Another old drawer made into a shelf

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Bought this big ole drawer at a salvage yard many years ago to use a a display ‘crate’, for which it served many years of gracious duty. Now that I’ve ‘evolved’ to using furniture to display on, it has sat in the storage shed for YEARS, awaiting a new mission. So, we decided to ‘gussy it up a bit’ and turn it into a shelf.

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Michael filled the hole where the knob used to be, and cut the shelf and two pieces of 2×4 to use as feet. The drawer front (shelf top) had glossy paint on it so I sanded that down for the new paint to adhere better. As always, I paint the piece BEFORE Michael assembles it. MUCH faster and easier to paint that way. Then I just have to touch up the paint a tad where the nail go in.

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How cute is that?!?!? I seem to be in the mood lately to leave painted items NOT distressed. But it could have easily been sanded a bit along the edges had I wanted the distressed look.

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Got any old drawers laying around that need a make over????

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  1. I came over from Better After. I am storing this in my to do file. So cute. I am a little green with envy over the hubby who can make all! Lucky duck

  2. […] very simple idea is to turn a drawer into a shelf, like this one from Trash 2 Treasure.  I think I would leave the feet off and hang it on a wall.  I could use just one, or […]

  3. […] very simple idea is to turn a drawer into a shelf, like this one from Trash 2 Treasure.  I think I would leave the feet off and hang it on a wall.  I could use just one, or hang them […]

  4. […] very simple idea is to turn a drawer into a shelf, like this one from Trash 2 Treasure.  I think I would leave the feet off and hang it on a wall.  I could use just one, or […]

  5. LOVE this idea! I think it could also be the start of a locomotive engine with it’s curved top drawers. Maybe even for outdoor play. In fact, at first glance, I thought it was going to be an outdoor house for toddlers! That would be fun too. Great job!


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