Farmhouse Christmas Tree Farm Repurposed Drawer

How to Create Farmhouse Christmas Decor from an Old Drawer

After finishing the repurposed Christmas cabinet door, I moved on to another repurposing project.

This time, a drawer for Christmas.

I’ve been busy clearing out unused stuff, donating a lot and repurposing or upcycling what I can.

It came from one of these small sets of drawers that I was given six years ago.  I added glass knobs to them and had one in my guest room.

The other one has just been sitting around taking up space, unused.

Create Farmhouse Christmas Decor from an Old Drawer

Here’s the side view, which will be the front of my project drawer now.

After removing the glass knob, I painted the drawer with Dixie Belle Evergreen Chalk Paint.

It was a little too bright, so I added a sloppy coat of Early American Wood Stain.

This is my favorite color of wood stain.  Not too dark or light.

That deepened the color beautifully.

Next it was time to add the words that would really give it Christmas character.

For that I used part of the Chalk Couture Vintage Truck Winter Add On with White Chalk Paste.

There are so many pieces on this design that project possibilities are endless.

Vintage Truck winter add-on available from Knick of Time

I used it on a chalkboard last year with the Vintage Truck.

Vintage Truck Christmas Sign made with Chalk Couture winter add-on by Knick of Time | knickoftime

Here’s how it turned out.

Desk drawer Repurposed into a Farmhouse Christmas Tree Farm Crate by Knick of Time|

After it dried, I used spray sealer to protect it.

But the bottom edge had some drips, so I distressed that edge.

I’m so happy with how it turned out.

It’s available in my Etsy shop HERE.

Farmhouse Christmas Crate Repyrposed Drawer Knick of Time

If it doesn’t sell, I won’t be sad.

If it does, I’ll just make another!  There are still five more drawers that I need to do something with.

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 Christmas Tree Farm Repurposed Drawer coffee table centerpiece upcycled decor

Here are 25 more DIY Christmas decor project ideas using Chalk Couture stencils that don’t require painting an old drawer, and they can be made in minutes.  Only 20 are shown below, but there are even more now that the Holiday Suite was released earlier this week.  Be sure to check them all out HERE.

25 DIY Christmas Project Decor Ideas

Vaya con Dios,


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  1. That came out great and I love the trick about using stain to tone down a too bright color. Genius!

  2. I used to use dark wax David,but I like the stain better.

  3. That looks very cute, Angie, with all your festive accessories. A nice little holiday vignette. Thanks for the inspiration. I know I have an old drawer hanging around in my garage!

  4. I love your drawer project, Angie…and the way you styled it!

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