Something Old, Something New

I’m taking a day off today… from my windows that is, to work on something totally different!  I’m sooo excited!  Wait till you see how super cute this is!

Yesterday, my sweet hubby was looking on facebook so he could “Like” my newest window we had made together, and he came across a friend of his who was giving away an antique chest of drawers.  Hubby quickly emailed her to see if it was still available, and luckily, it was!  I was beyond excited!!

After we got home with it, we looked it over to be sure it was structural enough to refinish.  Sadly, it wasn’t.  There were several places where the wood was broken or cracked, and the drawers did not come out easily.  There was way too much damage on both the inside and outside to make it a piece I’d want to refinish and sell. 

One of the things I loved most about this piece were the drawers and drawer pulls.  They were absolutely gorgeous!  Plus, each drawer had a cute little key hole in it.  LOVE it!!  So, I decided to salvage what I could to use for other projects, and think long and hard what to do with the drawers. 

Here is my first drawer I did today…

First, I painted all the sides of the drawers, distressed it a bit, and added a stencil. 

Finally, I took the old legs from the dresser and added them to the bottom.  That’s it!  Easy!!

Now I have a nice place to put my throw pillows.  

My little dog Gidget was eyeing it as I was putting the pillows in, so I have a feeling it might end up as a dog bed too! 🙂
Have a super Labor Day!

My name is Claire and I am behind the blog... The Rustic Pig. I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and I just might be addicted to Craigslist. I love to buy antiques, paint them, and give them a chance to be loved again! Please feel free to pull up a chair and stay for a while. If you ask a question or leave a comment, I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!


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Texas gal, wife, mother to 2 boys, author behind the blog The Rustic Pig, business owner, antique lover, and Christ follower!

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  1. That is the cutest and most creative project ever! I love it. What a great idea. I see another project in my future. 🙂

    Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. So thrilled to have you, and good luck on your first one. I will be here to support you!

  2. What an awesome idea – turned out just beautiful!

  3. No way! this is amazing! You are so smart…!!! And talented…
    I want to make one too!!!!
    Would be great for magazines, or throw blankets too….

  4. Hi! Stopping by to let you know I featured your awesome project at Best in Show from A Bouquet of Talent party! Thank you so much for sharing. You have a button waiting on you. 🙂
    Have a great week.

  5. Stopping by because I saw your feature at Live on Lakeshore Drive. This is a great project! I hate throwing my pillows on the floor and I happen to have an old drawer or 2!! Thanks for sharing this!

  6. What a fantastic way to repurpose an old drawer! It looks amazing! Thank you for sharing your talents with us at Gettin’ Krafty!

  7. I love this drawer and I picked it as one of my features for this past week’s All Star Block Party. Adorable! Thanks for sharing!


  8. I love this drawer! In fact I picked it as one of my features this week for the All Star Block Party. Thanks for sharing!


  9. Stopping over from your feature to pin your cute drawer.


  10. Claire, I am simply IN LOVE with this.. So neat and brilliant.. LOVE LOVE it.. : )) – I am featuring you TONIGHT via Pin’Inspirational Thursday, hope you can stop in and snag a button ;)).. Thanks SO much for linking.. xo

  11. Beutiful idea! This is very cute!

  12. Very very cute! Love how it turned out~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! 🙂

  13. Love it! I have a drawer decoupaged and ready to go but I just couldn’t decide about a base and now you’ve inspired me to add legs. Thanks!

  14. That is beautiful! I just may have to try one out for myself : )
    Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Love Always,
    Love Grows Wild

  15. Hi! I have some old drawers of mine and some table legs that I picked up at Salvation Army for $1. How did you add your table legs? I don’t think the ones I have can be screwed in, can I glue them with some strong craft glue?

  16. Aw sookie sookie naw! This is down home, way cool. Thank you so much for sharing this idea.

    You know, I love the look and feel of your blog. May I please contact you to find out more about blogging?

    Either way, thank you for this post.



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