Friday, April 8, 2011

Drop Your Drawers

...or pick them up to make a few fun things.  I made these two projects at my job at the Antique Barn.  Sorry, these are quick photos I took, they aren't staged all cute.  I started with 2 fabulous older, solid drawers.  I sanded then some, to get some of the crusty stuff off, but tried to leave some of the crackle finish that was oh so drool worthy.  I painted 1 yellow and one white.

To the yellow one I added legs painted grey.  I first glued the legs to make attaching them easier.  When the glue was good and dry, I used 2 long screws through the drawer bottom to secure them.  I then made a barnwood top that I brushed some yellow and grey on.  I added two boards to the inside lid to keep the lids secure and so they don't slide around.  Sanded and stained everything and ended up with a great little side table with storage, perfect size for next to a couch.


I added a barnwood top to this one too and a rusty handle and casters.  I could see this under a coffee table, great storage piece.


Find more fun ideas at Funky Junk Interiors! and at Shanty 2 Chic! and at Tatertots and Jello!

21 comments:

  1. This is an awesome table! So unique and creative!

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  2. Love, love, love it. So clever. I'm wondering how you attached the legs; it can be hard to keep them from wobbling. Gotta have one!

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  3. Great table! Love it...I have been browsing your blog and now I'm a follower...I hope you will visit my blog, I am having a Easter Giveaway...hop on over, Tiff from The Cranky Queen

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  4. How adorable, Becky! I really love the yellow one!

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  5. They both look fab, you've done a great job!

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  6. I have one word for this project. Clever!....Oh, I see that someone else said that. Oh well....it is clever. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. LOVE that table!!! What an awesome idea. I might have to go prowl my barn to see if I have the stuff to do that. :-)

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  8. Great idea! I love the table one.

    Holly

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  9. Very pretty! I love the distressing and the cute pulls.

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  10. What a creative gal you are, Becky! I just adore this idea! I have had a couple old drawers sitting in my basement that I saved for who knows what. Now I know! lol! Thanks for sharing! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  11. Very creative! They both look great.

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  12. How crafty! I always love seeing projects that give old, unusable items new life. LOve the table, im sure u will enjoy it for many years...ur latest follower, Bonnie

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  13. Such a great little table! Love it :)

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  14. This is such a darling idea!I love it! Now, if only I could look as cute when someone adds paint, glaze and sands away! Love them both! Thanks so much for the inspiration!! have a wonderful weekend!

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  15. Love, love, love it! Such a clever idea! :)

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  16. So so so.. cute.. great ideal.. now I have to go out and find some drawers.. thanks for your wonderful ideals..

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  17. cool table. GREAT IDEA! Repurposing is SOO green. love it. I would love to have you link it up at our link party going on now.
    Amy
    www.SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

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