Friday, January 20, 2012

More kitchen storage

Who designs a kitchen with only 2 drawers? Seriously is that not ridiculous??? Believe it or not I have lived in this house for 22 years with a kitchen that has only 2 drawers and they aren't even big ones! Of course, along the way I am always looking for storage. Ok, don't judge a girl for her past craftiness! I'm just saying I painted this years ago during my Mary Engelbreit infatuation days. Not that I have anything against Mary, I love her, it's just not right for my space any longer.
This was cute and perfect many years ago for the decor in my house but not so much now. Believe me there will be the day, years from now, who knows sometimes just months, when you will look back on something you made and think what was I thinking??? The important part of the story here is this is giving me 6, SIX more drawers, that is 3 times more than what I already had!
A little sanding and it already looks better, right? This was actually a garage sale find years ago. It's small, I think it is suppose to be for lingerie, at least that is what they told me.
And here she is now! I painted her with Annie Sloan Paint, the color is Provencal. I love this color and as I mentioned before I am all about these Moroccan patterns right now so I found another place I could use one. This is a stencil is made by Martha Stewart.
I lightly sanded the stencil to give it a bit of an aged look and it also helps hide the mess ups if your stencil bled a bit.
And I picked up some new hardware at Hobby Lobby on sale this week and she is ready to be filled up!
What do you think? It's a pretty big improvement huh? And the best part, more space for kitchen junk, oh yea! So, do you have any of those past projects that you are scratchin your head about?

I'm visiting these linky parties

Brassy Apple
Homemaker on a Dime
Craft-O-Maniac
My Repurposed Life
The 36th Avenue
Funky Junk Interiors
Miss Mustard Seed
Positively Splendid
I Heart Naptime

19 comments:

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Love it! Oh, there are so many, many things that I cringe about ... And why was hunter green so popular again?

xo
Linda
itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

Mrs Pixie said...

They are beautiful! I wouldn't mind some for my sewing room :)

Katy
x

PitterAndGlink said...

HUGE improvement! It looks great. :)

May said...

I thought the original was sweet and loved the sanded look! But, yes, the transformation is beautiful.

Valerene Matthews, Malaysia said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it!

Kellie Brown said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and the pattern. Great work!

The DIYvillage said...

Beautiful job! Love the colors! What a transformation!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

This turned out beautifully!! I love the simplicity of working with chalk paint. You've got me itching to find something else to paint now! lol!
Visiting from Saturday seven. :)

gail said...

sooo cute! That looks a LOT like my tower of terror! ;)
great storage for sure.
gail

amy@winecountrymama said...

I love it. It is so great. Come by my blog www.winecountrymama.com I did a MUCH smaller project with ASCP and Martha Stewart stencils. Your project inspired to me to try a larger project instead a little wooden tray.
Thank You
Amy

Sara said...

Very Cute and a massive change. Plus love the thrifty re-use of a re-use. Great Job . Sara x

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

I'll be featuring you tomorrow... Thank you so much for visitng my party. Love this piece!

Meg and Mum's said...

I'm lovin' it sick! (Which means I really love in Aussie. It looks so much better and I really dig the Moroccan pattern. I came over from The 36th Avenue and am now a follower. I'd love it if you'd shared this beauty at my Saturday Splendour Party which is still open: www.megandmums.com
Megan :)

Toodie said...

Really like the pattern you used. Looks great!

Jenni Horne said...

It's the cutest transformation!! I love that pattern.

I had a kitchen for 16 years with one drawer that couldn't open all the way because of the stove and another half drawer. It was amazing how clever I became over the years with my kitchen utensils! My favorite find was an old metal drawer cabinet that fit perfectly under the counters!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Wow! What a transformation! This would be a perfect project to link up at our "impossibles" party today! Stop by and link up!

blessings,
karianne

Mariah said...

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. transformation!!!! It doesn't even look like the same piece of furniture!! Way to go!! I would love for you to come link up to my new link party!!
http://mariahscreations.blogspot.com/2012/01/terrific-tuesday-1.html
Have a great day!!

Max said...

If I owned those drawers, I better place some of my clothing there. It looks very nice and I love the transformation that you’ve done. Though I’m a person who’s attracted to colorful things, you’ve proven that even just using a few colors can make a furniture look good. I bet you have an awesome interior in your home. :)

- Max Champion

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