What I Created Out of an Old Drawer

Remember this drawer I found for a buck at the resale shop?

Well, I got to thinking how this would make a great candle holder!

Then my instinct was right, and stumbled upon this lovely color of spray paint…

Ohhh Catalina Mist, how I love you!   I saw this shade at Hobby Lobby and knew it would be perfect for my little drawer.  And by the way, this was my first time using Krylon.  Oh my goodness!!  I would totally be a Krylon convert if it came in Heirloom White.  The spray nozzle is amazing, turns all sorts of directions to spray, and doesn’t give any finger pain!  I could go on and on, but I’ll stop.

So first I primed my drawer.  Then I spray painted it with my new favorite shade.

Love that color!!  It’s the perfect shade of aqua blue/green.  Then I put on a new knob from Hobby Lobby.

Next I put in some rocks from the dollar store and added my candles.  And now is where it gets really cool.  I busted out my stamp that I recently used on my book makeover and just stamped both sides of the drawer.

Cool eh?  Now I’ll just show you a bunch of pictures because I was having fun taking them.  I put this new candle holder in our master bedroom since the color matched perfectly.  :)

Whew!  Okay, that should be enough. :)

What do you think of my new candle holder?  I like it even better that it was a dollar. :)

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  1. Well, at first I couldn’t imagin..that is where you are the crafty lady that you are,,you see the picture ahead of time. I am working on that special gift. But I like how it turned out….the color is beachy, and vintage and shabby chic, and with the ivory candles…very cool..Thanks for sharing.

  2. I have been thinking about doing a project with similar stamps – beautiful cursive writing, foreign languages, etc.
    You may have given me the push I needed.

  3. You keep rocking my world, this piece is fabulous! Love it :)

  4. FABULOUS! The stamping on it just took it to a whole new level!

  5. LOVE it Emily! What a fun idea! I might just have to copy you(if I ever find a drawer!). :)

  6. I haven’t used my stamps in quite a while but it may just be time to unretire them!! Your drawer looks fantastic!

  7. Oh I love that stamp!! Makes everything look even more fabulous!! Great job!!

  8. Looks great! Looks like we have the same taste in color.

  9. Oh, that is too cool. It really adds to the peaceful and serene atmosphere in your bedroom. I will have to look for that shade of spray paint the next time I’m at Hobby Lobby. We don’t have one in the city nearest my house – can you believe it?! Every city should have Hobby Lobby! :)


  10. How adorable is that?!!! Great job. The stamping just made it even better!

  11. Looks beautiful girly!!! and for one dollar is even better!!!!


  12. So Krylon Catalina Mist goes with SW Rainwashed–good to know. Thinking of doing Rainwashed on the walls in our new-to-us master suite. Much 1993 wallpaper to remove first, though!

    • Yes Carol it’s a nice compliment. Oh yuk…wallpaper. That’s gonna be a chore! Check out SW “Sea Salt” too…I’ve heard great things about that color also but never used it.

  13. What a great transformation! I love the color you chose and adding the special added touch of the stamp on the the side…very cool!

  14. $1 ?!? wow – it’s looks great now!

  15. LOVE IT!!! Great job and I am going to go and look for that stamp!! Excellent gift ideas!! Thanks for sharing!!

  16. This came out so great! I swear I’m going to Hobby Lobby this weekend for stamps! ;)

  17. Anonymous says:

    I wish I could see something this beautiful when I see an old drawer! So creative and cute!

  18. Oooooooh, I love that color! That is such a neat idea for your little drawer. Thanks for the inspiration!


  19. ugh. love. that might be my favorite color. this gives me inspiration on what i can do for a dog treat container. okay i’ll probably use a different kind of container and stamp… that might be too pretty for dog treats? :) but i love this stamp idea. brilliant.

