Upcycling My Old Vintage Spice Drawers

revamping vintage spice drawers

revamping vintage spice drawers
Upcycling My Old Vintage Spice Drawers has been a project that I have been meaning to do for ages and I have finally got around to doing it.  There are many projects in my craft room that I want to achieve but all I seem to do is write lists, Look at Faire, to see how I’m going to spend my ‘refer a brand’ discount and procrastinate lol! but then that’s me all over…wasting precious time thinking about doing things and never getting around to doing them!

revamping vintage spice drawers

So on this particular day,  from somewhere…I got my sh*t together and got creative!  I ventured down to my summer house in the garden and got the paint out that I used for the vintage kitchen unit.  The paint was still a bit too blue for my liking…I wanted it paler, so I added a bottle of acrylic paint to it and gave it a good old shake and stir and viola…the perfect colour for my spice drawers.

revamping vintage spice drawers

First I must mention that I am a terrible painter!  I splosh it on, not really paying much attention to it dripping all over the place…I just want to get the job done quick,  so I prepared the table by adding lots of paper to catch the drips.  I started by painting the frame first and surprisingly the paint dried rather quickly…it was a thick consistancy but covered the area really well…Had I made a new type of paint!? lol!

revamping vintage spice drawers
I didn’t use the best paintbrush in the world, but it had a painterly effect that I like and looked perfect enough for me!  I then painted the drawers…I must say that I found it quite therapeutic, taking time out to do this little job that I had been meaning to do for ages…a few hours to change something and make it look so much better, was so rewarding!

revamping vintage spice drawers
I then had to make labels for all my bits and bobs that I wanted to store in the drawers.  I wanted to use my new Cricut Joy Machine, but I can’t seem to get my head around how to use the blooming thing!  So I started by cutting out pieces of material and fraying the edges…I finally choosed to use the same pattern, rather can a mix match of all different kinds and decided on an old Cath Kidston print from about 25 years ago…

revamping vintage spice drawers
I tried different fonts on the Cricut machine and realised that the way I was using it, I could of just printed out the words on my printer lol! Anyways you live and you learn I suppose lol! At least I got the hang of how to use the font section in cricut!  I then decided to cut out the words in ‘fussy cut style’ so that they would look good against the material.

revamping vintage spice drawers

…And look how they turned out…I am really pleased with them and now everything is tucked away in the right drawer with big fat labels on each one, to remind me of what is inside them.

revamping vintage spice drawers
This may have started me off on a roll now, as I did ask for some green chalk paint for Christmas and I still haven’t used it yet!  I might have to do another little Upcycling project soon!  Keep your eyes peeled!

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