Today’s DIY project started with an antique doorknob set, an old sewing machine drawer…

…and three faux herb plants I picked up at Joann Fabrics when I noticed they were marked 70% off a couple of months ago:

I’ve been thinking about using something long and slender down the center of our (narrow) dining room table, and the scale of the drawer was just perfect for the kind of centerpiece I had in mind. 🙂

First, Kevin took apart the doorknob set, then he used a 3/8″ drill bit to create a hole in each end of the drawer. After that, he secured each doorknob into each end using an inch-long 5/16″ hex bolt and our ReadyWrench:

That wrench has really come in handy because you can use the tip of it to screw things in:

(Not a sponsored endorsement- just a really terrific tool!) :

Kit-Cat seems to want to chew on any live plants/flowers I put on the table, so I figured we’d go faux in this spot for while.

My friend Suzanne suggested that if I wanted to change it up later on, I could also hang the drawer flat against a wall if I attached a piece of rope from one doorknob to the other.

Lots of fun possibilities with this project!

via theletteredcottage