I ‘m still busy organising my new sewing room and making it my own space. Years ago (probably about 20!!) I bought a wooden storage unit at Ikea, i used it for general craft stuff for years but since my reorganisation it is my haberdash drawers. I’ve got a drawer for bindings and trimmings, one each for elastic, ribbon, zips and lace, in fact lace has got two drawers!!
I’ve painted them white to match my pegboard and some units. Eventually I’d like to give them a proper paint with undercoat etc, but at the moment a basic coat of gloss is sufficient.
The drawers had little wooden knobs on, pretty boring, I was a bit staggered by the price of new drawer knobs, I did buy a set from TKMaxx but I was a bit disappointed when I got home to find the screw was about 2″ too long. Today whilst market shopping in Otley I spied some old cotton reels in a charity shop window, 39p each. I had a bit of a light-bulb moment! There were four for sale, I knew I had at least one more at home so I bought them. I went straight over to the hardware shop and bought six long nut and bolts, I went for a fairly thin bolt as I didn’t want to have to make the hole bigger in the drawer. I knew I had some washers at home if needed.
Ten minutes after getting home I had six new drawer knobs! Three of them are vintage wooden reels, three are plastic, so I’ll keep my eye open for some more wooden ones. I simply put a washer at the end and attached with the nut and bolt. I love it!