Happy Monday friends!!
I have a fun upcycle project for you guys today that started with an abandoned drawer that I found on the side of the road last spring.
It had been sitting in my garage for months before I finally got my hands on it to make it into what I had originally seen in my head when I first found it.
Here's the drawer in all of it's rescued glory:
A perfectly good drawer!!
I'll admit that I had been looking for a drawer for a while before this one happened to appear on my street because I had been wanting to do this exact project.
So I may not have picked it up otherwise :)
But I love the unique drawer face it had and knew it was perfect for my idea.
So first things first, I gave it a good sanding.
I was lucky and the drawer was entirely intact so no wood glue or clamping needed.
After sanding, I taped some vertical stripes off with painters tape.
And gave it a nice coat of gold spraypaint, my new obsession :)
After the paint dried, I peeled away the tape to find perfectly crisp gold lines.
Lastly, I added some cute little casters that I picked up at a flea market to the underside.
Check out the gorgeousness of the gold against the original wood color...
I mean, gorgeous right?
I'll show you the full picture in a second but first let's talk about where I decided to put it :)
I have this gorgeous table I keep in my foyer that my grandma had bought me several years ago before she passed away.
I love this table and I always have a blast decorating it for the seasons.
It's usually next in line after my mantel to get decorated, that's how important it is :)
And I wanted to share it all decked out in fall colors before it changed over to Christmas...
Isn't it beautiful?
I hardly ever show pictures of it's seasonal decor, mostly because I'm a bad blogger and forget.
But I lurvvvee it.
And there's my cute little caster drawer right under it :)
I had been searching for the perfect drawer to go under my table for a while because I wanted a little extra 'sumthin under there for decor/storage.
My felt & rosette fall wreath found it's home nestled on the mirror above my little table and serves as the centerpiece for everything.
I love decorating in layers and my table is no exception.
I used books and wood slices to create different heights for my milk glass vases, pumpkins and my DIY cloche from forever ago.
I got the glittery pumpkin from Michaels this year and you can find out more about my favorite 'harvest' pumpkin sign here.
Now, more about my little drawer :)
I used twine and then braided to create a rope handle.
The drawer already had holes drilled in from it's previous hardware so I just tied my twine through that.
Since it won't be used regularly, I'm not too worried about it falling apart :)
I, of course, distressed the drawer a little after painting the stripes.
You know me.
I love the natural wear on the drawer itself, adds to the character.
I wanted it look collected & cozy so I threw in some blankets and pillows in layers.
The blue chevron pillow is a cover from Hobby Lobby and the yellow pillow is one of my placemat pillows that I love so much.
I think I got this placemat at Target a while ago.
The blankets are a couple extras from around the house (I hoard them) but the white one is a baby blanket my mimi made for little man when he was a baby.
I like it staying nice & safe but still in plain view :)
The vintage books are some of my favorite things ever.
They were brought back from my mimi's after she passed away and I have a huge box filled with them.
I think one of these dates back to the 1800's. Love. them.
So there you have it.
Fall decor, gold stripes & a rescued drawer :)
Who knew a trashed drawer could be so cute, huh??