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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Trash Transformation

As my husband and I headed out the other night to run a few errands, I spied something by the side of the road. There were two boxy looking things but we sped on by. On the way home I suggested we drive slowly past and check out what had been discarded and left in the gutter. Not one, but two kitchen cabinet drawers were abandoned on the roadside! Of course, I rescued them and here is what they became... 

The drawer front unscrewed easily from the box frame.  I put on a couple of coats of paint, first a creamy taupe followed by mustard yellow. After a little distressing and a smidge of  rubbed on stain I applied a beehive graphic and the words "Lavender Honey" in French. 

 Voila! My honey bee crate! 

For project #2 I filled in the screw holes on the drawer front and used the same paint colors. The Bon Appetit graphic is courtesy of  The Graphics Fairy.  Then I added a couple of hooks to hang it with.

Two projects for free! Right now the crate is the centerpiece on my dining room table, but I'm sure both of these will be making their way to my antique store soon.
Now, what shall I do with the other drawer?
I'll be joining


  1. Loving how you used this pretty graphic. Thanks for sharing it at my party.


  2. You really turned your drawers into a work of art. Love them!
    Mary Alice

  3. Clever idea! Love the new look.