DIY a pillow organizer out of an old drawer

The beautiful (and frustrating) thing about being a savvy upcycler is that you can find a way to turn practically anything into something stylish. Of course, this also likely means that you have a hard time throwing anything away when you can see its hidden potential just waiting to burst forth.
Given this proclivity, there's a good chance you have a drawer or two not being used. Maybe they came from old dressers or entertainment centers, or maybe you simply love the hardware or the wood grain. Whatever the case, this project will allow you to transform those drawers into handy organizational tools so stylish that HGTV might just offer you your own show.
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Materials
- Wooden drawer
- Large swatch of fabric
- Metal ruler
- Marking tool (such as a fabric pencil)
- Crafting mat with grid
- Scissors
- Iron and ironing board
- Mod Podge
- Medium paintbrush
- Paint roller
- Four wooden table legs
- Wood polish
- Clean cloth or paper towel
- Wood glue
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Instructions
1. Place the wooden drawer on its side and put the fabric over the side facing up, smoothing it down so it is flat.
2. Lay the metal ruler across the fabric, using it as a guide to mark the perimeter of the drawer on the fabric.
3. Move the fabric to the crafting mat, ensuring that the outline is straight with the ruler. Cut out the rectangular outline.
4. Iron the fabric, and complete the entire process a second time for the other side of the drawer to create a second rectangle.
5. Apply a layer of Mod Podge to one side of the drawer with the paintbrush.
6. Place one of the fabric rectangles flat on the Mod Podge and secure it by running the roller over the top of the fabric.
7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 with the opposite side of the drawer.
8. Set the drawer upright, and apply a layer of Mod Podge to the bottom of the drawer on the inside. Lay a piece of precut fabric on top of the Mod Podge, securing it with the roller.
9. Apply wood polish to each of the four wooden table legs, using a cloth to spread it evenly.
10. Turn the drawer upside down, and put a table leg on each of the four outside corners, after applying a generous amount of wood glue to secure them.
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11. Once the wood glue has dried, turn the table upright.
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