Monday 20 February 2012

Kaisercraft drawers project...

Kaisercraft drawers

Start by staining the drawers with a Tim Holtz Distress ink refill. I used walnut.

When this has dried rub over with kitchen towel and the spray with a clear varnish.
Assemble the drawers as follows. Put the back into the base. Add the sides. Then the shelves and finally the top. Use wood glue to hold in place.

For each of the nine drawers you will need to cut paper at the following sizes;
2 x  3 11/16” by 3 11/16” squares for the base.
2 x 2 9/16” by 3 ¾” for the left and right hand sections.
2 x 3 11/16” by 2 9/16” for the front (this is the section with the semi circle cut out).

Placing the drawer flat use a copic or pro marker to colour around the edges of each individual section.  Use the chisel end of the pen line the edges with the pen. Then add dashes around each piece of paper. 

Using paper glue stick each piece on the inside of the drawers. Then put paper glue down the outer edges of the front and the back sections. Bring the side pieces up to the front and back sections and hold in place until they are dry.
Attach the relevant pieces of paper to the outside of the drawer. Repeat this on all nine drawers.

Decorate the front to suit your taste. I simply used buttons. I then stamped the images from the Tina Wenke range and stamped them again on matching papers and cut sections out to paper piece the images. Score a small piece of card and fold in half to attach to the back of your images and sit on top of the drawers. By not glueing the images down on to the drawers it allows you to mix it up depending on your decor or mood!


  1. wow I luv this gorgeous colour and the papers really finish it off.
    Chris x

  2. Nice one Mel. The instructions + seeing you do it live on tv is all i need to do mine!
    I love how they look and thought i could make one as a pressy for my mother in law for mothers day, she is not a crafter but does sewing, knitting and cooking so thought I would add other things inside the draws like pins, buttons, cotton etc. Mine will be full of brads, gems etc.

  3. love it may get round to doing one

  4. Lovely project Mel as usual.

  5. oh Mel love what you have done with those drawers its just so effective hugs Cherylxx

  6. hello melione, thanks for the draw instructions ,have printed them off till my draws come love bluebell-flowerwood.

  7. Fab idea Debbie. Thanks ladies xxx

  8. These are stunning - love the colours. I think I'm going to have to get a set now... Helen x

  9. hello mel,i know you are a busy lady,i have just done the outside of my kisercraft,draws,so if you or mary get chance to get a look to see what i have done it would be nice,if time permits.i just have the draew to do.i have varnished mine,used suw wilsons new dies to decorate with paper.paper from the hobby house to match my room colours. will show complet latter,love bluebell-flowerwood.

  10. hello mel just to let you know i have finished my draws set now,and i have found how to join face book with bramwell crafts,and put my picture on there,to. my first facebook picture ever love bluebell-flowerwood.

  11. hi love the draws did you used an ink pad?

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  13. Hi Claire
    I used walnut stain distress ink REFILL. I applies it with dry foam. It looks like real wood. I have used distress inks on other Kaiser pieces too and the red looks particularly good
    More Kaiser blanks coming soon.

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