Mini DIY Project – Little Drawer Set ♥

So I recently showed you this little drawer chest that I picked up from a charity shop for only £1. It was kind of ugly, but sometimes I feel like I have to buy something when I get an idea in my head. So I decided to buy it and then finally got round to giving it it’s little make over and I’m quite happy with it!

It’s made of some kind of cheap wood and it isn’t excellent quality, but it was only £1! Anyway to start with I sanded it down, and took off those purple knobs from the drawers. Then I painted it all over with a white emulsion paint. I have to admit though, this wasn’t my best paint job!
I had seen these cute little crystal look knobs on eBay and they were only £2 for 4 from a Chinese seller. They were the perfect size! Although I had to ask Dad to shorten the screws on them as they were too long, so he sawed them down. Don’t know what I’d do without such a handyman Dad! I was really pleased with how perfectly sized they were. All the other knobs I’d seen had been big for a proper sized chest of drawers, so I was thrilled to find some mini ones!

 Once the paint was all dry, I thought it needed a bit of colour added to it. I decided to cut out a piece of square paper from a Cath Kidston magazine, and glued it to the top. The paper is very thick and good quality and has a lovely sheen to it. And the pattern is so pretty! 
And that was it! Ta da! So in total it cost me £3 to make this which I think is worth it as I can use it to keep hair clips and odds and ends in 🙂 I think it will look very cute in my room!
What do you think? I know a few of you have mentioned to me that you miss my carboot sale posts and DIY upcycling projects so I thought I’d show you this to fill the gap! Car boot season here starts in April, weather permitting, and I cannot wait! I had such a great past couple of years since I started bootsale hunting and I plan to keep it up again in 2013! 
Have you done any little projects lately? Send me a link!

17 Comments

  1. February 14, 2013 / 7:38 pm

    Awwwww! This is lovely! I found a little shop recently that sells a ton of crafty bits like hands really cheap. Was really tempted, damn my degree getting in the way. 😛 xx

  2. February 14, 2013 / 8:00 pm

    This is cute, great job!

    x

  3. February 14, 2013 / 8:18 pm

    Such a cute DIY! xxx

  4. February 14, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    What a great job. The paper makes it so pretty. I do lots of up cycling of furniture the last piece was a t.v. unit.
    The next in the wings is a very large workbench.
    Rosezeeta.

  5. February 14, 2013 / 10:56 pm

    This is so pretty!

    I have ocd and, unfortunately for me, this includes second hand things. It's not some snobby thing, I have no problem with cheaper things, anything like that, but when it comes to second hand my ocd goes into overdrive and I can't stop thinking about what has happened to it before I owned it – I know, with all honesty, that most of these things are so easy to clean that who cares? But try telling my ocd that!

    But this is just so so cute, it makes me wish I could get over it. I am always so jealous of all the amazing finds people get with car boot sales and charity shops – Especially when it comes to vintage bits; I can only get stuff that's made in the vintage style, which, as I'm sure you know, normally has a nice big price tag to go with it

  6. February 14, 2013 / 11:14 pm

    Oh that is sooo pretty. I always love your upcycle pieces Victoria.
    & to Laura – fill the bath up with bleachy water & leave second hands things in there to soak for a bit, then you know they are fully disinfected. Need to spend half an hour scrubbing and rescrubbing the bath afterwards of course! 😉
    Vohn x

  7. February 15, 2013 / 10:02 am

    amazing how easily you change something as ugly as those purple drawers into something as pretty as that!

    burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    x

  8. February 15, 2013 / 10:27 am

    Awww I love this! You are so clever! I up-cycled a dressing table chair once and was really happy with the result (the post is on my blog somewhere!) I should definitely do this more often, the satisfaction with the end result is great!

    I love having a good root around car boots and charity shops too. Most of my bedroom storage is from Charity shops!

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

  9. February 15, 2013 / 7:28 pm

    This looks great, I'm gonna be looking for things to upcycle when I finally get to go carbooting again, I'm desperate for nice weather to hurry up!
    I've just posted some photos of the bakerdays cake I won from you over on my wordpress blog, it was lovely! I love the look of your cakes too and have voted on the facebook page, I wish I was better at cake decorating!

    http://justjennydesigns.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/valentines-day/

    Jenny x

  10. February 17, 2013 / 1:46 am

    victoria I also have a question…have you ever won a competition? you must let me know. im always interested to hear cos I like have never won one. Just read your bio you see x

  11. February 21, 2013 / 4:39 pm

    Hi Victoria,
    I am from germany and I realy love your Blog! I like your ideas and this one is so cute!
    XOXO Victoria (same name :D)

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