Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Little Projects & A Winner

Hi Everyone.
 I have two projects that I did a while ago but never got around to posting.

I have to admit that I am somewhat of a "stick it in the drawer" type of gal.
Our home normally looks clean and organized as long as you don't
open the drawers.  Am I the only one that has four junk drawers in my 

I am always looking for things to help hide organize my junk.  Last year at a garage
sales I found these two pieces for a few dollars that I thought would be perfect for my office/craft room.

The first one got a coat of ivory paint.

I added the numbers using carbon paper and a Sharpie.

My other piece was painted ivory and then I free handed tags and
numbers using a Sharpie.

The silver sugar shaker now holds glitter.  Really easy and cheap projects but they
 give me the extra storage for all my craft stuff.

Thank you to everyone that entered the Shabby Apple giveaway. The winner of the Da Vinci dress is Andie @ Divine TheatreCongrats Andie!

Shabby Apple is still offering a 10% discount to my readers. At check out use the code nominimalist10off for the discount.

Please join the Open House link party starting tonight (Wednesday). See you there!

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Karena said...

Sherry I love you newly finished storage bins, so creative. The new paint and lettering makes all the difference!Congrats to your winner!

Art by Karena

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hi Sherry, what great organizers I love how you added the numbers to it! I have 2 junk drawers in my kitchen that I am always trying to keep organized, but with 3 kids constantly in them they don't stay neat to long!! See ya tonight, Martina

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

Great idea Sherry I am the same with junk, especially paperwork theres never enough storage is there

Fishtail Cottage said...

loving how you get yourself organized! Cute storage bins you've created! xoxo, tracie

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

What?? You only have junk drawers in your kitchen? I have them in every room that has a drawer lol. I have to clean out my kitchen drawers before they come to put in the new granite. I would be sooo embarrassed if someone pulled one open and saw inside. Love your storage, looks great!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Sherry I love the way you keep your design style consistent. I'm finally learning that. I have junk baskets! Its ridiculous lol

At The Picket Fence said...

I love it Sherry! Great finds and great transformations of said finds. :-)

Debra said...

So cute! Aren't Sharpies great? We have several junk drawers here, too!

sissie said...

Hi Sherry,
I think your little organizer cabinet looks perfect on your very organized shelf. You have reminded me that I need to get on the stick and get things organized around here! LOL.


Pamela said...

Great stuff Sherry! These looks great painted and with the numbers!

Congrats to Andie...I am so happy she won she deserves a pick me up!!

Pamela xo

NanaDiana said...

Sherry- Not only do I have junk in my drawers! I have a little extra JUNK IN THE TRUNK if you get my drift. Great looking project! And, congrats to Andie! Hugs-Diana

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sherry, I have 3 junk drawers in a 1200 square food house, that 's about half of my drawers. Love the numbers


Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

I love easy and cheap! Your two projects with numbers are adorable! What a great idea to just use carbon paper and a sharpie. I think I have been doing things the hard way :) Thanks for sharing!


Amanda said...

Congrats to Andie...but I so wanted that dress! Ah well...I guess I'll have to order one for myself! :) Very nice storage pieces! Love how you updated them and made them so cute! We have kitchen junk drawers too...and no matter how often we clean and organize them, they quickly become junked up all over again!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

classic • casual • home said...

So organized and STYLISH!

The enchanted home said...

I am always so impressed by the many inspriational projects in blogland that I see come to impressive and creative!!

Blue Creek Home said...

You tickle me! You even have your junk glamorized!!! I love them.
Thanks for linking to THT.

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Sherry! Just coming back over to say thank you for linking up this week to Inspiration Friday. I didn't mention it in my first comment above but I totally love the idea of using the silver sugar shaker to hold glitter! :-)

radn said...

Love the box labeled No.1 and No.2. nice font!

Here is a link to a fine art photography giveaway that I am hosting on my blog (Last day today 4/15). The artist is Melanie Alexandra and has more than 200 images in her Etsy store to choose from. To win her fabulous photography you just have to leave me a comment telling me which is your favorite image in her store.

Patricia Torres said...

oh lovely.. this is truly lovely.. Hope you will come visit me at Colours Dekor :-)

Sommer said...

Sherry this turned out so so cute! I love those bins too =) I'd really like to have you share this at my VIP party today...

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Really cute Sherry! I love doing little projects because it's almost instant gratification. They look great on your shelf.

Erin said...

Love those projects!!! Gotta find something to do similar..LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Mimi said...

Love your project. And that silver shaker for glitter is such a wonderful idea. Great job!

Southern Shop Girls said...

Hi Sherry,

Thanks so much for stopping by Lulu's and commenting.

Keeping a home clean for a showing at any time is such work! The last house that we sold, was gone in less than six weeks - so this long time on the market is new for us. Discouraging, to say the least. Hopefully the market in your area is better than it is in ours

I'm a long time reader/lurker of your blog! I'm so far behind on reading because of Round Top, but I can't wait to sit and read for a spell!


Angie @ Thrifty Like Me said...

I love these numbered boxes!

Love your blog, I'm your newest follower. :)

Thanks for stopping by Thrifty Like Me!

Sherry said...

I love that you have glitter in an old silver salt shaker! That is too cool. very cute makeovers. Thanks for linking it up!

Lindsey said...

The salt shaker/ glitter shaker is a really awesome idea! I'm sure it only throws out a little at a time, too, which is perfect for little hands. Love it!

Hopping by from the Creative Bloggers Hop.

Nancy said...

Love your blog! You are so talented and now you'll be organized (if you weren't already) with those great shelves!
I'm a new FOLLOWER from the blog hop!
Hope you can hop by my blog too!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

we have 3 junk drawers. :-)

Southern Shop Girls said...


Thank you for dropping by our blog again and becoming a follower! We are so excited and honored to have you join us!

Storage is such an issue for crafters. I love your ideas, especially the idea of adding the decorative numbers. They look great! I'm going to be on the lookout for some pieces like yours!


MELANIE said...

Hi Sherry, visiting from the hop, I was already a follower here.yay! I love this project and the fact that you used carbon paper. I just found a whole bunch at a womens house while picking up some treasures. Now I have an idea what to do with it. lol

Lucky 7 Design

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

These boxes are so pretty. Thanks for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)