Monday, March 28, 2011

Awesome Drawer Re-Do

A couple weeks ago we had 2 whole days where it was warm.  It was glorious, and I went crawling around in the barn to find something to play with.  I needed a project.  Then I found this drawer.
It was all alone, no cabinet, desk, or even another drawer to keep it company.  I brought it inside and promised to give it a new life.

Isn't it pretty??  I love the knob!  I almost kept it the way it was, but I really wanted something with color.  So, I painted it yellow and distressed it.  Here it is painted at the beginning of the distressing.
More distressing.  It's looking good, but I have more in store for it.
Glazing time!!
Here she is all done...
AWESOME!  Love it so, so much.
Even the hubs was impressed, and that's saying something.  I can't wait to get her into my craft room and fill her with all sorts of goodies.  Today I went to the barn to find another project.  Guess what!  I found another drawer!  A different style, different size, and perfect for what I needed it for.  What color do you think I should do the new one in?  It's wooden with a metal front.








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55 comments:

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

When I first saw the drawer, I mentally screamed, "NO! Don't touch it!" But then I saw the yellow and how you distressed it. So much better.

calidelacruz said...

love the distressed look....I think a decoupage on the inside would look great.

Stevie @ MooreBabies said...

Super cute! I'm visiting from over at Not just a Housewife :)

Ivy said...

What a neat idea! I've been looking for something small to act as a charger station and I'm thinking I could drill a hole in the back and put it by the bed side table. Need to find me a small drawer. :)

Jessica Lauren said...

what a cute and simple idea! love the color you chose!
~*Jessica Lauren @
http://copy-cat-crafter.blogspot.com

rita jean said...

That is the most amazing drawer! I do agree that it looked good before you started. But you did such a good job; It seems to have even more character after you worked on it! :)d
I do have one question though, how did you do the distressing part?

Shannon said...

I love the drawer and your mason jar of spools is divine!!

Trisha said...

That yellow is perfect! Really love how it turned out :)
Trisha
www.roundaboutshop.blogspot.com

Buffie said...

Holy Cow... that's cute!

Thanks for the great idea... I love your blog and am your newest follower.

Buffie
http://scrappingwithbuffie.blogspot.com/

Kira said...

Ok this is awesome!!

Shore Girl said...

Oh, I love your drawer and it's makeover! It turned out so very pretty!

Laurel {Make and Takes} said...

What a great idea! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

cait said...

you are an artist my dear. love and miss you of course :)

Tanya said...

That turned out great!

Betsy said...

I'm loving that yellow! Such a clever idea, it looks so good just the way it is:)

Stacy said...

I love love love this! I am going to feature it on Thursday :)

Free Pretty Things For You said...

aww this is so pretty! i love it!!

Erin said...

It look awesome! I love cheery color....the distressing....and how it looks being used like a tray! Great job! :)

Michele said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!
Love the drawer in color and how you decorated inside!

Carmella said...

This is so great, love the yellow! I found you from your link at Free Pretty Things for You...and I am now a follower! Can't wait to see more, thanks for sharing

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Boy I need a barn! I found your site from Beyond the Picket Fence ... Nice to meet you! I'm Susan from Homeroad.
I'm your newest follower!
Have a good night!
Susan

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

So cute! And what a perfect color!

Laurel said...

Really cute...love the color! Visiting from BTPF :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

I LOVE this drawer, I mean the color is perfect! Thanks so much for linking up @ Handmade Tuesdays!!

www.ladybug-blessings.com

Natalie said...

EEEK! love it!! now to hunt down some drawers!!!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Love it, the yellow is so springy and sweet. Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

Lindsey Stephens said...

very cute!
-your newest follower, Lindsey @ I'd Rather Be Crafting

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

I LOVE it! The color, the distressing EVERYTHING!! I can't wait to see what your next one looks like! I'm your newest follower!

Jenn Erickson said...

Your link-up at My Repurposed Life really caught my eye. What a wonderful and creative way to give that lovely old drawer a new life. Beautifully done!

New follower,
Jenn/Rook No. 17

Heather at Dragonfly Designs said...

Oh I just love this! Now I have to find a drawer. The next one? Tourquois definately! Thanks for sharing ~ please stop by and say hi sometime!

Caleen said...

Great way to change it up. It looks fab. Love the Yellow you used. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely day.

LP aka A Crafty Southern Chick said...

Great idea for an item most people would toss aside! Can't wait to see what you do with the next one :)

Julie said...

I wish I had a barn to go scrounging through. I really love it.

The Rusty Bucket said...

Now this I can totally do! I've been dieing to try the stain and glaze thing but I'm afraid to make a commitment on a large piece, but a drawer ...
This is truly encouraging! When I get my stain-and-glaze project done, I want to link to this post as the push I needed.
-Bethanie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks great Shawna! I love seeing these old drawers given new life. The color and distressing are perfect. What about a Robins Egg Blue for the other one. Whatever you do, I'm sure it will turn out wonderfully.

Visiting from Tatertots and Jello

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

What a great idea! So creative!
Jo-Anna

Christine said...

What an adorable idea. Looks great!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

What a great little tray. Clever way to reuse a drawer. Love it in yellow!

Hearthandmade said...

this looks absolutely fantastic! what a great job :) and such a cute blog!

Rebecca said...

What a great transformation! I would love to have a barn with random objects to make over at my whim. How fun. :)

I like the idea of using paper or fabric to pretty up the inside of the next drawer.

Rachel said...

Wow, that looks incredible! I love it!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Becca said...

So fantastic! Thanks for linking! I'll be featuring this on BCD on April 5th with an invite to read your blog! Thanks!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

shawna, I really love the color.
super transformation,
gail

Angie said...

So cute! I love it!!

Celeste said...

Love your project... I am a new follower from Passionately Artistic Linking party

TeenaBugg38 said...

This is such a sweet little transformation!!! I love it!! I have 2 shallow ones that are awaiting a makeover of some sort......and i LOVE that little jar of spools....soooooo cute!!!!

Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard} said...

I love this. Gonna feature it. What color yellow is that?

April said...

LOVE this!!

Spunky Junky said...

WOW! This is amazing. I love the idea of using a drawer as a tray. The color you chose was so beautiful! I am featuring you on Spunky Junky tomorrow.

xoxo
Halsey

Emily said...

I'm coming over from Spunky Junky and I love this. I love the yellow and the distressed look.

Deanna said...

Very nice! I have drawers from our kitchen remodel that are sitting outside and had been thinking of what I could do with them! Thanks for sharing!

Deanna

http://deelitefulcreations.blogspot.com/

Two Shades of Pink said...

This drawer is such an awesome transformation! I am absolutely in love with this yellow. Totally inspiring me to hunt for some lonely drawers. :)

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Simply beautiful! I so love the makeover & the color. :) Thank you for linking to my K.I.S.S. blog bash this past week. I so appreciate you taking the time to share your charming craft. Tomorrow is another blog bash, please drop by & share more of your inspiring ideas!

Drop By The Tattered Tag

To Sew With Love said...

This is F-A-B! thanks for sharing, Shawna! Will be featuring this today! ^^)

Greg Cox said...

I made some drawer trays last year; I made a batch of drawers specifically to be used as trays, you can see them here;

http://www.gregcox.me.uk/Drawer_Trays.html

I will be making another couple of editions this Summer for the London Design Festival (they are made in a numbered edition of 12)

Greg Cox