On my ‘Restore Finds’ Video I showed you an old drawer…
(that is… after I told you about my first day with Habitat For Humanity)
I cleaned, painted, and distressed it and finally decided to try something
I have never attempted before…
It’s something I’ve always wanted to tackle but didn’t have the courage.
So… I decided to go to the thrift store…
where I found some cheap pieces to smash up for my
Well, if you watched my other video…
then you know I ended up scuffing/gouging my kitchen countertop.
But all is well! The hubby was super sweet about it and now it’s no big “thang”.
I put all my goodies in plastic bags and began to hammer them.
That was the fun part!
I went and bought glue (Liquid Nails and Goop),
as well as an adhesive grout.
So at this point, I decided not to glue them to the back of the drawer.
I ended up cutting a piece of wood to insert into the drawer.
I prearranged them and played around to find the abstract design I liked.
Then, I used all three adhesives to glue the different pieces down.
I let it dry 24 hours and then began to grout.
I watched youtube videos for this step and chose
the smear it all over the piece route.
I then let it set up for about 15 min. and began to
clean my pieces off with a damp cloth.
Can you say MESS?
I had to keep washing out my rag and wiping off the globby mess.
Patience is needed here!
It was very gooey so I don’t think I would use the adhesive grout next time.
Did I say NEXT TIME???
After I let it dry for a couple of days, I inserted it into the drawer.
It fit very snug and tight so I didn’t need to glue it down.
And this was the final piece…
My Mosiac Drawer
Not too shabby for a first timer… eh?
And yes… as I said earlier…
I believe there will be a next time!!
OK… so on a completely different note…
I am excited to say that I just signed up to volunteer with
Extreme Makeover Home Edition.
Yes… they are coming to my city in February!!
Has anybody else volunteered for them?
I would love to hear about it!