Book Page Totes

6:39:00 AM

I repurposed a couple of small, old drawers today,
you almost don't recognize them as drawers anymore.

book page totes

book page totes

They were the small drawers from a plate rack that
hung on the wall. The drawers were cute so I grabbed them... the plate rack, not so much!

I added 2 pieces of wood to the sides of the drawers, then a chair spindle on one and a piece of decorative wood on the other for handles. 

book page totes

Each box got a coat or 2 of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and then clear wax. 

book page totes

I decoupaged book pages to the bottoms of the box then added keys and locks for decoration. 

I used a product called Gilding Wax on the key and the lock to coordinate the colors of the metal. 

This product is great and a tiny jar will last you the rest of your life.  

Put a dab on your finger and just rub it on whatever you want to have a gilded effect. It can be done on wood as well as the metal. The gilding wax comes in many colors, today I am using King Gold.

book page totes

book page totes

These drawers look a whole lot better as totes!

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  1. These are adorable! Now to find some small old drawers!

  2. These totes turned out just great! I love the handles and the hardware.

  3. How cute! I love the one with the spindle handle especially!


  4. These are so cool, Susan! Drawers! Must look for drawers more closely...

  5. Love these! Now I need to find a little drawer or two or three.......

  6. I love your totes! They are super cute!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

  7. I love seeing such novel uses for everyday things! I mean, I've passed up so many little drawers over the years, now I'll be looking at them with a different eye for sure! Thanks for the tip on the gilding wax. xoKathleen


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