Friday, February 24, 2012

DIY: Olive Green Drawers

If you've been reading this blog for awhile, you know that I love interior design.  And if you know me persoanlly you probably know that I love to fix up old furniture! 
Well, the other day at work, my wonderful boss, Rita, brought in an old little thing of drawers.  It almost looked like it belonged on top of a desk.  She was going to put it on the volunteer table which is basically a giveaway table, but first she asked me if I wanted it.  I almost passed it up but then I gave it a closer look.  I loved the rounded edges on the drawers and the old handles and it had a retro 50's feel.  So I took a chance..."on an unknown kid."  (Excuse me, random movie quote.)
Of course I had to blog about the process.  ;)

Not all the pics are bare with me.

For some reason not all my before pictures downloaded, but here is a close up of what it looked like before:
Of course, I sanded it down first.
These drawers used to hold silver, so they had this weird fake felt inside.  I tore out the silver holders...
...and scraped out the fake felt.  This was the longest part of the whole process.  And I should have been wearing a face mask.  It came off like fine powder.
The mix of the powder with the wood chips was not the nicest thing to inhale.
I bought some nice already mixed olive green paint from Lowe's.
I taped up the handles because they were super hard to remove.
And I lined the drawers with some laminate paper also found at Lowe's.
Not a perfect paint job, but I don't think anyone will notice.
I stuck the drawers back in...
and Voila!  All done!
Here it is in my room.  ;)  A new pedestal for Woody!


Heather said...

LOVE this!!

Anonymous said...

You're my hero.
-Kristen Smith


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