  20. I love it! The color is perfect and that stamp is the perfect touch. What kind of ink do you use?


  21. I totally L-O-V-E this project! I have been looking for something fun to do and I think I may have just stumbled upon your blog at just the right time! Thank you for sharing your wisdom and creative-ness with everyone!
    When I first saw the drawer I was thinking that would make the most divine flower box! I might have to go search for something at the second hand store here where I live and find something! What a great gift idea! Thanks again for sharing! OH, by the way, can I sort of “copy” your idea?!

  22. Carrie Symes says:

    WOW, that is so beautiful!! I may have to try it as well!!

  23. I love it! I love that stamp! What a great idea! Love it!

  24. I love your drawer — and the birthday hat, too!

  25. w.o.w.!!!! i love it ! what a fantastic idea! and i WILL be buying that color-i’ve never seen that one! the candle drawer is romantic and beautiful! have a great wkend!

  26. I’m loving it!!! So sweet and the stamping on it just made it awesome!!!

    Congrats on a job very well done!

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  27. Sharon@Elizabeth&Co. says:

    Very nice!!!

  28. So simple yet so beautiful! Great job! Love the color!

  29. How pretty. What a neat idea…the color is beautiful!

  30. Great color! I love the added details too, great job!

  31. I am in love w/ that color and this idea. How innovative of you. Make me one now?! :) PLEASE, pretty please come link this up to Fabulous Friday (open till Monday!)
    Heather @ http://www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

  32. love this project. i want to do something similar, i think the words add so much. you are one clever girl!

  33. Oh I LOVE this idea! I totally have to reopen my drawer link from a past SNS to enter this one too! LOVELOVELOVE! It’s pretty, compact and unexpected.


  34. Your drawer candle holder turned out lovely! The color was a perfect choice.

  35. TDC sent us this way and I am browsing. . .I could comment on EVERYTHING featured on her page b/c you have incredible taste. Wanted to let you know I was browsing on my own, though, and will totally be coming back as time permits to continue to draw inspiration from you!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  36. Another gorgeous project! Love the color you used!

  37. So serene and spa-like! I love it!

  38. That is super cute, I love the color and the writing on the side!

  39. it’s not cool…IT IS AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEEE! you have just given me tons of ideas where to put my candles. super thanks for posting the photos. super like:)

  40. Love it! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  41. Oh this is wonderful! You are oh so clever! Please come over to Midchix and link yourself and this project up in the Crafty Mamas Flock. My members will LOVE this! So happy to find your blog! Awesome!

  42. wow that is great! I need me an old drawer now :D

    Visiting via SSB link party


  43. Love this!! So beautiful and I love the white plate on the wall behind it!

  44. Absolutely beautiful! Kudos to you for seeing what a thing can become – that’s a wonderful gift to have!
    ~ Janet

  45. So cute. Nice use of ‘junk’ You’re a new blog for me. Just found you on Blog Party

  46. Tre chic. I love, love, love it. Who would even think to do this? You are amazing and the color is gorgeous. I really like the stamping, it gives it such a finished look.

  47. Great color you chose for that cute little candle box!

  48. Cute idea. I just used Krylon for the first time yesterday and I loved it.

    Have a great week! La

  49. This looks just wonderful! The color is so pretty, the style so romantic. Love it!

  50. I love the paint color you chose. The box turned out so beautiful!!

  51. What a great idea. May I copy?

  52. that is just the cutest candleholder ever!! Love the stamping on the sides…

  53. Just clicked over from The Inspired Room. Love your drawer … I could totally do that! Thanks for a great idea.

  54. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  55. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

    Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here

  56. Oh this is great. I love the color too. And I especially like how you hung the plate directly behind it. Gives it a good accent and I imagine the candle light reflects nicely off of it.


  57. This is such a great color! I have no stamps but I’d love to get one like this! Congrats on your highlight over at Craft Gossip!

