Old Drawer Upgrade


Hey, everybody! I have a great project to share with you today and it involves an old drawer that I have been hanging onto as well as some amazing paint!

This is my first time working with Milk Paint and I have to say that I am very impressed! I was a little unsure of having to mix my own paint, but I have to tell you that is was both easy to work with as well as fun.

The paint that I used was from Old Fashioned Milk Paint. You can check out their website here. They have lots of really great colors to choose from, so after you see the project, head over to their website and have a look!

So this is the old drawer that I have been hanging onto.

A little beat up — but I just couldn’t bear to part with it and I am glad that I hung onto it!

First things first, I had to remove all the hardware and the steel slider on the sides.

This was easy enough to do with a screwdriver. Since this drawer was a little old there was a bit of dust built up under these sliders. I used a large flat brush to give the entire drawer a good dusting.


There is nothing worse than painting over dust.

Next, it was time to mix up the milk paint.

This was super easy! Old Fashioned Milk Paint sends you very detailed instructions on how to do this so that you get the best paint for your project.

Okay, now about the color. For those of you who don’t know me that well, I have this thing about yellow — this thing that means I am not really a fan. I thought I would branch out and try something new, so I went with the shade Mustard. I have to say, that I love it! This paint is rich in color and left my project with an amazing finish!

Once the paint had dried, it was time to attach some wheels to my drawer. I found these small caster wheels at Home Depot and they were only $1.59 each.

I attached four wheels to the bottom of the drawer.

The drawer pull was a little on the dingy side so I spruced it up with a bit of spray paint made specifically for metal.

And here is the finished project… 16735552_10155070810849851_305466956_oI distressed the edges a little bit just because I am a huge fan of the distressed.

What do I use the drawer for, though?

Under the bed storage!! My daughter has a ridiculous amount of socks, so now, I can keep them tucked away under her bed and just pull out the drawer when needed. The wheels make the drawer much easier to slide out!

What do you think of this project? Let me know by commenting below and don’t forget to check Old Fashioned Milk Paint! You will be glad you did!



4 thoughts on “Old Drawer Upgrade

  1. That is such a lovely color Holly. I too am a first timer with milk paint. And I was surprised at how easy it was to mix it. I am really looking forward to the next project.

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