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old wood mini-drawers, tempera paint and my little room looks nicer!
I used all old stuff that I had on my room, so my project budget is really nothing! The mini-dressers were bought by my mom when I was 7 or 8, the tempera paints were the leftovers of my art classes in secondary school and the eyeliner was expired.

For the draws I got the inspiration from wall-stickers I've seen on DaWanda (http://en.dawanda.com/category/1314-Home-Living-Wall-Decoration)

Posted by Gone Neko from Milan, Lombardy, Italy • Published See Gone Neko's 29 projects »
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  • How to make a drawer. How I Decorate My Old Mini Drawers =D - Step 1
    Step 1

    If you have one of those mini-dressers with mini-drawers that IKEA sold back in the 90's, and you were a child back then, then surely you'll had written on them, put stickers or points or nail polish or whatever on them... I did... >__>' Mines were terrible, really... This one I'm showing was the intact one...

    Well, 2 nights ago I couldn't sleep because of insomnia, so I began thinking about how I could renovate my room. I ended with a lot of funny ideas (and finally I fell asleep!) and this is the first I made! Hope you like it!

  • How to make a drawer. How I Decorate My Old Mini Drawers =D - Step 2
    Step 2

    So, I took the mini-drawers, cleaned them with rubber where they had writtens, and then with a wet sponge.

    Then I used tempera paints (only on the front face) and a large brush and painted them.

  • How to make a drawer. How I Decorate My Old Mini Drawers =D - Step 3
    Step 3

    This is the final result of the second mini-dresser. I made every drawer of a single color, ad painted every one of them 2 times, making the tempera paint dry before the second colouring.

  • How to make a drawer. How I Decorate My Old Mini Drawers =D - Step 4
    Step 4

    This is when I put the drawers into the dresser, to control the result. The one on the right is the first dresser I made yesterday and I'm really proud of it!!! (...the rest is just normal mess you can find anywhere on my room... I'm working on it, I swear...)

  • How to make a drawer. How I Decorate My Old Mini Drawers =D - Step 5
    Step 5

    When the color was dried, I used an old black eyeliner to draw on the drawers. The one with the chicks went not so well because I've drawn them without painting the base, and then I painted the rest of the drawer, but this way the wood absorbed immediately the color, and it came out dull. THEN I've learned the lesson: first color the drawer, then make the draws.

    ...and, yes, I've got a Vegeta sticker on my bed. I'll never grow up and I'm proud of it!

  • How to make a drawer. How I Decorate My Old Mini Drawers =D - Step 6
    Step 6

    This is the final result! =)

  • How to make a drawer. How I Decorate My Old Mini Drawers =D - Step 7
    Step 7

    well, that's all! Mew mew!

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Andy
Andy · Prague, Hlavní město Praha, CZ · 7 projects
pfffft this inst lame XD love it~
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MaybeAViking
MaybeAViking · 16 projects
I wonder if IKEA still sells those. My mom's got this super-sturdy one and I'm jealous. =P
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Gone Neko
Gone Neko · Milan, Lombardy, IT · 29 projects
Thank youuuu!! I made the elefant and the cat with cookies stamps that I found in a "all for 50cents" store =)
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erikaerikaerika (:
erikaerikaerika (: · 4 projects
thats super amazing!
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violetta
violetta · Temerin, Vojvodina, RS · 208 projects
Great job!I love the elephant and the birds!
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