An Upcycle Of A Repurposed Drawer Shelf

A Repurposed Drawer Shelf
This repurposed drawer shelf is one of my projects from 2014.  

It used to hang in my kitchen.  What made this shelf different from other drawer shelves, is that a board was added to the bottom of this drawer, making the display space larger.

I just gave the drawer shelf a makeover!

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My original project started with this drawer, picked up for $5.


Re-purposing an Old Drawer into a Display Shelf www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I washed it up in hot soapy water and sanded the drawer front a bit with sandpaper.

Re-purposing an Old Drawer into a Display Shelf www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
When this drawer was repurposed, I really liked Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.

Re-purposing an Old Drawer into a Display Shelf www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
The one thing, that I disliked about drawer shelves, was that the shelf part can be almost too narrow for display.  

I extended the shelf with an extra board, a 1" x 6" scrap.

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Instead of painting the board white, I stained it with a dark walnut stain.

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You can see how the board extends past the drawer. 

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The drawer was then screwed into the board from the bottom with 3 screws.  

I painted the bottom of the board in old white to match the drawer.

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The old hardware was replaced.  

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For hanging the drawer shelf, a saw toothed picture hanger was added to the top back.  

Longer nails were used with the sawtooth, expecting a little weight with the drawer and display items.

Over time I took the shelf down.  

As a new chalk painter in 2014, I used far too much wax.  It yellowed the paint, and actually made the shelf look greasy.

So, I sanded down the shelf with 100 grit sandpaper to remove the wax, or at least most of it.  


I guess I could have used mineral spirits as well.

This time I painted the stained shelf extension board too.

I then sanded the shelf with 100 grit sandpaper to distress the edges.

I used a stencil from this new Hampton Art stencil pack from Joann Fabrics to stencil "Fresh Produce" at the top, back of the shelf.

 I taped the stencil in place with blue painter's tape, and stenciled the lettering with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth.


I decided to add a few checks with this paper stencil included in an Artminds 26 paper pattern stencils found at a Michael's store.  

This stencil package out of stock online, but you can check for availability at stores with the above link.  They are very similar to the Folkart Value Paper Stencil packs.  You have to punch/press them out on the perforated areas. 


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I sealed the paint and stencils with Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear.


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Instead of putting the metal drawer pull back on, I opted for a jute twine pull.

"Fresh Produce" was stenciled at the top back so various display pieces would not cover up the entire stencil.


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I like the new look!

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The added board makes a huge difference in display space.

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3 comments

  1. This is such a great ideas with drawers.

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  2. Carlene, I've followed your blog for years, and don't believe I've ever commented. But I love your makeover of the drawer. Your skills have improved, and the styling for the photos as well. Can't believe you haven't been covered in magazines! Thanks for all your efforts and sharing steps and details.

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes. I never had a good camera. I didn't ever edit photos. My staging has improved. I use better paints. It just goes to show you that anybody can do this with practice! I have been in several magazines. Just a few photos here and there. Not a full spread! LOL!

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