Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Upcycling wooden drawers

A couple of weeks a go I stumbled across a set of wooden drawers that would be perfect for my new sewing supplies, key ring rings, wooden buttons etc. , it was a little gem found in my local recycling shop, for the bargain price of £2.00 , it was just plain and wooden but had a draw missing, apart from that it was perfect.
If you have a local recycling shop it is well worth a visit as their stock frequently changes and you can find some real bargains to use as they are or use as an upcycling project as I have done, I usually try and pop into mine a couple of times a month.
I am sorry but I do not have a picture of the unpainted draws to post on here as I took it with my phone instead of my camera, and it is teeny weeny you can however see them in my Instagram feed here. I post various photos from craft projects and Martisanne Handmade products in the making and finished, along with various random thoughts and ideas , feel free to follow me. If you don't have an Instagram account it is a lot of fun and you can read more about it here .

We undertook the drawer upcycling as a family project with the house elves, we used decoupage paper , but you could cut pics from magazines , and used pva glue to attach the pictures to the wooden drawers, along with some transfers designed for decorating furniture, then it was all clear varnished to seal it.
And this is how it turned out.

I am really pleased with how they turned out , and just as a little insight into me as a person, we could not leave the little drawers as they are as I have an ahem phobia of bare wood, it makes my teeth itch , wooden spoons in particular, I will leave you with that little nugget of information, so now you know if you want to chase me off at a craft fair, chase me with a wooden spoon and you won't see me for dust.

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