tag: drawers

from this to that

June 20, 2011

happy monday, friends! how was your weekend? today i have simple project for you. a silverware tray and thrifted drawer turned into two shelves perfect for extra organization!

learn how to make your own paneer cheese at home with @AshleyPahl!  http://www.goinghometoroost.com/2011/seasonal-recipes/diy-cheese-homemade-paneer/

after we moved, i ended up with this extra silverware tray and a random drawer that i quickly repurposed into the organizational pieces you see here. it was simple! for the tray, i removed the dividers using a hammer, then i spray painted both of the pieces white. second, i cut some pretty paper to fit inside each sectiona exactly and mounted them with spray adhesive. third, just add some picture hanging wire to the back of it and you’re ready to hang it!

diy shelving

what do you think? i also considered using it as a jewelry organizer, by adding little hooks to hang necklaces on.

in this picture: diy magnet strip. art by katie daisy.

learn how to make your own paneer cheese at home with @AshleyPahl!  http://www.goinghometoroost.com/2011/seasonal-recipes/diy-cheese-homemade-paneer/

happy organizing!

 

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before and after: computer desk

thifted. ugly. brown. old. veneer. $20.

before and after: computer desk

functional. pretty. sturdy. revived. teal!

  • -chair is an antique find made form an old trough.
  • -blanket, picture frames and both lamps are thrifted.
  • -the map is of colorado springs (macvan maps; $10) (borders are a piece of molding from the hardware store that i spray painted black and stapled to the map to for easy hanging).
  • top picture is a piece of silk that i couldn’t turn down at the fabric store- so i framed it!

before and after: computer desk

i refinished the desk by starting with a really good primer that would adhere to shiny surfaces (without sanding).  then, i painted it using two coats of teal latex paint.  once dry, i hit all the corners with a sander to give it that ‘new but old’ look and applied a stain to the entire surface (minwax, ebony).  after wiping off the stain and letting it dry, i topped it off with two coats of enamel.  it sounds like a lot, but i was done in two afternoons- and that was just because i had to let things dry!

before and after: computer desk

i lined the drawers with this pretty handmade paper (from the local art store) using permanent spray adhesive on the bottom and a polyurethane top coat to keep it from getting stained, scratched or torn.

before and after: computer desk

(i had to make at least one drawer manly)

before and after: computer desk

i repainted the old brass handles- a good primer, two coats of yellow latex paint, a cover of stain and then a protective coat of enamel (spray paint) did the trick.

before and after: computer desk

so there you have it! it’s where i’m sitting right now- can you picture me in the chair?

happy weekend to you! and be safe on this halloween. :) david signed us up for a 5.5 mile trail run on sunday (eeks!) so i’ll be sure to eat lots of candy afterwards. ;) see you monday! xo, bonnie

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