thinking outside the drawer.

Remember the pile of drawers I bought at a garage sale?


They were super cheap, had gorgeous hardware and I figured I could do something creative with them.

Today I’m sharing just the first one.  It’s the one on the top of the pile that is divided.

drawer before

It was just begging to be turned into a shelf.

I used spray adhesive to adhere some decorative paper inside, and now it looks like this.

drawer empty

I filled it up so you could have an idea what it would look like hanging on the wall for displaying stuff.

drawer full

It makes a great spot for some ironstone, vintage cameras and old photos.

drawer corner close up

photo close up

This piece will be available at my upcoming sale.  Speaking of which, my sister says I’m not ‘advertising’ it enough on the blog.  So let’s set that straight, shall we?

The Carriage House Sale will take place on Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  I’m located in a suburb of St. Paul, MN.  If you are local, stay tuned for more info here on the blog as the date gets closer.

If you’d like an idea of the sorts of things we have at our sale (besides this drawer shelf) check out {this post} from last year’s sale and {this post} recapping sales from years past.  I’ve been pinning some of the actual items that will be at the sale this year, you can see that pin board {here}.

So if you’re local, be sure to pencil it in!

drawer from angle

And even if you aren’t local, what do you thinking of the drawer shelf?  What would you display in it?

10 thoughts on “thinking outside the drawer.

  1. If I were within 25 miles of you, I would be first in line to, let’s say, acquire this. Alas…I live in southeastern NC, and I can’t justify the drive! However, I AM going to pin it and see what I can do to create something similar! Wonderful project, and I love how you staged it!


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