Reusing Old Oak Drawers

This beautiful set of oak drawers was another one of my dump store finds.  Back when I was on vacation in September (read about it here), I just happened to be at the dump one day when a man asked me if I would like them!  Umm, yes please!  Of course I could not pass them up.trunk-desk-section-table-found-recreateddesignsThe drawers are really deep and  I am guessing that they were once part of a large oak desk.  I can just imagine that huge desk consuming the office it was in, filled with papers and ledgers, larger than life.  I bet it was beautiful! oak-desk-side-found-dump-store-recreateddesignsWith the set of drawers being so heavy and solid, I wanted to give them a makeover that would lighten them up.filling-holes-old-oak-drawer-recreateddesignsThe first thing that needed changing were those large wood handles.  To give the piece it’s new, lighter feel, new handles were definitely in order.

I filled the holes, sanded them smooth and drilled a new hole for the single knobs that would adorn each drawer.  silver-knobs-country-chic-paint-recreateddesignsI got these beautiful mercury glass knobs from Country Chic Paint and trust me, the picture does not begin to do them justice.  They are so, so pretty!  french-script-stencil-country-chic-paint-simplicity-coastal-fog-recreateddesignsTo make the drawers a little more special after I had painted them in Simplicity, I used the [easyazon_link identifier=”B00JG9M5PY” locale=”CA” tag=”recredesig-20″]Deco Art Americana Decor Stencil, Old French Script[/easyazon_link] with some Coastal Fog paint.  I have used this stencil before (here) and love how it subtly adds a little something.  country-chic-paint-simplicty-coastal-fog-clear-glaze-knobs-recreateddesignsTo lighten up the rest of the set of drawers, two coats of All-In-One Paint in Simplicity on the outside and two coats of All-In-One Paint in Coastal Fog on the inside was all it took. mixing-country-chic-paint-clear-glaze-silver-bullet-metallic-cream-recreateddesignsI finished off the entire piece with a coat of glaze.  The Clear glaze, mixed with a hint of Silver Bullet Metallic Cream gave a beautiful warm and weathered look to the Simplicity. silver-country-chic-paint-knobs-flowers-recreateddesigns-painted-drawersI love Grey and white together… it is so classic and soft.  country-chic-paint-knobs-glaze-recreateddesignscountry-chic-paint-simplicity-coastalfog-recreateddesignsThis heavy, Oak chest of drawers is certainly more befitting of an airy, cozy room now and the beautiful grey and white are simply perfect with the Mercury knobs!

*The paint and knobs used for this project were generously provided by Country Chic Paint.

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6 Comments on " Reusing Old Oak Drawers "

  1. Lisa

    I love the makeover, especially the stencil. Just beautiful!

    1. Lisa

      I have used that stencil a few times now and just love how pretty it is <3 It is one of my favourites!

  2. Lisa

    Wow! Quite the transformation, Lisa. It doesn’t even look like the same piece. So much lighter now, and lucky you to have all that extra storage. Thanks for sharing, Cynthia

    1. Lisa

      Thanks Cynthia! It certainly has come in handy and I love the extra long drawers. Hope your week is off to a great start!

  3. Lisa

    Love love love!! Great choice on the paint, knobs and stencil!

    1. Lisa

      That is so sweet! Thanks so much Cheryl 😉 I am totally in love with those knobs!! The pictures really don’t do them justice for how pretty they really are in person.

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