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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