If you've read this blog very long, you know that I LOVE taking something "ugly duckling-ish" and turning it into a swan. Well, I have completed two such transformations this week.
One was a big old ugly "plastic" mirror ... now all white and prettily distressed;
|and this little ceramic "Made In Japan" spice drawer set.|
All three drawers were smashed to pieces and the little box had surely seen better days.
|This is what the inside of each drawer looked like before transformation.|
Now somebody tried to glue Humpty Dumpty back together again...but
it just wasn't getting it.
My brain begin to whirl...what could I do to the drawers? Replace, make new ones?
How about repairing the old ones with our old friend, Mod Podge?
Mod Podge to the Rescue!!
First, I covered the drawers on the front outside with several layers of
tissue paper and MP. Then I repeated the process on the inside.
|This is the middle drawer that lost its knob.|
I painted the insides of the boxes, blue and orange and MP'd again.
Then I painted the fronts of the drawers off white, clear waxed them and then dark waxed with AS wax.
I buffed them and after a while decided to paint a similar design to the original ones on the fronts.
I distressed them and added a flower where the knob should have been on the knobless drawer.
|This is the result of the rescue. |
BTW: Note that one leg is different from the rest.
(This little chest has been through it!)
|I lightly sprayed a polyurethane finish both inside and out.|
I have no idea how this will hold up, but it appears to be a good fix
for something that was headed to the garbage can!!
Transforming is good,