coat of white primer/sealer and then a couple of coats of flat Antique White USA paint... I sanded it back a bit to give it a shabby feel.
I found some vintage sewing prints on Pinterest and printed them and used matt Mod Podge to attach them to the drawers. When the Mod Podge was completely dry I used a flat water based clear polyurethane to paint the drawers.
I now have a cute drawer for my sewing needs.

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  • Don1357287
    on Mar 16, 2015

    Where did you get the case to hold the drawers ?? How does the bottom drawer slid in and out with the legs on it ?

    • LorriLJ
      on Mar 19, 2019

      The art drawers are already in a box/case. Gluing legs on the bottom won't affect the ability of the drawers to slide. ☺

  • Carol Cole
    on Nov 4, 2018

    what a wonderful ,beautiful idea. It is gorgeous.

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