Pretty little drawer……
After a quick cleaning and light sanding, I primed the entire drawer white, then glued down beautiful scrapbooking paper with Mod Podge. I sanded some of the paint off again and then glazed the entire thing. I wanted it to look old and worn and well loved, but in a good way. Not old and worn like it had been sitting in an basement for years, which of course was the sad, sad truth.
This drawer is solid and heavy, originally part of a built-in hallway storage in an old house. ReHouse has salvaged dozens of drawers like this out of houses before they were torn down. If you visit the store, you’ll find drawers sprinkled throughout, but there are stacks of them in the basement. You’ll have to ask someone for help getting back there, but that’s where some of the treasures are!
Here’s my attempt at staging this pretty little drawer in case you’re not sure what to do with a pretty little (random) drawer. Here it is with flowers and magazines. It can corral a bunch of junk into one pretty space.
This drawer slides right under one of my accent chairs. Perfect for stashing toys away and out of sight. This is my personal favorite way to use it and I’m tempted to keep it.
It could also holds towels or toiletries for a bathroom or guest room. (Yes, I really have a green piano in my living room.)
What do you think about using drawers as storage or display spaces?
Check out the Pinterest Board I have called Drawers: Repurposed for dozens of ideas on how to use lonely drawers.