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Day 47/365: A Sneak Peek at My Drawers

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Some days I have a really hard time coming up with a good title for the daily blog post.  Today was not one of them.

So, as you recall, on Saturday I went trash picking and on Sunday I got to upcycling.  I forgot to mention yesterday that part of the day’s activities included going to Ace Hardware for paint and Home Depot for replacement knobs for the dresser drawers.


They were stripped of their knobs when I rescued them from the trash.

You can click on the photo for an enlarged view, but you can see where the holes were drilled for the drawer knobs.  Apparently, the top drawer had two knobs, while the second drawer probably had two handle-type pulls.

I didn’t like the placement of holes in the top drawer.  So I used some of Sean’s wood putty and filled the extra holes that I planned to paint over.  Then Sean took his drill, measured the spots for the new holes, and drilled them in for me.

I knew I wanted glass knobs for that vintage shabby-chic look, and I found exactly the perfect ones.  They’re faceted crystal, and they remind me of disco balls, the way the light bounces off into rainbows.  At six dollars a knob, these were the most expensive purchase for this makeover.


Costly, but oh so pretty!

I gave each dresser drawer two coats of paint, and that seemed like enough.  When the paint dried, I had the pleasure of installing my new glass knobs.


So, to recap, from this:


To this:


Sean is back down in Ventura now, and I’ll be headed down there for this weekend.  It’s still foggy in Morro Bay, so I’m going to wait until we’re both up here on a sunny day to take more photos of the completed project.  Stay tuned for the Big Reveal in probably two weeks!



Author: FC5

I make things.

One thought on “Day 47/365: A Sneak Peek at My Drawers

  1. Pingback: Day 60/365: How to Upcycle an Old Bureau into a Shabby Chic Beach Cottage Credenza | 365 Days Handmade

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