Making a repurposed drawer hook rack is a fairly easy project. There was no need to saw anything. Dismantling a dresser drawer is easily done with a rubber mallet. I saved the drawer pieces for other small crafty projects. These drawer fronts were left over from this Repurposed Dresser Bench.
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How to: Repurposed Drawer Hook Rack
After salvaging the front of the drawers, all that I needed to do was to patch the holes where the handles were with drywall mud. Then I was ready to paint. Of course I used my favorite technique using my own version of diy chalky paint primer made with latex paint and plaster of paris. I make a paste with the POP and a little water, then simply pour in a little latex paint. This is by far my favorite way to paint because it’s inexpensive and the colors of paint are endless. My favorite cheap chip brush was used, making it a quick paint job, and easy clean up.
DIY Chalky Paint
The back of the drawer front was painted first. Small painter’s pyramids allow me to flip the drawer front over without waiting for the paint to dry.
Glaze tones down color
Add FLeur De Lis coat hooks
Repurposed Drawer Hook Rack
Isn’t the color awesome? I love the way the black coat hooks look against the glazed red drawer front. This repurposed drawer hook rack would be perfect for necklaces, or towels in a guest room.
I hope you love this repurposed drawer hook rack as much as I do. If so, won’t you pin it?
Hanging Necklace Organizer (Made from the same batch of drawers)
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.