Repurposed Drawer

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Repurposed Drawer     

A while back I bought a drawer at the Restore (Habitat for Humanity).  I was a vintage drawer that I bought for the pull.  The drawer has a gorgeous old brass pull.  When I got it home it went into the dark hole I call the garage.  When I found it while beginning to have my annual spring/summer garage cleaning I loved it all over again.  I decided instead of removing the pull I would make a repurposed drawer. One of the reasons I want to make a repurposed drawer out of this one was the dovetail finish of the drawer.  I can’t get enough of it. Also the wood has such a great finish.  That is except for the drawer face.


 The veneer was peeling on the drawer face.  I peeled off all the loose veneer.  The surface even after sanding was very rough.  I decided to camouflage the area with some painted stripes.  The color of the stripes inspired me consider using a map to decorate the drawer.    


I chose my two favorite colors to accent the top of this drawer.  I like stripes and these are perfect for the project.


                                          At this point I went garage diving again and found a piece of metal that fit the drawer perfectly.  My drawer was now going to become a magnet board.  I thought the metal was too stark and I wanted to tone it down.  


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 To tone down the metal I decided to decoupage a map on it.  The map will also be great with the stripes on top. I used Mod Podge to attach the  map to the sheet metal.

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 I also had these buckets that were the perfect size to sit on the shelf that was really the bottom of the drawer.

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These small buckets will be perfect to fill with pens, pencils, sissors and other crafting supplies.  I may use one for mailing supplies such as stamps.






These are three good views of my repurposed drawer.  I think I am going to use it on the built in desk in the kitchen.  

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