Friday, May 7, 2010

My Drawers are Officially on the Ground!

I have had this dresser that my sister gave me while helping her move back in January... I have had the drawers out of it becasue they were all messed up.  Henceforth, the reason she didn't want the dresser anymore!





I had the drawers in a pile ready to be thrown away, when I walked by my sinks in my master bath one day and had a thought...



My sinks in my bathroom are free-standing and you can see the floor underneath, I had always thought of  putting baskets under there, but never got around to it, so...



I got my slave niece that I am home-schooling on it! It was 92 degrees today, so the paint was drying as she painted.  We considered this our Art class!



While the paint was drying I cut out some stencils that I traced onto parchment paper from my computer, like always!



After that I used some glaze paint stuff from HL to distress the drawers and started to stencil.  I did use some "stencil paint" that I already had from a project I never did... of course! I must say that stuff is a must if you use the parchment paper as your stencils because it does not bleed at all! Let's move on shall we?



Here it is still wet, I know because I picked it up right after this pic and smudged the "N", good thing I was going for that "not perfect" look!



And here they are in all there glory! I must say it is nice to have a place to put my towels in this bathroom since there is no linen closet in here!

I have 3 more of these drawers just sitting around, got any ideas?

Onward, to tackle the dresser!!!



18 comments:

Mary said...

Super cute idea - such creative storage! I did snicker a little at drawers labeled No. 1 and No. 2 in a bathroom. :D

a very blessed lady! said...

My niece said the same thing! LOL!

Rose said...

Ha! Good bathroom lingo too!
Love the repurpose.
Visiting from NFF. I love drawers. You can even use them outside as planters!
Rose

Kimmy said...

What a great idea!! I love how cute they look!

Fern Valley Farm said...

Cute idea! I love the color you used, and the number stencils really finish it off!

Cindy said...

They look wonderful in your pretty bathroom. I have several flat fronted drawers that I was just today wondering what I can do with them. I will check and see if any more suggestions come in.
Hugs, cindy s
btw, I LOVE your nieces blog, she has some amazing recipes!!!

Tattered Goods said...

Hi there... ok this is a way too cute project, i have one suggestion... put some lil casters on the bottom :) the color is fabulous. I hope you have a great weekend.

Smiles,
Sheila

No Ordinary Me said...

AWESOME! What a great idea.

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi, I love how you used the drawers under your sinks, too cute. Can't wait to see what you do with the dresser.
Hugz,
Kim

Simply Stafford said...

Looks super cute! Do you think I could borrow your slave, I mean Hannah!! Are those jars on the sink the ones we got at the yard sale?

Suzanne said...

Great repurpose~they look really nice under your sinks.

I'd use the rest of the drawers for some under the bed storage. Just add casters and some pulls. :)

a very blessed lady! said...

Love the idea of the casters on the bottom, thanks Sheila and Sarah yes those are the jars from the yard sale ;)We got to hit some more of those soon!

mississippi artist said...

This is the most clever idea.It looks great!

Carrie said...

Oooooo... I love this idea!!! People are always getting rid of old drawers and dressers, and this is such a fabulous way to repurpose them.

As for the others, I ditto adding casters for underbed storage!

Uncovered Ruby said...

Trying to catch up on my blog 'surfing', and I must say that your drawers are ADORABLE!!!! I really, really like them! I love your sinks too and the cabinets they're in. The stencil you did is perfect! Excellent repurpose!! Lisa :0)

Stephanie Cameron said...

Great idea! Awesome that they fit perfectly.

Debbie said...

What a great idea, I love it, that was thinking outside the box!

Michele said...

The bathroom project looks great!

You could stagger/stack some or all of the others, attach them together and use them for books.