A skinny stack of diminutive drawers is the perfect home for household hodgepodge. To give an old piece a fast facelift, just get out a screwdriver. You can swap humdrum handles for nifty new knobs in a jiffy. Then organize your markers, rubber bands, and thumbtacks. You and your junk drawer never looked so smart.
1.Prep Your Space: Choose a well ventilated, wind-free area (preferably outside), lay out a tarp, and put on a protective mask.
2.Prep Your Piece: Remove the knobs and any other hardware. Sand any rough or rusty spots. Then clean the item thoroughly and pull out all the drawers. Prop the item up on small blocks of wood so it doesn’t touch the tarp.
3.Prime and Paint: Coat the item thoroughly with the spray primer first, holding the can vertically. When that coat is dry, spray on the color. To avoid runs, spray at least eight inches from the surface, do multiple light coats, and keep that can moving!
Buttoned Up: To give a set of drawers a dashing new look, try vintage coat buttons in place of the knobs. Simply feed a wire through the loop on the button, poke it through the drawer front, and press the ends back. Secure inside with a staple gun. How handsome!
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