About a week ago I shared these cute knock-off small apothecary cabinets on my Instagram stories and I got a lot of personal DM’s asking me about them. So, I decided to make a blog post with all the details! See below…
I have been looking for something to sit on top of my desk to could hold smaller item’s but I couldn’t find anything in my budget that I liked, so I came up with my own idea. When my sister and I went to Ikea last month, I bought these cute little cabinet-drawers for $16.99/each. I loved the size of them, but wasn’t crazy about the look.
I decided to take out the drawers and turn them around (so you couldn’t see the finger-pull) and use some of the awesome card catalog pulls that I purchased from D.Lawless Hardware to make them fit my style and the decor in my office.
Step 1: Since these drawers aren’t made of the highest quality wood, there are a lot of “particles” that sit on if it, so I took a 220 grit sanding block and sanded down all of the sides.
Step 2: Clean-off dust with vacuum
Step 4: Sanded any remaining “particles” that may have been lifted from the wood when I applied the primer.
Step 5: Sprayed 2 coats of white Rust-Oleum spray paint to everything, including the insides
Step 6: After everything was nice and dry I added card catalog pulls that I purchased from D.Lawless Hardware. Instead of using tack-nails, since the wood is thin, I just used Multi-Surface Titebond and glued the pulls to the drawer. If you don’t have Titebond, Gorilla Glue or Loctite would also work well.
In case you’re wondering the measurements are: 16.5” long x 12.5” tall x 7.25” deep.
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