Last week, I showed you the trashed dresser that I turned into an entertainment center. I didn’t use the top 2 drawers, because we needed their space for the DVD player and game system, but I wanted to find another use for them and repurposed drawers projects are some of my favorite projects, so I got busy with them.
The inside of the drawers were pretty trashed, because the rain that had leaked through the roof and onto the dresser, had seeped into those top drawers. It completely warped the bottom of the drawers, so I had to remove that part.
I used my heat gun (looks like a blow dryer) to remove the sheet music from the front, and the layer of veneer underneath, taking it down to the bare wood. My husband cut both drawers to a shorter size, then cut a new piece of wood to go inside the bottom of the drawers. I sanded the fronts, and thought about painting them, but decided to stain them first and am so glad I did.
The stain brought out the beauty in that old wood. All that was needed then was 2 D-ring hangers on the back, and they make awesome hanging storage now.
I love the dovetail joints on these drawers and the warm color of the wood really shines against the white beadboard walls.
My husband is finishing up the last project in our living room, then I’ll be cleaning everything up and photographing it. Then I can finally share what my whole living room looks like, but here you can see I hung one of the drawers under the gallery wrapped canvas I made of our family photo. It’s so nice to be able to check one more room in our house off the “must remodel” list. We do have smaller projects within rooms to work on, but only 1 room is left that needs a full remodel, and that’s mine!
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