Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Metal Drawers in Color

The last couple of years, anything with drawers, small cabinets or cubbies have been very good sellers in our shop.  I picked these up at a flea market about a year ago.  They were the standard issue library card catalog drawers in that drab army green.  I only sold one of them so I decided to give them a makeover with some spray paint.  I like the result.  They now have a very fun look to them and I can think of so many ways to use these.
The first drawer was painted with Krylon Teal spray paint.
The second drawer got a coat of Krylon Jade, sort of a green blue.
The third drawer received a coat of Colonial Red from Rustoleum.  When they were all dry, I wiped them down with Minwax Jacobean stain, finished them with a clear coat and they have a whole new look.  These would even be great with plants in them.
I'm happy to announce the winner of the Ramsign give-away did get back to me.  Congratulations, Marilyn.

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8 comments:

Art and Sand said...

Love those metal drawers and the colors you chose.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I can picture that army green color. I think I have a metal box in the garage in that sad state. I love the new colors you chose. The drawers even have a little spot for a label!

Donna said...

I really love those metal drawers, Maggie! The colors are so pretty, and the stain you gave them is perfect. Much more exciting now!!

Pendra said...

Love, the drawers and the color. You're about the 3rd person today I've heard about Jacobean Minwax. I think I'm going to have to check it out!
~ Pendra

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

Those are very pretty draws. I love the colors you painted them.

sparklegem said...

What a great idea! They look really nice and the colors you chose are wonderful.

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

Love little cubbies, drawers, and boxes. Great job!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

These look great! The colors are great. You're right they would make awesome planters.