Grandma’s old silverware box is about to get the makeover of a lifetime! tee hee!! You know you find these kinds of things at the thrift stores or garage sales, right? Maybe you wonder what it could be used for. Well, two things (1) it’s wood (2) it’s storage. Who doesn’t love extra storage? My goal is to show you one was to make use of this upcycled silverware box. Hang with me now.
If you remember, I had already demonstrated how I took another silverware box and upcycled it with an antique washboard to get this…
You can see my tutorial and peek inside this cupboard in this post over HERE. For today, however, I’m going a completely different route.
Who doesn’t love to find cool boxes to hide their junk in? If you don’t then we can’t be friends. JUST KIDDING! Seriously though, do you see potential in these two? I say they are fantastic candidates for a thrifty makeover. Bring on the DIY fun!
The smaller box on top was given to me by my friend, Mandy. If you haven’t seen all the goodies she’s blessed me with, then you have to take a peek HERE.
Happy dance goin’ on over here as it’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday! This fun day is for you – to inspire you to give DIY a try. You’ll see my friend’s projects below. Today is all about a fantastic haul I was gifted with recently. You know I never turn down wood, right? Well, this orphaned cupboard sample crew is about to become a repurposed cupboard door jewelry cabinet. Game ON!
Before I show you what I did with these, first, let me tell you how I came upon them. A huge thanks goes to my friend Sue. She sent me a massage asking if I would like some cupboard doors. Apparently, her son does cabinetry work on the side and had some doors that were new, but had a flaw or two so they couldn’t be used. She mentioned he was going to burn them because he didn’t
Do you have rubber-necker syndrome when you’re out hunting for #trashure? You know…when you walk by something that first catches your eye, but you don’t feel the pull to go get it until you walk away? It happens even to the best of us. This is how the story begins for this vintage musical jewelry box that also happens to be a mini dresser. Isn’t it sweet?!
The first time I saw it I said to my kids, “Isn’t that cute?” It was sitting on the top back shelf and I left it there. Why? Well…first, my cart was nearly full and I didn’t really need
Not often do I get a chance to just take a minute to reflect with you and just step back and relax. I have been trying to look at my year ahead and figure out my goals and where I want to be this time next year. Time is something I always am saying I never have enough of, so when I had the opportunity to review a product by JORD, I excitedly jumped at the chance. Why? Let me explain…
*post sponsored by JORD Wood Watches – opinions are all my own (see full disclosure)
I had seen their gorgeous wood watches here and there on various fronts and loved that not only were their products pleasing to the eye, but actually made with life in mind. And…who can resist jewelry made out of wood? This may just make me change my motto, “Tools over jewels”.
Whether it’s embossed glass, paper, metal, or wood, I have always been intrigued by that design element. I love to create that effect in my artwork whenever possible. So it may not surprise you that I also emboss furniture too. It is so absolutely easy and only take a few basic materials. Let me show you what I did with this worn out jewelry armoire.
The story behind this piece goes like this: I went to pick up an antique nightstand from a guy that I had just spoke with the night before. While on my way there with kids in tow, my oldest began to feel ill. I didn’t want to go back home and stand the guy up, so we headed over anyway with my oldest’s permission.
Turns out the guy sold the nightstand before I got there (me not happy at all)