Friday, August 2, 2013

The Case Of The Missing Drawer

 This little primitive table was $9.99 at Goodwill...
The paint job was bad and it was missing a drawer...
I gave it a much needed coat of black paint.
I used a damp rag and washed some of the
 black paint over the brown top
to tone it down a little...
 This helped bring out the grain of the wood.

I measured the opening of the missing drawer and went to Hobby Lobby in search of a basket to fit. I found one the perfect size. Plus I went on the perfect day...baskets were 50% off!

 I thought about painting the basket, 
but decided that I like the contrast.
Plus, it kind of looks like it's smiling!
So, missing drawer no more.
Case solved! Or, should I say basket case?
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  1. Oh I love it! The basket is perfect. I like the black wash over the top...something I need to remember for my furniture painting. Great piece!

  2. It looks perfect with the basket! It breaks up the space and adds some pizazz!

  3. I'm a huge GW fan, love your find! Also love the trend of baskets in place of drawers. Yours looks great!

  4. Love! Such a great idea. Great job finishing it!

  5. Great transformation! The little basket is just perfect. Really fun scrolling through your posts and seeing all of your creativity!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  6. What a PERFECT solution Ms Vava - and what a gorgeous transformation!
    Love this :)

  7. Great idea, looks fantastic! Stopping by from Sew Much Ado, We Did It Wednesday linky party. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspirations. :)
    Shelly Jack

  8. Love what you did. I would love if you would link this up on our blog @ We have a link party going on now till Friday.

  9. Hi, you fixed up the dresser and it looks so pretty and I love the basket on the bottom! I saw it on share your cups.
    Julie from

  10. Fantastic! What a great idea for filling that missing drawer space!

  11. Love the solution for the missing drawer! Great Job!

  12. Oh, gosh, now your piece looks like it came from Pottery Barn.
    Over from Mrs. Olsons....

  13. What a bargain and awesome that you found the perfect basket. Turned out really fun! I like the basket natural too. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. What a cool find at a great price! I love the basket in the open area. You did an awesome job!

  15. Great idea for a cast off dresser. I can see one in the laundry room--the basket would be great for dryers sheets etc.

  16. You've gotta love Hobby Lobby and their sales! Great job with the dresser. Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)!

  17. It does look like it is smiling! Our Goodwill now declares items like this unsaleable and tosses them in the dumpster. I am glad you were able to save this one.

  18. Great job! What a lucky find with the basket. It looks great!

  19. I want my old, broken-drawer dresser to smile too!!! Thank you for this. I'm in search of a basket, so that I can "fix" my son's dresser this week. Thank you, thank you! Julia

  20. This turned out great! Found you over at VMG206 DIY Showcase and pinned ya. Have great week.

  21. What a great idea! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers!

  22. Excellent idea, only 9.99….I wanted to invite you to share this at my linky party going on now. Add as many projects as you like. Hope to see you there…

    Christina at
    Thursday SWEET HAUTE Share Linky Party

  23. What an awesome find!!! $9.99!??? WOW! If I wasn't reading your post, I would have thought you stained the top. Great job with the black paint!

  24. As always a BRILLIANT creation! Move over Pottery Barn!!!! hugs...tfs!

  25. This came out great! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x


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