DIY Drawer Art: Trash to Treasure Series {Project #4}



Our crafty friend Allyson M. made this DIY Drawer Art and we knew it would be perfect for our Trash to Treasure series! She turned a junky drawer she got for free (yes, for free) at a garage sale into super cute art.



I will  make one the next time I have a drawer I can use. I cannot wait to make a few of these in various colors and using different pictures!

It would look perfect on a stand, a bookshelf or if you made several of them: as a collage on the wall.

img_1832She sanded it a bit and painted it a teal blue. Then, added a Valspar antique glaze in a few spots (sanded a few spots to distress), glued on scrapbook paper (25 cents), some jute cord (you can buy a large amount for about $5 at craft stores- she obtained hers for free at a garage sale though), and a picture she had taken at a French country store in Charlevoix, Michigan.

She spotted this bike out front and took some candid pictures.  So, go to your local antique mall or outdoor garden store and snap some pictures!

We used the editing app Filters on my I-phone to play around with the picture image/ coloring. You can do a black and white, sepia, or play with the color. I love their Antique and Monochromatic filter options.

She then had it printed for a few dollars into an 8 x 10 size.

Add some cute accents like wood stars, a small terra cotta pot, or a cement tea light and you are done! Of course, Allyson added some rhinestones.  It’s her shabby-chic style with a twist.


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Super cute. Super crafty. Super quick!

Here is another before and after of a project Allyson created recently. She simply removed the vinyl backing, painted teal and pink, and hung up as fence accents.

Thank you for sharing your talents with us and inspiring some creativity!







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