How to turn an old drawer into a book stand

Spring is in the air, and with the highly anticipated season comes the desire for spring cleaning and redecorating. But even if a major new furniture haul isn't in your budget, giving your living space a face-lift is still a very doable task. All you need is a little creativity and a few supplies.
By turning an old drawer into a book or records stand, you're giving your room a makeover and accomplishing the task of organizing all in one project. The vintage vibes of this rack will match any decor and will transform your home with its throwback-meets-modern-day style. Choose your color pallet, and you're good to go.
- Drawer
- Hand sander
- Towel
- Home decor chalk in desired color
- Colored masking tape
- X-Acto knife
- Paintbrush
- Knob handles
- Pencil
- Electric hand drill
- 2 pieces of wood, one measuring in length the width of the drawer, and one approximately 1-2 inches shorter
- Clamp/vice
- 3 pieces of wood measuring in length the width of the drawer
- 4 wood round taper legs with hanger bolts
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1. Sand the drawer both inside and out until smooth.
2. Rub down the sanded areas with a hand towel.
3. With the masking tape, tape alongside the interior perimeter along the bottom and up the corners. Cut any tape that hangs over with the X-Acto knife.
4. Paint the drawer's interior with your desired color of home decor chalk. Leave the bottom unpainted as well as the very front interior.
5. Tape along the outside front of the drawer in two areas, forming a rectangular center that you can then sand and paint to match the interior.
6. Once dry, mark and measure where your two handles or knobs will go.
7. Drill the knobs into the front of the drawer.
8. Take the two pieces of wood, one slightly longer than the other, and glue them on top of one another.
9. Clamp or vice them together, and then place in the middle of the drawer creating a divider. The longer piece of wood should be glued to the bottom of the drawer.
10. Take the three equal strips of wood, and glue them to the bottom of the drawer: one at each side and one in the middle.
11. Mark the four corners where the hanger bolts will be attached. Drill the screws into the hanger bolts at each corner.
12. Screw in the round taper legs. (Note: You can also paint the legs to match the color you've chosen to paint the drawer. This is optional).
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