Shabby Chic Drawer Makeover

Joanne Miller
by Joanne Miller
6 Hours
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.
Joanne Miller
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  • Don1357287 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 LorriLJ on Mar 18, 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 Carol Cole on Nov 04, 2018

    what a wonderful ,beautiful idea. It is gorgeous.