  58. Super cool! That is lovely!

  59. I LOVE IT!!! The color, the knob, the stamping on the side~LOVE IT!

  60. Oh, my gosh…. I love this too!
    I must sign up to follow your blog!
    Have a good day!

  61. It is so beautiful!!
    Found you from Bargin shopping site

  62. Love love LOVE!!!!!! I gotta get me some Catalina Mist STAT! :)
    Thanks for linking up! :)

  63. This is such a cute idea! I featured it go check it out and grab a button if you’d like!

  64. You are a girl after my own heart! I love buying cabinet doors & drawers t our resale shop too. This is gorgeous! loooove the color! I could totally see it selling in a retail store for big bucks. :)

  65. Love this color! This is so simple and pretty, yet so practical. I gotta find me a stamp like this.
    :-) Sue

  66. this is so cute…love the color…well done

  67. I just found your blog today…became a follower and joined the party! I love what you did with the drawer…now I am on the lookout for those too. Great project.

  68. I love the color and the detail on the drawer! I just bought that same knob from HL and I have no idea what to do with it, but I love it! Great job.

  69. VERY CUTE!! I need one of these! I’m a follower! Come by and say hi at Sassy Sites! ;)

  70. very cool! I love the color, the stamp and the fact it was only $1.00.


  71. I LOVE it! What a great idea!!

  72. very creative idea–great job!

  73. Lovely and calming. I love it.

  74. Ooh, nice! Those candles look perfect inside your newly revamped drawer. I never would have thought of this.
    Thank you for participating in the Therapy Session with Life in the Pitts!

  75. Wow. I love what you did with it! I’d love for you to drop by and link up to Vintage Suitcase Friday!

  76. I love this! It is too cute! That color is beautiful as well!
    Thanks for linking up!

  77. i love that color! what a great idea! i will definitely be visiting your blog more often!


  78. Very pretty…I am hosting a CSN Giveaway on my blog. I would love for you to stop by.

  79. What a brilliant idea…. Love it.

  80. Ohhh… love that color! It looks like an old sewing machine drawer. And love the stamping it adds that final touch.

    I’m having a new link party “Cheap Thrills Thursday” starting the 29th. It’s for creative ideas that cost under $20. I’d love for you to stop by and join in!

  81. Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills party!

  82. This is really cute! Now just to find a small drawer~ I need that stamp too. I’ve seen it around at a lot of crafts lately. Super cute! thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays!

  83. Thanks for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade! I love this – such pretty details! I’ll be including it in the highlights. :)

  84. I LOVE this candle holder. What a great idea to use an old drawer! I especially love the color of paint you used!

  85. Great idea, and makeover on the little drawer. Love the color choice.

  86. This was one of my favorite projects from last week’s Mad Skills party, so I will be featuring it tomorrow morning!

  87. Stopping by from the Under the table and dreaming Sunday Showcase, great project! :)

    Here is mine if you want to stop by :)


  88. I’m loving it! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Anything Related!

  89. We featured this as one of Our Favorite Thingz this week! Check it out on our sidebar!

  90. What a clever idea! So charming!

  91. This is absolutely beautiful! I think I just got an idea for something that has been sitting in my craft room! Awesome.

  92. Love the color. Very cute idea!

  93. Very cute!

  94. I absolutely love the color! I am totally going to get that at Hobby Lobby, I have been searching for it in spray paint! Finally! Such a cute idea for a candle holder, totally love it! Thanks :)

  95. Super cute! That stamp is paying off big time!

  96. I found you on the CSI website. I love what you did with the old drawer. I have an old metal tin I found in the barn. I’m going to do something much like this for my half bathroom we are redoing this week. Thanks for the idea.

  97. Love the color and stamping and (kind of random but…) the design on the drawer front is really great! Do you think you’ll ever let the candles burn below the top of the drawer? I’d be afraid of starting a fire, but I’m a bit of a worrywart :)

  98. Love love love this!!! I have a drawer like this that Ive have sitting in the garage for awhile and couldnt think of what to do with it! Genius! This is also my first time to your site and I love your quote for your website!

  99. So excited to have found your blog :) Great ideas…Love your style! Pure genius on the drawer!


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