Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Eight Repurposed Drawer Ideas

Sometimes you just gotta junk the dresser.  Or nightstand.  But sometimes there's no need to junk the drawers or leave them homeless!  

I know there are so many cute ideas out there, like putting legs under them and turning them into planters, or one of my personal favorites - castors and a cushion for a cute footstool (though I've still never done it myself).

Here are eight different ways I've personally repurposed a drawer - or parts of the drawer!

1. Farmhouse decor
Click here to see how I DIY my own stencils

2. Under the bed storage
This was at our previous house and worked well because we didn't have carpet.  I attached castors to the bottom of the drawers so they could roll out.

3. Window Boxes
Click here to see the details!

4. Rustic Succulent Shelf with lath boards
See more lath projects here. 

5. Hanging shelf/chalkboard

Just another way I used the same chalkboard/shelf for a baby shower:

6. Hand Towel Hanger

7. Cute Signs!  
Using the sides of drawers that had damaged fronts, I dismantled the drawers and painted them into cute wall signs.

8. Chalkboard/Message Board
Click here to DIY this

That's all folks!  But I gotta leave you with one more parting shot of my favorite:

Have you repurposed a drawer into something clever?  Do share!

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Old School {Desk Makeover}

If you call me and I don't answer (because NO, I do not always carry my darn phone on me) you will hear:

"Hey, you've got Kammy.  Hang up and text me or if you're old school I guess you can leave me a message and maybe I'll get back with you. *beeeeep*"

So about every four or five days I get a voicemail and it's always the same voice saying the same thing....
"Hey Kammy, this is Old School.  Can you mow my lawn tomorrow?"
Oh I just love it.  "Old School" always makes me smile.

And since we're on the subject, I just gotta throw this out there....
sorry I could not find the originator of this!
Wait, were some of you here to see a desk?  Let's get to that! :) 

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When I finally get a free spot in my booth at the Parma Antique Mall, this old school desk will be going in, in a building full of "old school" awesomeness!! :)
Click HERE to "Like" the Parma Antique Mall on Facebook to see all the cool stuff they are constantly getting in!

Short and sweet post is all I got for you today, but thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Ty's Old Chest Of Drawers

Would you pay two dollars for this?  
Is that even a legit question?
About ten years ago I paid two dollars and brought this chest of drawers home for my second boy.

I had painted it black and off white and it fit his room great.
Here it is in our first house - his first "big boy" room.
Man I sure loved that room!  That "square wall" made me about bonkers in the process, but the finished product was worth the terrible amount of measuring and paint tape bleeds!

Then it came with him to his new room at the new place...

...where he thought stickers on the drawer fronts would enhance it's appearance, and when he didn't want them anymore, took the paint right off with them.
  Ugh.  Stickers.  I dislike you.

Then I got a bigger dresser for him from a friend (not that he NEEDS a bigger dresser since he wears the same two pairs of shorts and the same Michigan shirt every day.  I kid you not, this happened the other day.  He gets out of the shower and puts the same shirt on he's been wearing for days.  I said ABSOLUTELY NOT, THAT GOES IN THE LAUNDRY!  The next day, he comes downstairs wearing the shirt.  I couldn't believe it.  "I told you you had to put that in the laundry yesterday!"  He shrugs his shoulders and says "I did."  I guess he considered it spending the night in the laundry basket with the other dirty clothes long enough.  Too bad for mom if she didn't wash the laundry, he did what he was told.... and then got it right back out). *Face palm*

Lately I'm into the details like a cute design on the sides of drawers when you pull them out!
Peek-a-boo drawers, I call them.  I had gotten this fantastic mosaic tile stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils to do my bathroom floor but then I got cold feet and I couldn't go through with it... although they are warming again and I think I might cave and paint the floor soon.  I decided to ship lap the walls first, so maybe when that project is done, the floor will finally be next.  Anyways, this stencil is their Santa Ana and hopefully the next time you see it on Kammy's Korner it will be on my bathroom floor (and yes, if you're reading this Erika from Cutting Edge Stencils, I'm still here!!!)

Sorry, don't even ask what color the light aqua blue is.  I buy mistints, and then mix my own colors from them.

I just love shabby chic-ing white frames!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tall Stereo Cabinet Before and After

Guess what?  It's an old stereo cabinet.  A beat up, nasty one, with beauty-potential for only $1 at a yard sale!!
It sat all wompy because one leg was shorter than the rest. It was an easy fix with the sawzall.  Just chopped them all down to make them even. :)  Then glued that cracked trim along the bottom, peeled up the top layer of veneer on top (which did NOT end up being easy) and painted it white.

THEN.... rather than peel off the bubbled and warped veneer on the sides... I got out a bundle of lath.  My parents keep lovingly bringing me bundles of old lath they get from old houses that are being remodeled.  So awesome to have a stash of this stuff!!

I secured it with my favorite tool in the world, this ryobi nail gun.

And ta da!  Ain't she cute?

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Barn Project Photo Gallery

From 2014 until now, the spring of 2018, here's the progression of the big barn on our place!  Still working on the inside, but it's come a long ways, too!  Pictures of the inside will be in another post someday.


My mom working hard... who paid dearly with poison ivy!

We might have lost our minds if we weren't allowed to have any fun! :)
Tarzan probably wouldn't have been too impressed with me....

Basketball, anyone?

This was an exciting night - Tim got the lights turned on!!

Dad to the cupola rescue!!!  He rented a lift and worked his magical carpentry skills, that he claims not to have....

Building a new one:

I painted the cupola during the hottest day of summer.  On a metal roof.  Dumb.

Replacing all the rotten boards (Thanks, Barn Cats):

Tearing down the rotten lean-to:

Painting crew on the job!

And now... such a beautiful sight!!

 Have a great day everyone, and as always, thanks for stopping by!

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