Happy Tuesday everyone. Today's project is a quick change for an old kitchen drawer or any drawer really. We remodeled our kitchen 2 weeks ago, but before they threw things in the trash, I saved the drawer boxes.
Here's how they turned out...
A little paint, 2 handles and unused space under the work table is now storage for all my quilt magazines that I have saved over the years and just can't throw out. You never know when you might need a good quilt pattern!!
I'm on the hunt for cheap caster wheels to make the drawers mobile, so I can pull them out easily. Wheels screwed underneath in each corner will work out great!!
Here's the before. I unscrewed the front facing, so this is just the wooden drawer box.
Here it is with 2 coats of black paint. Nothing fancy...I didn't even prime it. They really could have used 3 coats, but it's just for my sewing room.
Now to add my favorite handles.
Measure the width to find the center.
Then measure the height to find that center.
If you need one hole for a knob, just mark and drill. I needed 2 holes.
2 holes for a larger drawer pull.
If you have more than one drawer, make a template of the holes to make it easy to keep drilling.
Place a pieces of paper lined up with the edges and corners.
Poke the holes through.
Now line up the edges and the corners on the next drawer and mark the holes.
Same spots on both drawers, but you only had to measure once.
Screw in the handles.
I stored them under my work table, but these would work great under a bed to store shoes or seasonal clothes.
A little message for Betty...your dad would be so proud of me for saving these!! Betty's dad built the kitchen almost 30 years ago.
This is the before picture of where I kept my magazines. My new drawers under the table holds these 3 shelves of magazines and books!!
New place for storage in this shelving unit!! I'll share when I take the pictures.
Look for old furniture in flea markets, yard sales or even in your basement. You might have drawers that you can transform too!!
Have a great Tuesday,