Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Up Cycled Drawer Table

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a wonderful day. I am just getting my day started & wanted to share alittle project I just finished.

If you follow my blog then you know I am not shy to pick up a roadside treasure. Last month I was on my way to an upholstery class I was taking & spotted a bunch of dresser drawers out to the trash. 

I didn't have time to stop & investigate but I promised myself, if they were still there on the way back I would take a closer look.  Well, sure enough they were still there two & a half hours later, but I needed to hurry because just up the street was the garbage truck!   Quick as I could I jumped out & looked them over. They were amazing. Solid wood, some were real deep, all had their hardware. What Luck!!

I loaded up every one of those babies!  Man were they heavy. They barely fit in my mini van.  Once I got them home I started looking around Pinterest, Hometalk & blogland for some inspiration.

I wanted to make them functional & pretty at the same time. A few of them were perfect for under the bed storage. So I painted them white on the outside & a pretty pastel aqua color called "Aqua Smoke" by Behr on the inside. I sprayed the hardware black. When they were finished I hauled them up to my booth where they have sat for the last two weeks. You can see them in this picture of my booth on the right:

In my garage I had another roadside treasure just waiting to be used, it was an end table my sister picked up for me in the fall. The top was to far gone to repair, but the legs were still good. 

This was my idea:

I wanted to attach the legs to the bottom of one of the drawers I had already painted. This is the picture I took while I was mulling it over.

I took the legs off the table & sprayed them black.

Then I cut a piece of wood I had on hand to screw the legs into, as the drawer bottoms were to thin to screw into.

With some Liquid Nail & the original screws, I attached the legs to the bottom of the drawer.

How cute is that?!

It was such a sunny day that it kinda washed out the pretty color inside the drawer, but you get the idea.

What a perfect little table.....

And so portable....

This one went right back up to my booth. I would love to do this with the other two drawers I have painted.   I'll keep my eyes peeled for more roadside treasures with the legs I need. 

Here is a sneak peek at some old windows we have big plans for...

Stay tuned:)  Dee


  1. Love your idea to use the old table legs with the drawers. What fun we have turning "junk" into treasures. Keep up the good work :)

  2. That is so cute! Makes me want to sit down in a chair next to it with a good book and fill one of those glasses with wine. :P


  3. How cute it that? How creative! I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond. It is live right now. Have a great week!


  4. Oooooooo I love the drawer table!!!!! So clever! I can't wait to see what you do with those windows!

  5. What a fabulous idea! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  6. such a great idea! love those legs with it!

  7. Oh Dee - this is just fabulous!!! You're so creative -
    I've been behind in reading posts - so I'm on creativity overload today -
    Beautiful job :)