Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Old Drawer Turned Organizer

Happy Wednesday!

I found this old drawer at a junk store recently.
I really liked the keyhole and the front panel but I thought the details would be better highlighted if the drawer was painted.

Luckily we had a pretty nice day over the weekend and I was able to spray paint the drawer Heirloom White.
I liked how it looked but I wanted to make it more useful.

So I dug out these old painted hinge pins.
I drilled six holes in the bottom of the drawer and inserted the pins.

It's now an organizer for my old postcards, cabinet cards and ephemera.


As I looked at the finished project another idea came to mind.
Ribbon storage.

Either way, this is going to get a lot of use!

I'm joining two great Wednesday parties:

White Wednesday with Kathleen @ Faded Charm
and
Wow Us Wednesday with Kim @ Savvy Southern Style

Hope you're having a wonderful week.

Jane

54 comments:

  1. Great idea, Jane! I never would have thought to use those hinge pins, but they work!

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  2. oh my. once again you have made some cuteness out of 'everyday' things. Great idea! (have to say, that drawer is adorably cute, and white did show that up better)

    Always enjoy my visits here.

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  3. Totally awesome! LOVE LOVE LOVE it Jane!!

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  4. Clever!!!! Love that drawer and yes the white was the way to go!

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  5. I've said it before and I'll say it again - you are brilliant!

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  6. so super neat, i really like the post cards in there
    Amy

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  7. Creativity just oozes out of you!
    This is just so clever and darling.

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  8. What a great idea...just love it! Coming to see you from Kims party

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  9. Amazing, I see an old drawer and haven't got a clue what to do with it and you see an old drawer and make something wonderful out of it. I Love Your Imagination and where it takes you.

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  10. Jane,

    This is so neat...but all of your projects are the best I've come across. You really should be a contributor to a magazine for trendy ways to transform junk. ♥

    Hugs,
    Stephanie ♥

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  11. You never cease to amaze me! What a great idea for those old pins.

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  12. Jane, clever as always. Thanks for joining WUW.

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  13. Jane,
    I don't know how you do it but everytime I click on your blog you have come up with another incredible idea...this is fantastic!
    Just one question: When do you sleep? :-)
    Cheryl

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  14. Jane...great idea. I have seen some "drawer re-do's, but not quite like this one...You did good! Thanx for sharing. Check out my new Mardi Gras post. Tiff (thecrankyqueen.blogspot.com)

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  15. Another wonderful project, Jane! You really inspire me!

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  16. Jane, you have the best ideas, love this drawer creation!
    big hugs,
    Debra

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  17. I wondered how you were going to use this so that the detail showed...
    I think it is great.
    I wouldn't mind going through the paperwork if it was filed here temporarily! So pretty!

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  18. Good Morning Jane! I have to agree with Queen of Dreamz... you would be a fabulous addition to Flea Market Magazine or one just like it! They NEED to know you, you are so creative! I love this idea, and one day I need to see these thrift stores you go to. I think around here that throw the 'good' stuff away! Happy WW! Theresa xoxo

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  19. Hi....I've seen you commenting on other blogs and I see your profile picture [it always reminds me of Joan Lunden from TV---you didn't know you looked like her, did you?] Anyway, after reading this idea, I'm going to try it soon.

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  20. Wow--I would never have thought to make use out of something like that. Looks like you did it again--you are the best!

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  21. Genijalne! Bardzo podob MI SIE TEN POMYSŁ!

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  22. Wow! I need to find some hinge pins or something like that for all of these old drawers that I have lying around...perfect idea!

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  23. You see, I don't even know what a hinge pin is and then you go and make something fabulous with them.

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  24. Oh my what a great idea. I love it. Must get to work on one. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

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  25. Yet ANOTHER winning idea! I love how you inspire others with your creativity. Connie

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  26. Jane, you never cease to amaze me with all the creative projects you do!

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  27. Oh, how happy I was to stumble upon your blog today! We are kindred sisters for sure. I love everything about your blog and style!!! Reading your posts was like opening presents! Thank you for making my day!

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  28. GIRL..you are amaaaaaaaazing! the things you come up with! this is another one of your most genius of creations. it's awesome! TFS and happy WW!

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  29. You are incredible Jane! I keep telling you that your work should be published.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  30. Seriously? What a GREAT idea! And I love the keyhole!

    You need to write a book....really!

    Lou Cinda

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  31. Oh my gosh girl, it looks like a beautiful antique heirloom. You come up with the most creatively unique things!

    God bless ya and have a fantastic day sweetie!!!

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  32. Jane,
    You've got to make a book! Hands down you get more creative with each and every project!
    Dee Dee

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  33. You come up with the most clever things! I think you were an inventor in a previous life! ;-D

    XO,
    Jane

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  34. Hi Jane! I've just spent the last few minutes catching up on your posts, and wow have you been one busy girl since you got back from your trip! I love this drawer idea, and everything else that you've created, but I think my favorite is that silver sunburst mirror. Each one of those knives is a little work of art!

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  35. Jane, you are one creative individual. How do you continually come up with these clever ideas. This looks fantastic. ~ Sarah

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  36. You never cease to amaze me. You always have the best ideas. Finding old hinge pins like that is great in and of itself!

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  37. Hi Jane!

    Just doing a little catching up ~ love your latest projects!

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  38. That is a fabulous idea...it looks super cute!

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  39. you always have THE BEST ideas!
    xoxo
    pammy

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  40. It looks so much better in white. Such an amazing transformation as always. You did it again!!

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  41. you've done it again! brilliant idea! and i love how it looks!!

    hugs!!!

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  42. Hi Jane,
    So simple...So fabulous! Your header is gorgeous too!
    xoxo
    Pam

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  43. Jane I WISH we lived closer....I'd LOVE to spend some time working projects with you....!

    THANKS as always for inspiring me & making me smile....!

    Cheers,
    Tamarah :o)

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  44. Hi!
    I found you somewhere....
    Maybe Donna's Junkie..
    Anyway I am SO glad!

    I just love your creativity and ability and gift that you have to put things together in such a beautiful way.

    Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us!

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  45. Jane girl, your just way to creative! I love this too. Now that's thinking in the box in a very creative way. haha.

    OOO's...Tracy :)

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  46. Great idea, you are so creative!

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  47. Excellent! What a great idea again. Could use that for many things.

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  48. How do you think this stuff up? I'm in awe.

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