shadow box from an old drawer

February 17th, 2009 in member junk     
shamrockerin shamrockerin, member
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I found this old drawer a couple weeks ago. It's all wood, but it was scratched really badly, and it was missing its handles. I painted it white, then sanded the paint so it looks aged. The I decoupaged old sheet music to the inside of it.

It's a very versatile piece. The second picture shows it being used as a display case for my old dance trophies and memoribilia. I put the ribbons from the medals through the holes where the drawer pulls are supposed to be so that they hang down in the display.


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Comments (8)

RecycledPages writes: The music sheet in the back is a great idea. I just did a drawer for my CD's ...I think I am going to redo it...Great idea...
:) Posted: 2:01 pm on February 21st
bridiemurphy writes: Erin -- this is fantastic! Can't wait to show you what I've done with a drawer -- the EXACT same shape (i've painted mine pale pink)! Never thought about turning it on end, how creative -- and the timepieces dangling from ribbon through the drawer pulls, fabulous! Posted: 9:54 am on February 19th
irishrovr writes:
This is a wonderful keepsake shadowbox! Hanging the medals was a great idea!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 9:02 pm on February 18th
SHABBYPATTY writes: ANOTHER GREAT USE FOR A DRAWER! I HAVE PLENTY AROUND THE HOSE THAT I CAN'T BRING MY SELF TO THROW OUT! Posted: 9:58 am on February 18th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: The beautiful shape to the drawer really "sets the stage" for your dance memorabilia.

Nice job!
Candy Posted: 8:31 am on February 18th
junkermidge writes: Great job on your shadowbox. I love all the little trinkets inside. Great reuse for an old drawer. Way to go!

Midge Posted: 7:35 pm on February 17th
rebeljunker writes: This is a very nice way to display your keepsakes! I love the shape of the drawer! I like the sheet music, and the distressing. :) Posted: 6:27 pm on February 17th
MelHow writes: I really like how this turned out. The unusual shape of the face of the box makes a wonderful 'top' to the frame...I am a sucker for anything with old sheet music on it. ;) Posted: 5:11 pm on February 17th
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