A repurposed drawer project anyone can do!
I found this wall shelf at the thrift store and my first thought was that I might be able to use it in the basement or garage. It was only $3 so I put it in the cart and brought it home.
After some thought, I decided to use the shelf part in the garage and the draw as a pretty vintage-style table riser for my dining room table.
To transform this plain drawer into a stunning centerpiece, I went on a hunt for vintage drawer pulls to replace those ugly wooden knobs. I found these at the antique store!
Inspiration for your next furniture flip!
How to Turn an Old Drawer into a Footed Riser – 6 Easy Step
STEP 1: Attach The Feet
To get started on this project, I decided to secure the wood feet first with wood glue, and long wood screws.
STEP 2: Sand
Next, I sanded just the drawer front with 320-grit sandpaper.
STEP 3: Apply Primer
I coated the front of the drawer with Dixie Belle BOSS Paint Primer to prevent color bleed-through that could ruin the color finish later. This is a good step to take especially when trying to cover dark or orange stains. You can find it at most antique stores or here on Amazon.
STEP 4: Glue The Applique
Once the primer was dry to the touch, I used wood glue, a heavy iron, and clamps to set my applique in place and I let it dry overnight.
STEP 5: Paint
I had a change of heart the next morning. I was going to paint the entire riser with Dixie Belle Mineral Paint in Stormy Seas, but at the last minute I decided to paint the feet Caviar to match the drawer pulls.
STEP 6: Seal With A Topcoat
Last, I applied General Finishes Matte Topcoat in matte to protect the paint layer. Feel free to use any topcoat you have on hand like wax or polyurethane.
I love how this little riser came out and I hope this repurposed drawer project gave you inspiration for your next project. For more upcycling ideas, check out the links below or Click here to sign up for my weekly newsletter to stay up on the latest!
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