Painted Drawers for Craft Shelving

Hello Everyone! I’m very excited about revealing my biggest craft so far. It took me a lot of time getting it done and I looooove how it turned out. My workstation looks so nice now with this Painted Drawers for Craft Shelving.

Painted Drawers for Craft Shelving

Cajones Pintados para Repisas de Manualidades
Para español por fa usen el traductor que esta en la barra lateral izquierda.

I found these drawers a while ago next to a trash bin on the street and I really couldn’t help taking them, I would have taken more but I was alone with Emma so I took all I could carry on her stroller LOL.

I wondered for a while what to do with them, I even asked on Instagram and Facebook for some ideas and all of them were awesome, so I went for the shelving idea, I had seen many ways to use drawers on Pinterest but I wanted to add a twist and I did.

Here is what I did

I used 2 of the drawers and bought spray paint in 3 colors: white, light violet and lime. I prepared my balcony {the only place I had to spray} with rubbish bags and cardboards. Then I started spraying the white paint all over both drawers. That helps the other colors to cover easier the surface. After a couple of coats I started spraying with violet and the lime.

This step took many coats of paint. Usually I sprayed one coat per day because of Emma, I did it during her naps LOL. Some times I skipped a couple of days.
When they were ready I cleaned them well and decorated them with scrapbook paper the bottom of the drawers. I used white glue juts the way  you would use mod podge.
First spread the thinned glue {50/50} all over the bottom surface and placed the paper. At the end I spread another coat of glue to seal the paper. I coordinated the colors and patterns. On the violet drawer I used lime chevron pattern and on the lime one I used Violet paper with polka dots pink/lime/violet/blue.
Of course the same process applied for the other drawer but I had an almost fail there LOL!
Thankfully I could fix it!!!
I decided that I didn’t want them one straight on top or next to the other, so, I did put one on top of the other but off center. I slid the top one to the right a few inches and left a mark.
In those spaces left {after sliding the drawer} I glued scrapbook paper as well. Even where is not suppose to be seen. 
When they were dry I put them in the position I wanted the and put some nails to attach them.
They were pretty much done but I wanted to be able to use all the space in the back so I put some hooks to hang some tools.
And now it’s done LOL! Tadaaaaaa!
I love it!
What do you think about my workstation?
I really love how it turned out! How about you? Do you like it? What would you make with some of these drawers?   
I made a similar craft that turned out super cute and useful, have you seen my Super Crafty Jewelry Organizer yet? It could be a great inspiration!
I LOVE your opinion and comments, it totally makes my day, it gives me a huge motivation to keep making fun stuff and crafts!!!
Tu opinión y comentarios hacen mi diá más feliz, me da mucha motivación para seguir haciendo colsas divertidas y manualidades!!!

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Till next time!!! =D
Hasta la próxima!!! =D

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My name is Camila Rojas but everyone call me Cami. I'm a mommy, blogger, baker, do it yourselfer, crafter and graphic designer. Owner and founder of The Crafting Nook {formerly TitiCrafty} and TCN Design Studio: web design for bloggers. Join me on my crazy adventures!

13 Comments at Painted Drawers for Craft Shelving

  1. Camila

    Wow, I really like this! I wish my work area looked so good! I end up doing crafts on the kitchen table because I can’t get to my other one :) Thanks for linking up to the Friday Follow Along!!

  2. Camila

    Hi Cami- These are so cute! I love purple and greens, they look so good together. You’re workstation looks great! I would love to do something like this next to my desk. Thanks so much for sharing at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday party. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week, the party is live at 7 am est.
    Happy Thursday
    Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.

  3. Camila

    This is a great idea! Drawers are so easy to find too.

    Thanks for linking up at the Pinworthy Projects Party!

  4. Camila

    Super cute!!

  5. Camila

    Found you through Friday Flash.

    Really nice!

  6. Camila

    This is a fantastic idea. Your shelf looks really good.
    Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop.

  7. Camila

    Love your ideas! =)
    Im stopping by from “Thursday Favorite Things”!

  8. Camila

    Love this Cami! Wonderfully creative DIY for your craft area!
    Cheers to you and yours,
    Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio

  9. Camila

    These turned out CUTE!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!

    Shelly from MinettesMaze

  10. Camila

    Yes I like it, in fact I love it! Thanks for linking up tot he DIY Sunday Showcase

  11. Camila

    Neat! I’ve made shelves from wood drawers before and really like how they come out. Yours look so colorful and creative! You can even put a board halfway up the drawer and have another little bit of display space.

  12. Camila

    That’s such a creative idea! LOVE!

    1. Camila

      Thanks so much Heather, I’m so glad you like it!!!


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