These 3 drawers came from a totally trashed desk that I bought about 4 years ago. The desk is too messed up to do anything with, so I was the only bidder on it, and I never pass up old drawers that I can get a good deal on – there’s just too many great ways to reuse them.
Two of them were turned into modified wall shelves or cubbies, in the same manner as this set that I showed you a few months ago. I left the bakelite handles and just cleaned up the fronts of the drawers.
Doing this just requires that you cut off the back end of the drawers, so they don’t stick out from the wall too far, and add hangers on the back. These drawers also required some gluing in the dovetail joints, as they had gotten pulled apart. These 2 drawers are available in my online shop HERE.
I wanted a different look for the third drawer, so beadboard was added to the back and a piece of pine board was added to make a shelf, then the whole thing was painted white.
I thought about stenciling a design inside, but ended up deciding not to, because I was afraid it might look to “busy” once things were placed on the shelf.
It’s available in my shop HERE.
While I was on my road trip on Saturday, I found the pretty homespun towels at booth in a huge antique store. They aren’t vintage, but I loved all the different patterns. After we left, I started kicking myself that I didn’t buy more sets in other colors that they had available. When I got home, I searched to see where else this brand of dish towels could be purchased, and discovered that there are lots of the on Amazon, for the same price I paid with free shipping (w/order over $35)! In case anyone else likes them, here’s the link for them (this is an affiliate link).
This drawer shelf is available in my shop HERE.
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