Thursday, November 3, 2011

Two Drawers Repurposed into a "Basket"

I woke up too early on Wednesday, 11/16, to a wonderful surprise....my little drawer project was featured by Savvy Southern Style.  I imagine you're aware of Kim's Wow us Wednesday link-up party, but if for some reason you've missed it...you should definitely check it out.  I can't thank Kim enough for featuring my drawers!

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This project was also featured by Amanda at Serenity Now (I LOVE the name of this blog)

Featured At Serenity Now

Amanda has a link party each Friday called "Weekend Bloggy Reading" where you link up your favorite post each week.  Another MUST attend event! Thanks to Amanda for featuring my project!

Weekend Bloggy Reading

So on with my post....

It seems lately that I've been getting into furniture ruts...first my whole chest/trunk thing, and now drawers.  I just posted a couple weeks ago about another repurposed drawer idea, and now here I am again...I also have ANOTHER drawer project I'm working on now. huh, I really don't plan it this way.

So, here's another set of sewing machine drawers my mom (she's my "picker" teehee!! I think she just likes to shop, and now she has a reason to do it) found for me. 


I had my husband attach them to one another (and they will NEVER, EVER come apart) and I added the handle, which I made from jute wrapped with twine.

The old finish was pretty thick, so I sanded some of it for a more natural look.  Aren't the little pulls so cute?

I think I might replace the hooks I used to attach the handle as these ones have little hinges, so the handle doesn't stand up on its own.

It's a unique storage idea...I thought for crafting supplies, books/papers, a catchall...or it could be used as a decor item if filled with shells, candles, dried lavender, plants, Christmas ornaments and the like.

I have so much left to do to get everything ready for my booth.  Last night I was trying to print out tags and a couple things for another project...only to find that one (or both - they've recently started joining forces against me...I wanted them to be close, but I didn't mean like this) had jammed Max's toothbrush in the paper feeder.  I was.not.happy. to say the least.  My husband managed to get it out around midnight, but I'm not sure if the printer still works....we'll see! Is this what "they" were referring to as the "joys of motherhood"?

If I'm not around for a couple days, I have a busy few days coming up...a printer repair, a barn sale, Emme's first birthday, Ohio State football, the booth and TONS of projects to finish. TONS.
take care -
 

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35 comments:

Aimee said...

Fabulous and you had just the perfect drawers to do that with!!! I'm your newest follower!!!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

Spittin-Toad said...

LOVE IT...I pinned it to my Awesome Furniture board! :)
Denise

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

I am LOVING it! Now I need to find some small drawers. Thanks for sharing. You might be busy but that gives you plenty to be thankful for. Enjoy!

Ivy and Elephants said...

OMG! I LOVE this idea! Bloggers are the most creative folks in the world!
It looks amazing, and I'm going to beat the bushes until I find myself a pair of drawers. (oops!) That didn't sound right! But you know what I mean...
Fabulous idea!
Hugs,
Patti

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Erin -- thanks so much for your comments and for following. I'm following your awesome blog now too :)

This is such a creative use of drawers!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Cool idea.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Terrific Idea. So many possibilities for these old sewing machine drawers. I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle
http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Love it! What a great idea :)

Mrs. Jones from the Circus said...

I, too, love these drawers. My Mom got a few from Curby's and I always want to pick them up when I see them around. I love your idea to put them together as a basket. Yours are shaped just perfectly! Love it!!

Sharyn said...

This is so cute - and practical too. Reusing such lovely draws in such a nice way is just perfect.

Sharyn said...

Following now too. :)

Nellene said...

Saw you on the Shabby Nest. GREAT idea on the drawers. Isn't repurposing great?

Sandra said...

Love the way that you have used the drawers. Inspiration ... Thanks for sharing
http://deoudehuize.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. Becca :-)

michele said...

so clever AND cute.

come visit anytime!

http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/11/simple-swedish-style.html

michele

Mindy said...

Hi! I love your style and im so glad i found your blog!! Im your newest follower, come check my blog out when you get a chance, www.prettyinpaint32.blogspot.com

Mindy~

Dumpster Diva said...

GREAT IDEA! I would have never thought to do that! Please feel free to join the Linky Party Fun over at Dumpster Diva!

Jen said...

I like this a lot, and I really like it, just the way it is! Hey, why don't you come link this great project up to my new party: http://icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com/2011/11/head-to-head-showdown-1.html

I'd love for you to come join in the fun!

Jen

Amanda said...

This is such a great idea! Looks wonderful and unique!

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

this is awesome!! you rock!

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

Those drawers are oozing character! Great second life =)

Kammy Wielenga said...

Can I get a "WOW"?!!!! You go girl. That's just creativity at it's finest!! Thanks for linking up to Trash 2 Treasure Tuesdays on the Korner!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

I love this creative idea!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

So very clever! Love the patina on these old drawers.

Miss Char said...

Fantastic use of old pieces. I love the idea and the handle's testure looks fabulous with the patina of the two drawers. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

So clever, cute and useful. I Love it!!

Jenfier Harrod said...

I think my Mom would like this.

www.storieswithzach.blogspot.com

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How cleaver this is! And so cute. What a wonderful idea.(-:

Sherry said...

Great idea! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Robin said...

I'm love it. What a great idea. Your one smart lady!

Jenfier Harrod said...

I just your ideas at:
http://thezkids.blogspot.com/2011/11/lots-of-ideas.html
Please grab a button.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

What a great idea! I redid some old sewing machine drawers last year but I never thought to put two together to make a basket! Stopping by from Serenity Now!

very merry vintage style said...

Great idea--I always see orphan drawers & love how this turned out. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday--hope you'll be back this week-
Mary

ReMadeSimple Kristina said...

Very cool love this repurposing idea.

Karen said...

I absolutely love this! What a great idea.

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