Time for an old drawer to SPRING to life!

March 21st, 2009 in member junk     
shabbychick Kathy Stantz, contributor
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Spring TIME!
Before...an old drawer front - it wants to be painted a pretty color, and have its knobs replaced!  And, it wants to do more than hide in the basement...
Ta-da...a whole new life - new color, pieces and parts, and function!
Now its TIME for some touches of spring...
Well...the flowers arent real (this photo shoot was spur of the moment...I was putting off washing some windows, so had to make do with what I had! ha ha).
Spring TIME!

Spring TIME!

I've been inspired by everyone's great spring projects and pretty florals - so...here's my first project for the fleamarket/spring season - with a touch of spring.

I guess it's pretty obvious I used an old drawer front (ugly brown...), and gave it a wave of the magic wand (aka my paint brush), and added some elements to make it functional.  A metal basket (from the thrift store), and a wooden shelf (that I found at the thrift store too...and who knew - it fit perfectly!), a porcelain knob to help hold the basket in place and one down below - just to look pretty. 

It's hanging in my living room for the moment - but it's on its way to our first fleamarket in Kentucky in April!  Lots more projects to go...better get busy (my next "assignment" is pincushions...they're lined up and ready to be "embellished"!).

P.S.  The other drawer had a totally different look/function - you can see on this earlier post... http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/1899/projects-for-the-scott-antique-market  (and, yes, I sold it!)


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Kathy
posted in: member junk, wood, green, shelf

Comments (10)

shabbychick writes: Thanks for your comments - will definitely add an "S" hook - great idea!

And, it's definitely something that could be changed out for the seasons...

Kathy Posted: 11:06 am on March 26th
greencolleen writes: so how functional is this piece? i would put an s hook on bottom drawer pull , for keys. and put my cell phone on the shelf. and would the planter be too cute with an arrangement for each season? so to me this is year round!!! good job. Posted: 10:34 am on March 26th
BarkingDogs writes: Everything came together so perfectly. Love it! Posted: 7:35 pm on March 23rd
shabbychick writes: Thanks ladies!! I'm so ready for spring - and got out all my little bunnies for my Easter "conservatory" - this one hopped out for the photo shoot!! :)

Candy - good eye - the clock is from my first garage sale extravaganza of the season...looking forward to many more garage sales!!!

Spring has definitely sprung - and projects are starting to bloom down in my workshop! :) ha ha

Kathy Posted: 7:12 pm on March 22nd
alicemom writes: Love it!!! The colors are sooooo springy!
alice Posted: 6:16 pm on March 22nd
suewhitney writes: You go girl! This is adorable. I love little Mr. Petere Cottontail too!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:22 pm on March 22nd
LuAnn writes: Hoorah!! Spring is finally here--at least on the calendar. Here's it's still cool but I'll that cool over snow any day. This project is quite springy and I like it.

LuAnn Posted: 10:25 am on March 22nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: So sweet! I think I recognize that clock from your purchases at the flea market/garage sale from last month, right? Your display gets me in the mood for spring, Kathy...even though it's in the 30's and 40's here.

Take care,
Candy Posted: 7:35 am on March 22nd
fellowjunker writes: So springy and beautiful Kathy...........A product of that wonderful new workroom of yours!!!
xojanis Posted: 1:54 am on March 22nd
georgiamoon writes: I would say that spring has sprung! Let's all put our spring/garden stuff up right away and it will bring it to us sooner. Or at least it will feel like spring! Love this one, Geo Posted: 6:12 pm on March 21st
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