DIY Upcycled Drawers

DIY Upcycled Drawers

Today I’m sharing another fabulous DIY project by reader Annie Spackman! Annie upcycled 3 vintage Drawers into this charming silverware holder! How clever!!
DIY Upcycled Drawers

Here’s what Annie had to say about this project “While driving down the road I spotted a desk sitting on the sidewalk. It was a huge roll top, too big to load in my car, plus the neighborhood kids were taking things off it. So I grabbed 3 little drawers knowing I could find a use for them. I knew I wanted to attach them together, after I did that it all fell into place. I wanted this creation to hold my utensils for when we have family gatherings. Of course I went to The Graphics Fairy for the images :)”


1)Scrap Drawers

2) Paint

3) Silverware Image

4) Old Chair parts for legs

5) Scrapbook Paper


Step 1) Attach drawers together with nail-gun or nails and a hammer.

Step 2) Paint the drawers and distress.

Step 3) Find your images and print them out on pretty scrapbook paper. Cut to fit bottom of drawers. I used Mod Podge to glue them down.

Step 4) Repurpose old parts from a chair or something else, and glue to bottom of drawers for the feet.

Upcycled Drawers DIY


Here you can see the adorable little feet on it!! Thanks so much for submitting another fabulous project Annie!! I hope you guys enjoyed it! If you live in the Ocean Beach, CA area, or are planning a visit there, be sure and visit The Corner Store where Annie sells her wonderful pieces! You may also recall the beautiful Beehive Wardrobe Tutorial that Annie shared previously, you can find that project HERE.


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  1. Hi!1 I want to transfer a graphic on some a drop cloth. I don’t have a ink jet print but a laser jet printer. Does that work? If not, what are your suggestions? Thanks Amy

    • I’m definitely not an expert, but I have found that using a laser/toner printer along with a heat tool, will transfer the image onto fabric.

    • Check on Pinterest. There are several options for transferring prints using a laser jet printer. Good luck!

  2. Love this idea. The drawers look very old and worn- just perfect for all my little knick knacks. I will have to try this out.

  3. This is fantastic! I love taking parts and putting them together to create something new and these little drawers are so cute! Fun use of the graphics as well! What a great idea! Hugs, Leena

  4. Cybil Lynch says:

    I really love that vintage look. I only wish I was that talented, that I could make something even close. TY for sharing your artistic talent.

    • Cybil, don’t sell yourself short! If I can do it so can you:) All you need is paint and a brush and an awesome graphic from this site:) You can do this, even with little wooden boxes from your local craft store.

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