What's Behind Junk Drawer # 1

November 21st, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Junk drawer project numero uno. Being # 1 this time around doesnt mean its the best in show, just the first to arrive.
I fell head over tea kettle in love with these drawers at first sight....for a couple of reasons. The patina and color are both fabulous. Whats even better? Someone had already done some of the work for me. Woo hoo! The handles and labels were already there. Sometimes you just get lucky!
All I needed to do is stackem up and fill em up! I used all naturals. Sometimes there are no ribbons or frills needed. The beauty of nature combined with well worn junk is astounding.
The top drawer holds the candle for a little warm and fuzzy holiday ambience. I put floral foam in the top drawer to hold the greens at attention.
The bottom two drawers have greens popping from their exposed corners. No floral foam required!
Insulator feet added to the bottom drawer added just the right finishing touch.
Im particularly crackers for the blue drawer. I dropped some polished stones around the base of the makeshift indoor planter to enhance its natural beauty.
And thar she blows! I love the way this looks on my hearth. It seems somewhat unexpected ...and thats a good thing!
Junk drawer project numero uno. Being # 1 this time around doesnt mean its the best in show, just the first to arrive.

Junk drawer project numero uno. Being # 1 this time around doesn't mean it's the best in show, just the first to arrive.

I didn't get everything on my list that day...a good junker shares the loot with others. Ah, hahaha! We all know that I did my best to get it all, but just wasn't quick enough. Maybe my old age is getting the best of me. Any hoo, I was delighted with these four drawers. My plan, as of today is to show you four different ways to use drawers during the holiday season. For drawers, four ways. Here is the first. I chose to use only three of the drawers this time and turn them into an indoor planter. It would, however work just as nicely on your front  porch. In that case I would use all four drawers  for scale and lose the feet giving the planter more stability. Alright, already...let's get to it!

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Comments (19)

MimiToria writes: Sue this is so very original and turned out gorgeous. Love it!
Gretchen Posted: 10:40 am on November 26th
RustyDiva writes: I have some drawers that I have been beating my head against because I had no idea what to do with them. You made the light bulb go on! I can't wait to get them filled with nature ~ thanks Sue. Awesome project!

Kenda Posted: 10:48 am on November 23rd
DownHomeDIY writes: I love all of your live and floral creations! You have inspired me and given me the courage to do more with live greens. I love the collection of drawers and how you displayed them. Awesome.
Posted: 9:32 am on November 23rd
shabbychick writes: Sue - your display is "top drawer" all the way! Love the greenery you added - and the little insulator feet are just sweet! The blue drawer is my favorite too.

Take care,

Kathy Posted: 11:44 pm on November 22nd
JunkArchitect writes:
That is one beautiful display Miss Sue...very inspiring. You get the first prize ribbon for this creation.

Posted: 11:08 pm on November 22nd
roadtriplouise writes: What a piece of art!! Love it!
Ann Posted: 7:37 pm on November 22nd
birdcolor writes: I love old drawers! What a great use for these. Beautiful arrangement! Posted: 10:57 am on November 22nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Unlike any junk drawer I've seen before! So beautiful, Sue.
Take care,
Posted: 6:54 am on November 22nd
fellowjunker writes: Wow Sue....what a gorgeous display you created from these wonderful drawers---I absolutely love this, but, then again, I love everything you do!!!
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 1:49 am on November 22nd
writes: Sue,
There you go again making something fabulous out of something so simple. And the insulator feet are a great touch. A+!!

Jenny K Posted: 12:26 am on November 22nd
berton718 writes: Sue,
I love this idea!! You can make anything look beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
Posted: 11:58 pm on November 21st
alicemom writes: Oh Sue-z-q! You are the best! Those boxes are swell but your arrangements are super-duper.
smiles, alice Posted: 8:31 pm on November 21st
shaggymom writes: That is absolutely darling. I LOVE it!!! Posted: 6:17 pm on November 21st
byabpryor writes: Sue, you never cease to amaze me. Wow! Posted: 5:15 pm on November 21st
Heavenly_Treasures writes: Sue you did a great Job on them drawers and what anmazes me is were are you puting all this stuff.Anyhow it's great what you did with them.IT'S BEAUTIFUL.ROBERT. Posted: 3:00 pm on November 21st
chippingcharm writes: LOVE this...we all know you are the "Queen of Junk" but I'd say you are the "Queen of Greens" too...I'm always so amazed and impressed by the unique and wonderful arrangements you come up with!!! Laurel Posted: 1:58 pm on November 21st
MakinItHappen writes: Those drawers are really cool, all right. But the way you have them arranged is even cooler. I'm going to have to figure out how you do that! Posted: 12:43 pm on November 21st
CottageElements writes: Okay, now I really wish I would have beaten you to those drawers! I should have pushed you out of the way (or tripped you) and snatched them right up! LOL! My bad! Love how these turned out. They were even cooler in person and they look fabulous with all the greens in them. The cracker drawer is my fav. Another great find!

Lani Posted: 12:01 pm on November 21st
georgiamoon writes: Sue, this looks FAN-TAS-TIC!!! It is so beautiful and warm, just the right touch for your beautiful and warm house. What a great use for old drawers, I never thought they could look so gorgeous. Fabulous. Awesome...I love it, Georgia Posted: 11:48 am on November 21st
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