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Last year I did a post featuring Lakley’s bedroom makeover and I was so excited when I found out it was the number 1 in the top 15 Housewives of Riverton posts in 2014. You can check it out here. I absolutely love the way her room turned out and I’m so glad I documented it because I’m actually in the process of changing this room since Lakley is at college.
Today I want to share with you how I made this wall shelf. You wont believe what I made it out of!
Maybe you can tell better from this angle.
Yep… your right its made from 2 old drawers from a dresser. When redoing the kids room it was time to get rid of an old dresser that I had used with all 3 kids since they were babies and I knew we could no longer use the dresser but I wasn’t ready to get rid of it because it had been with us so long. I thought well then I should make something with it and that is how this shelf came about.
The fronts of the 2 drawers are at the top of the shelf and the bottom. I painted the drawers a cream color and then screwed them together. I then painted the top black and antiqued the whole shelf.
I then measured the back of the drawer and cut a piece of foam board and batting to fit and covered both with a fabric that I had picked. I simply duct taped it because I could easily change it if I ever want to. The thought next was to tuft it with a button or something and I actually found that a dresser knob (to keep in the theme) worked best. The bad thing is you will need a way to cut the long screw off the knob so it will fit flush to the back of the shelf which Kelly did for me with a hack saw.
This is how it looks finished from the front.
The foam cushions are just pushed to the back….they fit pretty snug. Hobby Lobby has the best selection of knobs. Don’t you love these?
Its truly one of my favorite things that I’ve made. I hope this shelf has helped excite you to get creative with a dresser you may have that needs an up-do!!
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