Updated: Aug 16, 2018
So wow, what a hectic day at work! Now I am in "wind down mode". This involves connecting with and satisfying my inner spirit by writing about something I LOVE, a glass of wine nearby (another LOVE of mine!)...and sharing it with my fellow DIY-ers. Now if that isn't a great way to end a hectic day, then I don't know what is! Feeling the calm washing over me already!
So, I don't know about you, but I am always on the lookout for that curbside treasure. Some people throw out the BEST stuff!! When I drive down the road...besides having my eyes peeled on the road, I am always scoping out any curbside items. I get so excited when I make a great find!
Just the thing happened to me last weekend. While running some errands around town, I saw a sign for a garage sale. I decided...why not check it out?! As I drove by, I noticed it was mainly baby items (I am WAY past that era!). Almost turned around to head back, when I noticed just up ahead… CURBSIDE ALERT! Someone had discarded a bunch of desk drawers! I immediately loaded those up...ideas already popping into my head on how I could utilize them. HIGH FIVE, right?!! What a find!
I started right into my first project using one of the desk drawers. I gathered a wire basket, a small wooden peg rack and a paint brush. I painted the drawer and the peg rack an off-white color. After the paint dried, I hand-sanded it to lightly distress. Love the farmhouse look! The front edge of the drawer made a perfect upper ledge for what would transform into a wall storage unit.
I attached the wire basket to the drawer with some machine screws and washers. I attached the peg rack with screws. I liked it but something was missing!
C-R-I-C-U-T! I am loving all the embellishments I can make with my Cricut machine. And since I am so in love with the farmhouse look, I decided to do an "Our Nest" vinyl sticker. Once applied and staged with some faux greenery...well, now can you see the potential of those curbside drawers?!!