One of my goals in working at the ReHouse is to take items that are of little use and turn them into something useful or beautiful or MAYBE, POSSIBLY both.
Unless attached to a drawer, a “drawer front” is not very useful. Definitely not beautiful. But there is potential there for something….there is always potential! I browsed through stacks and stacks of these things, selected a a couple in different sizes and took them home to my workshop.
Yellow paint, oh so pretty. I have four sample paint pots because yellow is such a tricky color to paint a room. But not so very tricky when painting drawer fronts; it’s all sunshine and happiness when it’s covering something so small.
Chalkboard contact paper cut to size. ( I got it from Amazon after reading the reviews and it works great!)
I turned the drawer upside down so now the drawer pull becomes a chalk holder. Snazzy, right?
This square drawer front is solid wood-Maple, I think. It’s gorgeous. I felt a little bad sanding it down and painting it until I remembered that it was homeless, cabinetless, useless. But the POTIENTIAL! It’s there in all the molding and grooves, just waiting to show off. The inside square is quite small, just 4 inches by 4 inches so I looked through lots of junk, stickers, stamps until I found a quote from an old calendar.
“Life is precious. There is no time to leave important words unsaid or a kindness undone.”
The updated drawer fronts can be found over at the ReHouse store, my favorite place to search for treasures! Or stop in to get your own drawer front and create something awesome!