Hey guys! It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday again with my friends. I found this garage storage organizer thingy at a yard sale but I didn’t plan on keeping my nails and screws in it. I knew it could be much prettier and chic.
I took the drawers out and cleaned it all up. Then I took the case outside and painted it with black Rustoleum spray paint.
I went through my stash of scrapbook paper and picked out three sheets that coordinated. I cut out six pieces from each sheet to fill the drawer fronts. Since the front of the drawer wouldn’t be see-through anymore, I thought it would be good to number each one. Otherwise it might be maddening to search through 18 different drawers to find what you need! I printed the numbers on off-white card stock.
After lots of cutting, I laid out the papers and numbers for each drawer.
Then I used Mod Podge and an artist’s brush to glue the paper in place.
When all the drawers were finished I slid them back in and voila! This sweet little organizer was complete.
It would be great for craft storage: buttons, thread, beads, washi tape…
I bought this owl on a trip to Anthropologie – it’s actually one half of a salt and pepper shaker set but I got it on clearance because the other owl was missing. Lucky me!
I love this paper; I’m a sucker for anything with a French or vintage theme.
I hope you liked this revival of one of my favorite Trash to Treasure makeovers! Stay tuned next Tuesday for another “Best of the Archives” project.
Next, visit my friends’ makeovers below – click the links to see the Afters!
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