This is going to be a short post today – I mean, what more can I say than “drawer shelf” for you to know the entirety of the project?
I’ve had this drawer sitting in my garage for months. I was going to make a butler’s table, I was going to use it for a small herb garden, I was going to use it to store pillows or a couple of blankets… but I never got around to any of those.
While working on the girls treehouse makeover – aka “Tweening up the treehouse” I got to thinking about what it was that made a fort ‘cool’ when I was a kid…
- that it was mine
- that it was a private hangout/hideout
- that it was decorated or set up like a ‘real’ home
That’s when I decided to repurpose this old drawer into a shelf to decorate the playhouse.
I used a couple of coats of BM’s colour of the year – Shadow – in an exterior grade paint.
I also gave it a coat of outdoor sealer to help prolong it’s life.
I hung the drawer shelf with the knob hole at the bottom – just in case water does get in, it will be able to drain out. See – no work at all here – the hole is already there!
I screwed the back (formerly the bottom) of the drawer directly to the playground. If you are planning to house anything heavy in your drawer shelf, you might want to use l-brackets underneath as well.
The kids decorated it with treats and flowers:
Simple, decorative, functional and another item saved from landfill!
Treehouse progressing nicely – but there’s more still to come!
Have a great one!