Wednesday, April 15, 2020

DIY Shelf from a Repurposed Drawer


After treating myself to new kitchen cabinets, I am repurposing the old cabinets. They're poor quality and quite worn, but most of them are serviceable for my workroom and garage. More on that later. :)

One base cabinet was in such bad shape that it essentially fell apart when I moved it. (I can't believe it managed to support the weight of a countertop for 45 years!) The drawer was the only salvageable part.

I decided to turn it into a shelf to store my craft paints. After measuring the paints and the drawer, I determined how far apart to space the individual shelves.

I made shelf supports with small slices of 1x3 boards and attached them with my power nailer. I placed 1x3 boards on the supports to create the shelves.

After primer and green paint, I added black and white striped wrapping paper and topped the shelves with black and white striped washi tape.

The end result is storage perfectly sized for my craft paints and other small supplies.



10 comments:

  1. Jeez, that's brilliant! I can never find any of my paints when I need them as they're stored all over the damn house, basement, garage and shop. lol

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    1. Sounds like you need to find yourself an old drawer or three. ;)

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  2. I love the colors. Would be very useful for my makeup. I just need the money for new cabinets.

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    1. Good idea! It would be great for makeup (or nail polish).

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  3. Green? Whoever would have thought we'd see the day you chose green over purple or black! It looks great :)

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    1. I know! Too weird! But for reasons unknown, I am loving lime green lately.

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  4. That green came out of left field. XD

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  5. Ooo great idea. I have a few to drawers to upcycled; I was hoping to make into shelfing.

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