How to Make a Beautiful Bill Holder

The bills are a fact of life, so why not give 
them a pretty spot while they're waiting to get paid.

This antique sewing machine drawer was a purchase on a recent trip "upstate"

... that's what we Long Islanders call the rest of New York.

I found an awesome place up there that can only be described as heaven!

The junk yard up there had tons of these drawers and I had the perfect use for this one.  

I wanted to fix it up a little so that gorgeous drawer front popped!

I began by painting the drawer white with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Pure White.

Then I stenciled on the word "bills".

It isn't just beautiful... it's functional!

I'm practical that way.

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  1. love easy fixes! I have some drawers like that around here somewhere...hmmmm

  2. Ha, yes bills are definitely a fact of life. At least you made organizing them look gorgeous! Love the drawer makeover., don't we all say that?! =)


  3. So you may have found a treasure trove of sewing machine drawers fancy ones!
    Nice use too.

  4. Great job! I bought 4 of these last year and refinished them quite similar to yours. 2 I used to organize my computer desk and 2 I used in my craft room. One for sewing supplies and the other one is a container for embellished cans holding all kinds of supplies. I wish I could find more...


  5. I have a couple of these single drawers too and used them as accessories on top of my entertainment center filled with red and white fat qtrs. Good display and storage. Eye candy to me.

  6. Oh my beautiful! I love how you did this!

  7. I really love this drawer, it turned out super gorgeous! I know you already saw that I featured this on my blog today, so I'm just stopping by to pin it and say thanks again for sharing!

  8. What a great project - it's going on my Pinterest board!

  9. I am crushing on this drawer!!! : ) LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!! TFS...hugs...

  10. Great Idea... I have some of these drawers and have used them in a few different ways and now they are sitting in the garage...guess where I am headed??? Bringing them back in what a great idea!


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