Sunday, September 9, 2012

Dresser Drawer Window Boxes


These drawers came out of an old dresser my next door neighbors gave me.   I decided rather than redo the dresser, I would keep the drawers for a project.  Sometimes things like this sit in my barn waiting for the "right project" for years.  Yeah, you don't even want to see what my barn looks like inside!

I painted them with the same paint as my shutters, Valspar's Honey Pot.  I hate it when I have to enlist hubby's help, because he just doesn't "get it".  I had to convince him that he was wrong - window boxes actually were necessary.  I mean seriously, if you scroll down to see the "before" picture, this entry way was SERIOUSLY lacking - everywhere!
Since it's too late in the season to do flowers, and hubbs made me solemnly swear not to put any dirt in the window boxes (I had my fingers crossed, don't tell!) my mother convinced me to go in search of "cool weeds" on the side of the road.  We brought home an assortment of marsh grasses, cat tails, and the like, to see what would look good!
I don't even know what this is we ended up using, but I loved the fallish look of it!  There wasn't very much of it - I found enough to fill two window boxes on our property, but mom and I had to take to the four wheeler trails next door to find enough to fill the last box.


 Click HERE to read about the door/step transformation. 
 Easy and cheap way to get a fresh new look!


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54 comments:

  1. I know exactly what you mean about your hubby. Mine is a licensed contractor, so when I ask him for help he gives me that look. You probably know the one. Boy, your hubby was wrong! It looks so great!!

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  2. OMG girl, I have to warn you - I'm stealing this idea one day!!! FABULOUS and so unique!!!

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  3. So clever, Kammy! They look amazing and so does that beautiful door! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  4. Beautiful! The drawers add so much character! Would love for you to share at the Pomp Party!

    www.createcraftlove.com/2012/09/pomp-party-33.html

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  5. What a transformation! Great idea to use the drawers for window boxes. They look great!!!

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  6. This was another genius transformation! I'm sure you're already aware: men value function over form, while to women form is just as important or sometimes MORE important than function. Guys usually like our ideas after they're finished, but most don't understand why someone would put so much effort into something that just looks pretty. They will put forth the effort for SOMEONE who is pretty though, either a sweetheart or child. :-D

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  7. These are beautiful! I do want to see your barn:) I see so many cool things on the side of the road that I leave behind 'cuz I don't have a space for them. Sigh. Anyways, great job, awesome Upcycle!

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  8. These are adorable!!!! Such an excellent idea! I shared on my facebook page! :)
    Ashleigh @ Live Gorgeoulsy

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  9. That is SUCH a GREAT idea!! Love this!!!! Now I'm racking my brains to figure out how I can get my hands on some drawers that don't have a dresser!! SWEET JOB, KAMMY!!

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  10. These are fantastic Kammy. Pinned.

    ~Bliss~

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  11. How cute are those?! Wonderful use of something unconventional....bravo!

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  12. Hi Kammy! Came by from Craft-O-Maniac. Way too cute. Have never seen this before. Love it! And your husband is like mine. Never seeing the vision :) Looks great and added character!

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  13. I love the look of this too!! Can't believe what a difference a little change makes!!! I may have to add some color to my porch now...surely there's something that can be painted out there right?!?!?!

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  14. This is ingenious! Love the drawers, love the color!! Stopping by from Craft O Maniac, have a great week!

    XOXO,
    Ashley {Cherished Bliss}

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  15. Love this.and what you did is so out of the box thinking....Your Hubby should be saying ...O I love how this adds to the charm of the house...I was wrong ......My hubby too...what Are you doing with that old drawer and rack head...O I am backing the drawer with Key graphic scrap book paper, paint the wood...and hang the rack handle in the middle...I am putting this antique lock in this corner...and these skelton keys hot glued to the inside of the box and Stenciling Keys to my Heart .....and once I took to the store sold it for 30.00 .....but no picture.....Next drawers I find..Hmmmmm window box

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  16. How did I miss seeing these. They are FANTASTIC!!! You rock on girl!!!
    Tami

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  17. These look great !! At least you got him to do it

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  18. It certainly looks more 'inviting' now :)

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  19. Adorable. I will be featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com later today! My readers will love it too! Grab my "featured" button.

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  20. So cute, great idea! Your door step looks so cottagy now :)

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  21. this is such a clever and unique idea, kammy!

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  22. I love this kammy! And the colors look great together. I might just have to use this idea on our garage windows sonce i don't have any windows on the main house to do this with.
    Kim

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  23. i just love it and the door too!!

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  24. You. Are. Brilliant! What an ingenious idea... and how beautiful they look! Love the yellow with the aqua, and how nicely the rag wreath ties the two colors together.

    Um, er, ahem, your husband is a *hunk*!!! If he ever decides that he wants to leave his young, gorgeous, blonde wife in search of a graying, frumpy, middle-aged woman with a lot of health problems, just let me know! hahahaha

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  25. Your window boxes are wonderful, and I shared them today on Friday Finds.

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  26. What a clever idea. So pretty! I love the color of your door. Great choice!

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  27. This is a unique Idea! Looks great! Why can't hubbies get it? :) Kammy, I would love for you to share this at my linky party that is going on right now called Rustic Restorations Weekend.
    http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com/2012/09/rustic-restorations-weekend-20.html

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  28. Aren't you a genius Kammy! I'm featuring you in the Spotlight this weekend.

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  29. brilliant idea...I too have stuff hanging around, waiting for the right project...yours is spectacular! coming over from funky junk...

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  30. These window boxes are the cutest I've ever seen- such a clever idea! :)

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  31. Hi! Visiting via Speaking link party. These are just t.o.o. c.u.t.e! Pinned them :) Hope you can stop by for a cup of coffee at altered-artworks.blogspot.com

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  32. Those are amazing!!! Love the color and such a clever idea!

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  33. Of course you were right about needing them..Hubbys never think you NEED anything if they have to be brought into the mix..LOL!
    I just love them! They look great!
    Hugs,
    Karin

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    1. So right. Husbands asks "Why do you keep buying stuff?" I just look at him and wait for the punch line, cause surely he is joking. Donna G.

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  34. Love it, Kammy! They look so great; I would never have thought to do that. If you have a minute, I'd be thrilled for you to share here:
    http://www.oneartsymama.com/2012/09/shine-on-fridays-45-and-giveaway.html

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  35. Kammy, what an inCREDible re-purpose!
    You rock girl! And I'm probably gonna copy you at some point! ; D
    Catherine

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  36. A BARN--?!?
    I want a barn!!!
    (I need a barn.)
    Catherine

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  37. Those were so absolutely neccesary! Awesome job!!!!!

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  38. I totally love these! Great job! Found you from the hop!
    ~Thyme
    Feel free to follow back! 14sixty.blogspot.com

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  39. Now THAT'S thinking outside the (window)box & wished I had thought of it! It looks adorable & I'm going to have to remember this & perhaps find some to put on my garden shed. I doubt I will find any as darling as the ones you have, but I can create something

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  40. Awesome job! This is going into the "To-Do" file!!!

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  41. I Love your new window boxes. They really do add a lot to your house. Love the door color too.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

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  42. Beautiful! The colours you chose are so fresh!!

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  43. huge difference! Love that color, and using old drawers...well that's just fun!
    gail

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  45. What a great idea! And I love the colour you painted them. You are so right, they made a huge difference to your curb appeal. Love it!
    Saw you sharing at Funky Junk's SNS
    Debbie :)

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  46. Charming plus recycling is a fabulous combination! I love this! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.
    xo,
    Lisa

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