Saturday, September 17, 2011

~old wooden drawers transformed~

i've been wanting to work with some old wooden drawers for a while

but you know how it is when you're actually looking for something!

~it took a while~

i found this one at an antique mall, very ugly but i love how deep it is

{the pull was even uglier, believe me you don't want to see it}

painted it up with Annie Sloan chalk paint (ASCP)

"provence" on the outside, "paris gray" on the inside

buffed it up with clear wax

love the yellow of the sunflower against the blue...

added a sweet sparkly knob

old drawers are a practical (lots of space) and pretty way of storing or displaying things

~yup, i have a thing for blue canning jars~

wouldn't a drawer be great at a wedding filled with wedding favors or mason jars full of lemonade...


and after

this one was a curbside find, also very ugly

{by the way, i gave them a good scrubbing before painting started}

~i'm a bit picky that way~

anyway, this one i left with the decorative pull, sans the pull part

i think it adds a classy and interesting detail on the front of the drawer

this drawer is super wide and got the "old white" touch

repurposed drawers are great in a studio for storage, to display your linens, used to showcase goods for sale

~yup, i have a thing for vintage crystal doorknobs too~

and vintage linens...

 so before...

and after

i'd love to hear if any of you have transformed ugly old drawers

i'm still on the look out for old sewing machine drawers, they are the perfect size for desktop storage in a studio or workroom...

linking up to Take-a-look Tuesday
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Tuesday's Treasures


PS. These repurposed drawers will be coming with me to Fieldstone Vintage Market next week Saturday


Blondie's Journal said...

You did a wonderful job with the drawers...and creating the little vignettes in them! I collect old blue jars, too. This looks like a fun project. Love that glass knob!


WhiteWhispers2u said...

They look darling! I wish I had a place for some myself~Cheers Kim

Lady Pamela said...

Beautiful post. I was searching for sewing machine drawers, too but gave up and found some reproductions instead in Williams Lake. Then of course I found the drawers after. lol I guess I should have bought them anyway.

Vintage Home said...

HI ...These look great !
Love the colour!


Love the blue drawer, I also love vintage blue canning jars. Hugs Mary

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love old drawers, great job and the color is great! Of course add some fabulous blue jars and you have perfection!


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What a great idea and you're right - there are so many ways to use these! Love the white one especially!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Love them both. I must try some chalk paint. Glad we have a stockist near by!

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