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Vanity Drawers Repurposed

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Vanity drawers repurposed are a good thing, right? Yes, but that wasn’t always the plan.

vanity-drawers-repurposed-8 I’ve had a vanity in my stack of furniture that I had planed on flipping for awhile now. I finally pulled the vanity out of the pile with the intent to make some minor repairs and give it a quick coat of paint. However, once I started on the repairs, I realized that the damage was so extensive that it would need to be totally rebuild. That was not in the plan!

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While the vanity itself wasn’t  in great shape the drawers were pretty solid.  Repurposing the vanity drawers seemed to be the perfect solution!

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I’ve been thinking of buying a tray for my kitchen. Instead of buying one, I decided to use one of the drawers to make one.

I wanted to add feet to the bottom of the draw. After digging in my stash of old drawer pulls and drawer knobs, I found four wooden pulls. They were a little short to attach to the bottom. To give them a little height, I added four wooden blocks to the bottom four corners.

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I glued the wooden blocks to the bottom of the drawer.

To make sure that the feet were evenly spaced, I laid them out on the wooden blocks and traced around the bottom edge with a pencil. I found the middle of the circle and drilled a hole through both the block and the bottom of the drawer.

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Then simply screwed the knob onto the bottom of the drawer.

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I planned on painting the entire drawer, including the drawer handle, with white paint.  I loved the really cool handle that was on the drawer and didn’t want to paint over it, so I replaced it with another handle from my stash.

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A few quick coats of paint and my kitchen tray was finished.  It is the perfect size for holding my kitchen utensils, salt and pepper shakers and other kitchen paraphernalia.

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I have a huge aversion to kitchen clutter! The new kitchen tray will be the perfect solution to that problem. I may even add the cute wooden cutting blocks I’ve been drooling over to the kitchen!

Now if you will excuse me, I have six more vanity drawers to repurpose!

                        Tammy

 

Tammy from Patina and Paint

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