A little while ago now I bought a sweet dressing table to give a little Raggedy Bits makeover and unfortunately during the bringing it home process 2 out of the legs snapped off 🙁 . After a little bit of an investigation, I had found that the legs had been glued back on and were already broken! So rather than get upset about it I just thought about what other things I could do with the drawers and other parts. If you’ve been following me for a while now, you’ll know that I’m having a little Farmhouse spruce up around my home and decided to make a Farmhouse Drawer Caddy!
Farmhouse Drawer Caddy
- 2 x salvaged drawers
- 1 x salvaged dresser leg or spindle
- drill and wood screws
- Drop Saw
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Farmhouse White
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Bonding Agent
- 120 grit Sandpaper
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Beeswax
- Paint Brush – This is the one I love to use to use for this kind of project the R14.
Step 1 – Mix 1 part Milk Paint with one part water and a splash of bonding agent. If you are after a real chippy look don’t add too much. Mix thoroughly for 5 to 10 minutes. Let sit while you prep the rest of your project. Take your broken leg or spindle and cut to the desired height with your drop saw. Then grab your brush and start painting. I gave the drawers and the leg spindle 2 coats, letting the paint dry in between coats. Distress to your like and wax to seal.
Step 2 – Using your drill and screws attach to the centre of each drawer. The larger one from the bottom and the smaller one from the top. Make sure you pre-drill some holes to avoid anything splitting.
Pop in some of your collected treasures!
I use this blackboard a lot and recently used it at Easter Time with my Easter Carrot Garland.
My kids think I should have been a school teacher as I’m always drawing new things on there!
So even though I was sold a dud, it was nice to know that some part of what was once a beautiful dressing table could be salvaged.
If you would like to make your own Farmhouse Drawer Caddy feel free to pin for later 🙂
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You’re genius, what an awesome idea to make the drawers into a caddy! So cool and I love how you added those glass pulls, it looks so so nice, I want one please!
Thank you so much Katrin for your sweet comments! I’ll see if I can flat pack one for you and send it to you! LOL ;-)xx
Hahaha, that would be another great post, how to flat pack a drawer caddy and send it from Australia to Europe on a budget! Ah I wish I’d live closer! My husband always wanted to move to Perth, his life dream and I was always the bummer cause it’s so far away from family… sometimes I think maybe we should have 😉 Oh well! One day we’ll visit! Thank you so much for stopping by Sweet Inspiration #2!
It would be a cracker of a blog post Katrin!! LOL Well make sure you let me know when your coming for a visit so I can come and say!! 🙂
What a wonderful addition to your home, it is so cute!! I love the addition of lace!! I would love a home I could decorate in farm style.
Found you today on Totally Terrific Tuesday and I would love to have you stop by my #WW and share your post.
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Thank you Karen for popping by to say hi and so glad you found me! Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comments 🙂
A lovely vignette, Sam. I like the way you turned a lemon into lemonade 🙂
Thank Amalia! She sure was fun to play around with and salvage. I still have her mirror left to do something with, so lets see what that may bring! Hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂
I love the creativity of this and it is perfect for farmhouse style! This kind of décor just warms my heart!
AnnMarie I feel the same every time I see Farmhouse goodies!! Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂
What a great idea to make a tiered stand with them! Thanks for linking up at Talk of the Town – I’m pinning it to the Knick of Time party board!
Sorry for the late reply and thank you for having me Angie! 🙂
Hi Sam! Featuring you tonight @ The What to do Weekends Party!! Come on by and grab a featured button! Love this! Pinned, Shared! I hope your having a wonderful week!
Love that caddy!! I always find drawers at the curbside so I will keep your project in mind!
Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Inspiration party!! Have a wonderful week!
Glad you love the caddy Pili! She sure was fun to make!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂
This is so cute!! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!
Thank you Lori! Hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂
I love the vintage look but I don’t have the eye to put things together like this – you have talent! Thanks for sharing your post with us at Creatively Crafty #CCBG http://tryit-likeit.com/link-party-it
Delightful save! It really looks wonderful with all your found items 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg 🙂
What a great idea – I love those knobs. Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!
Sam! I love it. 🙂 It has been fun discovering that you are the creator behind some of my favorite pins! I am transitioning to farmhouse style too, and your posts have been an inspiration.
Oh wow, Kim!! That is so lovely for you to say!! Your comment has made my day! Tickled pink that you are finding my posts inspirational!!
It’s too bad about the dressing table, but I’m happy you were able to use it in other ways.
I LOVE the drawer caddy! It turned out so pretty, and I love how you styled it.
Thank you, Linda!! I love to see potential in broken things!! Sometimes my husband thinks I’m nuts!! LOL
You certainly rock the farmhouse look every time!!!
I’ve been looking for a two tiered tray and you have inspired me to make my own. Love this Sam.