Repurposed Drawer Monogram Sign
It’s my favourite time of the month again… time for the Thrifty Chicks project challenge.
On the second Wednesday of each month I join some very talented blogging friends for a project challenge, and with a different theme each time it’s really a lot of fun.
If you missed any of the past projects you can find them here.
I’m so excited to see what my blogging friends have come up with for this month’s drawer challenge. You’ll find links to their projects at the end of this post. Be sure to visit and check out the fabulousness.
But first I’ll share my project with you.
My project this month is a Plan B, because I couldn’t find my Plan A drawer.
I either put it in an insanely safe place, or I got rid of it. Either way it’s not where I thought it was so that drawer project went out the window.
But I did find a cute little 8 inch by 7 inch drawer in my stash, and it was a perfect candidate for a makeover.
Here’s what I’m using for my repurposed drawer monogram sign.
You’ll find a complete supplies list near the end of this post.
I thought it would be fun to repurpose some drawer knobs in my drawer project. These brass drawer knobs are very heavy, and the screws that came with them were way too long.
So to attach them I’ll be using some much shorter flat end screws that I had on hand.
If you have the same problem you can buy all lengths and thicknesses of these flat ends screws at any home improvement store.
Aren’t they pretty? The flower-like design really gives them a little something extra.
Spray Painting Drawer and Drawer Knobs
I took the drawer, the knobs, and my crafting lazy susan out to my firewood garage to give them some spray paint love.
I spaced out the knobs so I could get at them from all angles.
Then I turned the lazy susan as I went so I could get all the way around the knobs with each of two coats of a lovely aqua paint and primer combo.
That color will go perfectly in my red and aqua kitchen.
Drilling Holes for Knobs Inside the Drawer
Once the spray painting was done I put the knobs in place inside the drawer and traced around them with a pencil, removing each one as I went.
Because the knobs I’m using are very heavy I have to screw them in place.
To drill the holes I eyeballed the center of the pencil outlines.
If you use light wooden knobs you can just glue them on and not have to drill holes in your drawer.
I had some wooden ones in my stash but they were too large for my drawer.
Adding Fabric to Inside of Drawer
With my hot glue gun I glued the red and white fabric into the inside of the drawer.
If I was gluing wooden knobs on I would have decoupaged my fabric solidly in place so the knobs had something solid to glue onto.
Jute twine always makes everything better.
I felt for the holes with my fingers and pierced the fabric using the pointed end of my scissors.
Attaching Knobs to Inside of Drawer
I put the screws in place from the back.
And screwed on the knobs at the front.
Here’s what the back looks like.
For some reason two of the knobs wouldn’t take the short flat end screws so I had to use two longer ones.
Because they were a little too long I just added a nut so they would tighten.
I can see this idea working for house numbers too.
And here’s my finished repurposed drawer monogram sign.
Or so I thought. lol.
I decided it looked too new, so I grabbed a piece of sandpaper and gave the drawer and the knobs a slight distressing.
What do you think? Distressed or not distressed?
I can’t decide. lol.
And that red pair of ceramic platform shoes is a fun salt and pepper set.
Now I’m a gal who loves contrast when it comes to colors and textures. So the red and aqua, and the shape of the knobs against the simple red and white check, work for me.
But this project that can easily be customized to fit any decor style, depending on what colors, fabric, drawer, and knobs you choose.
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Now be sure to check out what my friends did with their drawer projects.
Just click below to check them out.
Adirondack Girl at Heart: Upcycled Antique Drawer turned Shelf
Lora B; Create & Ponder: Repurposed Drawer Wall Pocket
Little Vintage Cottage: Upcycled Drawer Shelf
Shoppe No. 5: Perfect Drawer Toy Chest
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!