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