Friday, April 27, 2012

Repurposed: Silverware Storage Box and Curtain Finials

We inherited this box from my hubby's Grandpa.  My mother in law brought a whole load of stuff home from his house in Ohio a while back thinking I might want some of it.  You don't have to ask me twice!  This was one of the goodies.  I cleaned it up really good with murphy oil soup, and this was as good as I could get it to look.  It's had a home on my dresser housing my hair accessories and collection of lip glosses.  It still is, however with the new bedroom makeover, this just couldn't stay "as is"!

Oh my word am I excited about this.  LISTEN UP.  I found a whole bin of  curtain rod finials at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for 50 cents each.  Hmmm.... drawer pulls?!!!  I crossed my fingers (because I didn't need any finials) and bought up about twenty packs.  Go big or go home, yo.  If they worked, that would make them TWENTY FIVE CENTS a pull!!!!  Can you get any cheaper than that?!?
They worked!  Yippeeee!!!!!  Don't they look great?  I painted the flatware box coral and sanded some of the edges for a little shabbiness.  Then my mom called me up yesterday and said she saw my post on the dresser and it looked like it had a big ole' plain coral box perched on it and needed something more.  I scratched my head (for ideas, not because the lice was biting) and came up with this stencil that I had made awhile back.  It was just the perfect finish.  Wouldn't ya say?
This houses most of my hair necessities, color for my lashes, and make up to cover up the zits that I'm still getting at 31  29 years of age - urgggg - and my collection of cheap Ebay watches from China, most of which need new batteries....
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16 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful repurpose Kammy. I love the color you used for your "girlie" accessories and the stencil adds a nice graphic. Ha - I still get the occasional zits at "29" too!!!

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  2. It looks great and what a deal you got from BB&B on the finials, I mean drawer pulls. They look great on your accessory box. Love the before & after of the whole project.

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  3. Brilliant idea on the finials/drawer pulls! I would never have thought of that. Your dresser is even more beautiful now that it is white. Well done. God bless x

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  4. Great ideas! Just a suggestion about your complexion. My daughters (about your age) discovered that if they slept on a clean pillowcase every night, it made a huge difference to their face. They would flip the pillowcase over on the 2nd night to save on laundry.

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  5. Before I saw the after picture, I thought maybe you were going to use the finials as legs. Looks really good, Kammy.

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  6. Love this, great color. Bythewayjenngray.blogspot.com

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  7. I like this remake, it has a whole new style, very unique with the stencil. Nicely done.

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  8. Love little drawers and chests like this! Great job!

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  9. Totally Perfect!!! I'd love to have you share at my party...it JUST opened!!!

    http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/04/overflowing-with-creativity-19.html

    XO, Aimee

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  10. Oh my! What a fantastic makeover! I'll have to keep an eye out for an old flatware box like that. It looks like a fun project and I'm sure I could fill it up in no time! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  11. This is SO pretty! I adore this color and the way you transformed this piece -- and those finials and pulls -- genius!

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  12. What a great piece! Vintage silverware boxes are so great for everyday storage. It turned out so pretty. It reminds me of a box I transformed: http://www.thediyspot.com/2011/11/out-of-the-box/ I think they might just be related:)

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  13. Looks great! What a nice transformation.

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  14. I just love before and after pictures! This is great!! Love that stencil design! I would just be thrilled if you shared this at my link party going on! I am your newest facebook/GFC follower...would love to have you check out my site too!!
    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/05/homemade-by-you-10.html

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  15. This is gorgeous! You are such a rock star! Love that lotus stencil ;)

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