Saturday, April 9, 2011

Barn Drawer #2!

First I have to say that this drawer was a lot more work than the last one, but it was definitely worth it!  Here's what it looked like when I got it out of the barn and cleaned it off.  I should have taken the picture BEFORE I cleaned it off, but I forgot.
The bottom is particle board , but the other sides are all nice solid wood.  I took the handle off and banged the lock out.  Then I pried the metal piece off the front.
That part took me quite awhile.  The lock was tricky, but I managed to force it out.  Then I sanded everything down and sprayed it with a few coats of white Krylon primer.
I knew I wanted to paint it a robin's egg blue color, but I didn't have any.  So I mixed my own using a Valspar paint sample and some paint we had leftover from painting our kitchen.
It's pretty close.  Even with coating the drawer with primer, I still had to do two coats to the whole drawer.
Then I sanded it down to give it a more distressed look.  This part was waaaay tougher than it was on the other drawer.  I guess because I primered it first.
Then I glazed it up with some Valspar clear glaze mixed with black paint.  I didn't get a good picture of this step because I forgot.
I left the inside of the yellow drawer alone because you could see the wood grain through the paint and I loved that.  Because this drawer had an uninteresting bottom, I decided to add some butterflies.  I cut the butterflies out of two pieces of scrapbooking paper and scanned them into my computer.  Then I flipped them so I'd have some to put on each side.  After I printed them and cut them out, I used Modge Podge to glue them on.  Then I coated the bottom with 2 more coats of Modge Podge to seal it.
I spray painted the handle assembly silver with Krylon paint and put that back on.  Here's the finished product.
It was tough to get the whole thing in the picture!!
This is going in my craft room on my metal rack.
This picture's wicked cool.
So what do you think?  Do you like it??

I'll be linking this project up to the link parties in my sidebar.  Don't forget to enter my giveaway!!  It's going on until the end of the day Sunday April 10th!!

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OhioMomPatriot said...

This is beautiful! I like the butterfly Modge Podge. I have great memories of using it as a kid and you have inspired me to look at picking it up again!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow this is absolutely beautiful.. .As a lover of butterflies... I so want this.

Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard} said...

You have a flock of butterflies. *smile*

Feathers and Flight said...

Love this Shawna! Re-purposing Old Drawers is so amazing!Perfect For Storage!
Happy Saturday and Hope you are having a Wonderful Weekend!
Feathers & Flight
Junkin Gypsies

Kira said...

LOVE IT...I really need an old barn. The butterflies are awesome.

Twigs and Twirls said...

I love this. I need to find myself some old drawers. Great way to repurpose something.

Kathy Drachowski said...

Shawna! You are super crafty! This is really neat and I love your etsy page! Keep up the good work! I wish I had more time for crafting....Hope all is well with you and Jeff!

Krafty Kat said...

Very cool! Wish I had an old barn to rummage through...thanks for linking up!

Melanie said...

Thank you for linking up!
Reasons To Skip The Housework
Tuesday Time Out Link Up Party

Christine said...

This is so great! Lucky you for having a barn with these great drawers.....your makeover is so pretty.

Jami said...

What a great drawer!!! I hope you stop by the Tuesday To Do party and share it!


Kristen @ said...

it looks awesome! I really want to do this! and as always, thank you so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings.

Ashley said...

so awesome:) looks amazing

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

I really like how the color turned out. I think it is a great idea to use drawers as storage and organization for crafts. Thanks for sharing.

I am visiting from DIY by Design. Glad to "meet" you.

Enjoy the rest of your week!
Long Wait For Isabella

Patti said...

Looks like something you would find in anthropologie!! Love it!

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

LOVE this! So vintage looking. I need to find an old drawer ASAP! :)

Would love for you to join my linky party! :)

Debra said...

That turned out great! What a find. Love the blue color. Stopping over from Wendy's Frugal Friday party.

To Sew With Love said...

Are you kidding? I don't like it! I LOVE IT! thanks for sharing, Shawna! it's always a pleasure to have you!

A.J. Dub. said...

That is really cool. Now I need to go explore your blog!I found your linky on KoolBeenz. said...

I love using old drawers for these kind of projects!
you did a great job,

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

i would never think to use a drawer like this. it looks so awesome though!! great job!!

Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday! Hope to see ya again this week :)

jamie long said...

I HAVE to try this!