This month’s Fab Furniture Flippin Contest theme is ‘Class it Up’ and was hosted by D. Lawless Hardware, who have an amazing selection of drawer pulls and knobs. This contest gave me a chance to complete a project I’ve had on the back burner for a long time. I’m so excited to show you how I upcycled some old drawers into rolling under the bed storage bins.
First off, let’s say a huge thank you to the hosts of the amazing Fab Furniture Flippin Contest #FFFC. These amazing ladies do a wonderful job at organizing the monthly challenges for us, and are always inspiring us with their fabulous projects.
Sponsored Post Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post, however I did receive product for this post and all opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Check out the featured host this month:
Colleen from 58 Water Street transformed this dresser into a stunner —–> here.
Here are the drawers that have been stored in my garage for literally years. My husband frequently offered to take them to the dump for me, however I had a plan…. and my response was always a “no thank you. I’m going to use them… I really am…”
I started off by painting the drawers a rich coral shade. I’m totally digging coral right now, so this is right up my alley. This paint is from the Americana Décor Chalk Paint line.
After the drawers had been painted, I felt like they were a bit bland and needed some pizzazz.
I picked up some fun decals that coordinate with my daughter’s room décor and match her spunky personality as well.
To add the castors to the bottom of the drawers, I added a 0.75 inch piece of wood between the castors and bottom of the drawer because I didn’t want sharp screws sticking up into the storage area. Once the metal part of the castor was screwed to the wood piece, I then used wood glue to secure the castor in place on each corner of the drawer.
Once the glue had dried, I decided to use my nail gun (with some very small nails) to add some extra strength and stability.
Once these amazing antique milkglass drawer pulls were added, I then measured and glued in some wrapping paper with multi-coloured chevrons on the bottom of the drawers.
The drawers were then placed under my daughter’s bed, and are a perfect way for her to start off with getting her room organized for the new school year.
The castors make sliding the drawers in and out a breeze. They glide easily over hardwood and carpet and the stylish pulls make these under the bed storage bins one of my favourite upcycles ever.
Any bloggers or DIYers interested in joining the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks so much everyone for checking out my most recent upcycle.
See you next time my friends,
Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations says
Oh my gosh, Sue! The colors are amazing! So clever using the patterns you chose. What a sweet bedroom storage idea!
Sue Purdy says
Thanks so much Robin. I’m really happy with how they turned out and even better is that my daughter loves them. Fingers crossed they help her keep her room tidy 😉