Ikea drawers. Crafters and sewers alike…. we all seem to use them as storage. Do you have some?
Mine came from a boot fair, a few years ago.
They cost about a pound, they were untouched and looked ‘as new’
They have evolved overtime, simply painted at first.
Later blackboard labels were added.
But I always knew, I could do better, if I tried.
Last week they went all ‘Industrial chic, with a touch of vintage’
I had the time and the energy to do something I had planned to do ‘since forever’
I gathered my weapons…..
I sanded all the sharp edges, to soft rounded worn looking edges….
I rubbed in a slightly darker shade all around the edges and sanded again….
I cut and glued some of my precious vintage wall paper, to the front of each drawer
I sanded again, and again, until the paper looked like it had been stuck there for years!
Now for the ‘industrial chic’ touch…..
I rang up the other half and described what I needed….
I filled my basket and took the drawers up to him to finish….there was drilling involved and measuring of diameters etc etc…
Industrial chic nuts and bolts handles.
Thanks to my talented other half!
I rushed home with my newly made-over treasure….
I found them a new home…..
Then I filled them up with essentials….washi tape and stickers!
Later I did exactly the same with the other set.
and stacked them together….like this….
In my newly streamlined sewing room!
I’m happy with them now.