Farmhouse Drawer Caddy

Farmhouse Drawer Caddy

Old bits and pieces from a broken dressing table turned into a Farmhouse Drawer Caddy |www.raggedy-bits.com

A little while agoย 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 theย legs snapped off ๐Ÿ™ . After a little bit of anย 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 otherย things I could do with the drawers and other parts. ย If you’ve been following me for a while now, you’ll know that I’m having a littleย Farmhouse spruce up around my home and decided to make a Farmhouse Drawer Caddy!

Farmhouse Drawer Caddy

Old bits and pieces from a broken dressing table turned into a Farmhouse Drawer Caddy |www.raggedy-bits.com

Supplies needed:

Old bits and pieces from a broken dressing table turned into a Farmhouse Drawer Caddy |www.raggedy-bits.com

 

 

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.

 

Old bits and pieces from a broken dressing table turned into a Farmhouse Drawer Caddy |www.raggedy-bits.com

 

Step 2 – Using your drill and screws attach to the centre of each drawer.ย  The larger one from the bottom and the smaller one from the top. Make sure you pre-drill some holes to avoid anything splitting.

 

Old bits and pieces from a broken dressing table turned into a Farmhouse Drawer Caddy |www.raggedy-bits.com

 

Pop in some of your collected treasures!

 

Old bits and pieces from a broken dressing table turned into a Farmhouse Drawer Caddy |www.raggedy-bits.com

 

I use this blackboard a lot and recently used it at Easter ย 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!

 

 

Old bits and pieces from a broken dressing table turned into a Farmhouse Drawer Caddy |www.raggedy-bits.com

 

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.

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If you would like to make your own Farmhouse Drawer Caddy feel free to pin for later ๐Ÿ™‚

Old bits and pieces from a broken dressing table turned into a Farmhouse Drawer Caddy |www.raggedy-bits.com

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29 comments

  1. 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!

      1. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ Oh well! One day we’ll visit! Thank you so much for stopping by Sweet Inspiration #2!

        1. 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!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 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!
    Karren

    1. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 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!

  4. Delightful save! It really looks wonderful with all your found items ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Sam! I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

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