How to Make a Map Shelf From a Repurposed Drawer

Today I'm repurposing this drawer from an old hutch...

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The three sectioned silverware drawer came from 
another project [here]. 

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The drawer just wasn't working on that piece so today I'm using it again in this easy project anyone can do.

I began by painting the shelf with Fusion Mineral Paint in Inglenook. 

By the way... gorgeous color!


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Then I used some old sailing chart maps I found at a garage sale. These were a super great find, they remind me of the maps my father had back when we went sailing as a kid. 



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I cut the maps to fit inside the back of the drawer.


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I used matte finish Decou-Page by DecoArt to decoupage the maps to the back of the drawers. (This is my affiliate link)


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Decou-Page is easy to use and has a great look. It comes in several different finishes and effects, I chose matte for this project.


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I added "D" rings to the back of the drawer to hang as a shelf and I've got an easy DIY nautical map shelf of the waterways in our area.


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

Comments

  1. That turned out really great. Love how the colours compliments the map.

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  2. I love old maps, what a beautiful way to use that one! Turned out great!

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  3. I came across you on hometalk (I'm Pillarboxblue). I love using old maps to upcycle things, I've done chairs, a table and a suitcase before. I think this looks great, love the map choice.

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  4. I love how this turned out, Susan! I have bazillions of old maps and really need to start doing something with them! Thanks for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party.

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