A Blue And White Upcyled Garage Sale Display Drawer

 Don't you love to find old drawers?  I sure do.

This one is from a garage sale and cost me a whole 75 cents!


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 Four 2 " wood ball knobs from Hobby Lobby were added to the bottom of the drawer using four 3/16 x 2 Dowel Screws.

Since I wanted to paint the drawer with white chalk paint, I brushed on one coat of Rust-Oleum Zinsser Odorless Primer and Stain Blocker.   

White chalk paint is notorious for stain or wood tannin bleed through.

I don't like using oil based paints or primers, but this one is very ODORLESS.  Much better than shellac based primers.

When the primer was dry, I started to paint the drawer with Rustoleum Chalked Paint in Linen White.   Unfortunately, I started to see some bleed through on the unpainted raw wood areas.

Next, I brushed on two coats of another stain blocker, Dixie Belle Boss in Clear.  Plan B.

The Boss did the trick, and I continued to paint the drawer with Chalked Paint in Linen White.

Have you spotted these adhesive stencil strips on the internet or Facebook?  I found this one, Cornelle Garden on the Hobby Lobby website.


It's a 4" x 5 yd. stencil, and comes in a roll.

I stuck the stencil down on one side of the drawer.  I just centered it on each side.

I did a combination of swirling and pouncing on the stencil with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Bunker Hill Blue.

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I decided to not distress the drawer with sandpaper after three layers of primer and two of paint. 

I chose to faux distress the drawer with my FolkArt Layering Block.  More info on the layering block HERE.

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I sealed the chalk paint and stenciling with Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish in Matte. 

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Do you like blue and white china?  I really do.  I used to collect it, and while I don't add to my collection, I don't get rid of any either.

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Orange and blue, and also white look really great together!

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This drawer/tray could be used for a number of container vignette ideas.

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On a dining table filled with pumpkins, blue willow china, vintage decor, and/or even Christmas decor.


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Have you upcycled any drawers?

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