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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Vintage Style Mini Drawers

Hey everyone, hope you are well! I am here with a set of mini drawers I have been meaning to alter for a long while. They came as plain wood with tiny handles I didn't like glued on. I pulled off the handles straight away!

I embossed some good quality cardstock with a vintage style embossing folder. I then carefully cut around the embossed pattern and glued onto the wood to give some texture.
I then painted the drawers in three different colours of chalk paint. After this was dry I mixed various vintage colours of mica pigment powder into the matte varnish and applied using sponges. I painted a generous amount on to the whole side then took a dry sponge to take some of the excess off around the embossed areas so that the whole surface distressed but with the concentration on the embossed pattern. I did this for two coats and left to dry.

I then drilled tiny holes into the drawers and used some gorgeous vintage style label drawer pulls I got from docrafts ages ago, this way it is very secure :)

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart: Anything Goes
Use your stuff: Dry Embossing
Altered Eclectics: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Creates and Makes: Anything Goes Vintage
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes


  1. Love this set of mini drawers. What a wonderful project! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

  2. Hello Elaine, lovely to see you back and what a fabulous set of draws, Love how you have decorated and wonderful colour too. Take care
    Linda xxx

  3. nice work. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  4. This is stunning! what an amazing project! Thanks for sharing it with us! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again!
    Tammy DT co-ordinator

  5. Wow! This is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog.

  6. Fab project, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  7. I am a huge fan of vintage. Love the effects you created. Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door

  8. A gorgeous set of vintage drawers! You have altered them beautifully. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month, Jane (DT) :) x

  9. Lovely project, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT xx

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at UYS, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. Thank for for sharing your beautiful alterations with us at UYS

  12. Great project! Lovely vintage effects on the drawers! Thanks for entering our ATG challenge at TTCRD. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge and good luck!
    Sunila & Aditi
    Dots to Lines

  13. I love the simplicity of design as well as the clean lines and functionality of this piece! Wonderful project and beautifully executed! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics!
    Chana, DT

  14. Beautiful box. Love your design. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here next month. Judy DT


Thank you for your lovely comments, I really appreciate them all :-) Elaine-xxx-

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