Thursday, March 15, 2012

EXTRA DRAWERS

Everyone needs extra drawers, don't cha think???  Goin on an overnight trip??  Take extra drawers.  I don't know about all parts of the country, but here in the South, there's a certain undergarment that older folk, especially,  once called drawers.  

With that said, I have to tell you a quick, cute story.  This precious older man who does my furniture repair is wonderful.  Honestly, he can do anything.  He's even made those little wooden rollers that are on older pieces and have a habit of getting broken.  If it's wood, and needs a professional fix, take it to Mr. Fixit.  Well, recently Mr. Fixit's grandson was in the shop and I was telling him how gifted I think his granddad is....and the grandson asked if I knew how old his Granddad was.  Soooo, I guessed.......late 70's maybe.  No Ma'am.  My Grandpa just turned 91 years old.  I could not believe it.  I take all sorts of furniture pieces to Mr. Fixit.....large tables, chest of drawers, dressers.  And, he is always right there to help me unload from the truck and take into his shop.  He truly is amazing and the way I hope I can be if I possibly live to be that age.  Now, the funny part.  I took Mr. Fixit a couple drawers from an old kitchen cupboard (actually the one that Gina, over at TheShabbyCreekCottage bought from me recently).  Anyway, this precious 91 year old jewel of a man, smiled a huge smile and said to me,  I love it when all these ladies bring me their DRAWERS.  I thought that was hysterical.  Even at 91...........well, you know.

And so, here are a couple EXTRA DRAWERS that I saved from a piece of furniture.......that I couldn't save.  Ya follow that?  First I painted inside with a spring yellow and then the outside with a color I mixed with Behr off white from Home Depot and Glidden turquoise.  Anyway, it made a gorgeous soft spring turquoise.....kinda Robin's egg blueish color.



After the paint had dried, I hand sanded around the edges letting the original white show through in places.  And, in other areas, sanding all the way to the wood. 


Then I brushed on Special Walnut stain by Minwax ,inside and out. 



Now, with a soft cloth or paper towel, while it is still wet, wipe most of the stain off.....leaving that perfect aged look. 



I added a crystal knob......and there ya go............the perfect place for magazines or even files would fit in this one.






This size?  Hang on the wall as a shelf, or just sit on another piece of furniture to be used as a riser. 




The ideas and uses are endless for an extra pair of drawers.


Thanks, ya'll, for stoppin to visit. 



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39 comments:

  1. Wow, So pretty!
    I love the colour, the distressing,aging, and crystal knob!!
    That's difinitly my kind of drawer!!

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  2. GENIUS...I can see them hanging on the wall in an entry way...you are right, the possibilities are endless.

    (I "think" that is how you vote, too...thanks!)

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  3. Awwww that is the BEST story ever!!

    P.S. I lover your drawers, hehe

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  4. Hi Candy,

    I love what you did with this drawer and your funny story about Mr Hall....had me in stitches. Thanks for loving my French inspired table and becoming my newest follower. I will follow back...I love making new friends who share the same passion as I. I am bizzy as a bee finishing 4 end tables. I want to post these on my blog by Sunday.

    Hugs
    Sumaya

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  5. Can't wait to see your tables, Sumaya. Thanks for coming by.

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  6. So very cute. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello. Followed you back!

    Holly

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  7. I luv how you did this, very creative!

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  8. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Congrats. Stop by http://shabbysweettea.com/2012/03/liebster-award.html to claim the award and see your project in my post!

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    1. Thanks so much, Elyse. Hopefully tomorrow I'll find the time to 'pass it on'. Thanks again. 8-)

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  9. This is a great idea Candy..and Mr Hall is a treasure!!

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  10. Thanks Nancy. And, yes, he truly is. 8-)

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  11. Those are fabulous tongue and groove drawers...And Mr. Hall....Men! LOL

    Happy to follow you back
    Carol

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  12. Stopping by from Transformation Thursday! http://queenofsavings.com

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    1. Hi.....and thanks for coming by. Im headed over to queenofsavings for a viist now.

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  13. Love these colors...Hello from another Tennessee blogger...
    NW TN here...I've been to your fair city quite a few times and the area you live in is probably the most beautiful in the state...Have a great week!!!

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  14. Hey Neighbor. Thanks for stopping in, and thanks for the compliments on my lil city. It is a pretty area. Next time you're here, stop by and see me. 8-)

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  15. I have passed the Liebster blog award on to you.
    Go to my site for rules.
    I love your blog.
    Katie
    http://katietreasures.blogspot.com/2012/03/thank-you-to-mel-crafty-mel-designs-for.html

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    1. Thanks so very much, Katie Sue. I am headed your way right now.

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  16. Very cute transformation! I love repurposing old items, and drawers are one of my favorites! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following you back now!

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  17. Hi Candy, thanks for sharing with my newbie party. PLEASE Please add my link thanks!

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    1. Debbie, I already did.........some time back. And, thanks for hosting the Newbies. 8-)

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  18. Visiting from Debbie Doos! Your project is amazingly creative! I love all the inspiration.

    Thanks for sharing :)

    blessings,
    karianne

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  19. Thanks so much, Karianne. Im headed over to Thistlewood Farm to visit back. 8-)

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  20. How adorable! I'm on the lookout for some old drawers now! Thank you for the paint & stain tut too!

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  21. Holly, thanks so much. I do like these to use as shelves, etc.

    Hey, I've tried to click on your name and visit your site and it won't let me...........just continues to say 'not available'. You might check it out???

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  22. Beautiful idea!
    Great repurpose!
    Thanks for coming by to link up...I would love to have you back this week!
    See you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  23. Candy - These drawers are awesome!
    Thanks for following cottage4c. Am following back!
    Brenda

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    1. Brenda....thank you soooo very much. 8-)

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  24. I love boxes and drawers of any kind, I cannot get enough of them. There always so many great ways to use them. You drawers are so cook, and love the color. Great transformation! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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    1. Thanks Cathy. And, thanks for hosting the party. I'll be back.

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