I am having so much fun making things for my craft room. (So excited to finally have one!!) I have been hunting up cabinets and storage and all those useful things – but I’ve also been wanting to make some cute things too! I have a few drawers that were leftover from a dresser I turned into our entertainment cabinet – and I thought that one of them would be a fun little DIY shelf for the craft room!
Isn’t it fun? I added a fabric covered cork sheet on the back of the DIY shelf so I could pin up cute things, or project inspiration ideas. I love how colorful it looks!
It’s a great spot for holding a few little sewing items also!
Supplies needed to make your own upcycled DIY shelf:
- Dresser Drawer – you can find these at thrift stores or on Craigslist
- Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint (I used Everlasting White)
- Cork Roll
- Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
- Paint Brush
- Spray Paint
- Fabric – I used this awesome floral from Jennifer Paganelli that I am in love with and am using everywhere. It is just. that. awesome.
Start by taking the hardware off your drawer. Wipe down the drawer and sand off any rough spots. You don’t need to strip the wood.
Paint the sides of the drawer with the Chalky Finish paint. I used about three coats. Sand off a little around the edges if you want a distressed look.
While you’re painting your drawer, spray paint the hardware. Let it completely dry and then distress the hardware a bit if you want.
Create a pattern of the inside of your DIY shelf with paper. Lay out your cork sheet and using the pattern, cut out the shape from the sheet. I would recommend laying out your sheet a few hours ahead of time and weighing it down with some books or something similar. It will make cutting and gluing so much easier if it’s not curling up on you.
Cut a piece of fabric larger than your cork sheet – about an inch all the way around. Lay the fabric face down, then lay your cork on top. Hot glue the fabric edges to the back of the cork, so the fabric is covering the cork sheet tightly.
Add hot glue to the corners and center of your drawer back. Work quickly here so your glue doesn’t cool off. Place the cork sheet in the drawer, pressing into all the corners and making sure it lays flat.
Add your cute new hardware back onto the top of the drawer.
And your DIY shelf is done!
Fill up your shelf with all kinds of cute things – and pin things to the cork sheet too!
And maybe add a cute garland!
Have you ever made anything from a drawer?