From Drab to Fab!

January 23rd, 2013 in member junk     
NDJunkGirl Andrea Miller, contributor
22 users recommend

This old wooden magazine holder almost hit the wood pile more than once, but after an idea struck, I decided if it didnt turn out, it wouldnt be a big loss.  This little guy was in pretty rough shape.
One side was just too bad to salvage.  I pulled it off completely and filled up the holes it left.
Once cleaned and freshly painted, I shabbied her a little on the edges...the new little tote was coming to life.  It can be used in a bathroom or by a bedside, but my niece screamed when she saw it and said she needed something to hold a few bottles of wine on her kitchen counter...(yes, she thinks ALOT like her aunt - LOL!)
Yes - just perfect for her apartment - small, yet functional.  But, before she left my house with it, I decided it needed a bit of the metal number was added.
She loved it!
Photo: Andrea Miller

I love a tote!  This one can be used in a million ways; in every room of the house.
Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Andrea J. Miller
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Comments (10)

greencolleen writes: ha ha dont ya just love to repurpose ;).and validation when others get ya ! Posted: 8:59 am on February 10th
Bec4 writes: Way to see the gem that this was--definitely a diamond in the rough. Posted: 9:20 am on January 26th
MakinItHappen writes: Wow, you really had your thinkin' cap on! So cute. Posted: 7:17 pm on January 25th
JunkArchitect writes: Oh kind of junk. I love your repurpose!


Posted: 5:48 am on January 25th
gadgetsponge writes: You had me at the vintage gym locker tag. Great save! Posted: 1:39 pm on January 24th
suewhitney writes: Although this tote can be used in any room in the house, I love the function you have chosen for it! My kind of girl. Great job, Andrea!!

Stay Warm,
Sue Posted: 8:05 am on January 24th
CottageElements writes: A portable wine bar! Love it :-)

Lani Posted: 7:30 am on January 24th
georgiamoon writes: Really great transformation! I'll bet that gets a LOT of use.
Georgia Posted: 6:55 am on January 24th
TinTinJunkFan writes: What great vision you had with this piece, it reall is fab! Posted: 2:38 pm on January 23rd
chippingcharm writes: Perfect!! Love the added number too :) Posted: 1:24 pm on January 23rd
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