From silverware to art supplies

January 22nd, 2009 in member junk     
BayCityJunk BayCityJunk, member
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I turned this old silverware chest into an organizer for arts and crafts supplies.  On the inside I put cork liner in the top and made button thumbtacks and also put an accordion file folder in the lid to hold papers, etc.  In the bottom I put an old wooden silverware drawer organizer.  I used old wooden spools to wrap ribbons and lace around.  Filled old bottles with buttons and now I have an attractive organizer to hold my supplies (like this will even come close to holding all of them).


Pattern or design used: My own design - BayCityJunk
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Comments (8)

Junkpony writes: Oh, to be creative AND organized! (I certainly can't do both). Very cool - using a silverware box is a great idea. Posted: 11:37 am on January 23rd
MimiToria writes: I adore this! What a wonderful refurbish/repurpose you did on this piece. I love it! I've been watching for one of these to do this too, but really love the styling of yours. I will kick up my search a notch. I have 3 now that house silverware, but I want a empty one for repurposing.
Thanks for the great inspiration. I will bookmark this project for sure.
gretchen Posted: 10:48 am on January 23rd
georgiamoon writes: This is really lovely and I loved your General Store/Hotel. Wish I was going that way on a nice long vacation. Maybe in the early summer though...or fall would be nice. It looks wonderful, Georgia Posted: 2:45 pm on January 22nd
SnowmanHill writes: Just darling!!! I look forward to more of your posts! Krista Posted: 2:08 pm on January 22nd
SnowmanHill writes: Just darling!!! I look forward to more of your posts! Krista Posted: 2:08 pm on January 22nd
shabbychick writes: Welcome to the JunkMarket - from snowy Ohio! I love your art supply chest - that's a great use for an old silverware box. And, your artwork on the lid is beautiful.

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 11:18 am on January 22nd
fellowjunker writes: I would love to store my supplies in a box as beautiful as this...you did a great job. Welcome to the site and thanks for sharing.............you'll have to show us some pictures of the inside as well!!
xojanis Posted: 11:15 am on January 22nd
rebeljunker writes: Hi BaycityJunk
Welcome to the site, and thanks for the wonderful idea! I love collecting wooden boxes, but have never thought to repurpose a cutlery box!! Love what you did with your artsy chest! And even if they don't hold all your supplies, it's a start. Oh and by the way I LOVE your store/hotel, would like to come and stay, but live in MB, Canada and don't travel much. Happy junking,Di. Posted: 10:51 am on January 22nd
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