Wednesday, March 10, 2010


One of my favorite hobbies is giving new life to found items. I love finding treasures at Goodwill or yard sales to revamp or repurpose. Getting my hands on something and becoming completely engrossed in a project is relaxing to me. I'm always looking for the next thing to "transform." Here are a couple of my creations:


What a mess! I'm a jewelry nut, but how could I find a matching pair of earrings in this disaster?


I found this broiler pan at Goodwill for $2. I hung it in my closet wall, and BAM! Instant earring holder! Now I don't have to waste precious time searching for a match. Plus, I get to see all my earrings laid out neatly, so all I have to do when I'm getting ready is a quick scan of my collection.


We got this dresser for free, but it definitely needed some TLC. We also had a problem in our kitchen - we had very little counter space, and only one drawer in the whole kitchen! We had virtually nowhere to store our plates, pots, pans, and silverware. And so an idea was born...


This is probably my favorite piece in the house. I painted the dresser a lovely rich brown color. I also removed the bottom drawers and lined the resulting "shelves" with some adhesive drawer liner paper to create a space for our dishes and pots and pans. I switched out the hardware for some more modern pulls and handles. The drawers hold our silverware and other kitchen tools. Finally, I had a piece of plexiglass cut for the top, which allows more counter space for our small appliances and for food prep.

Mark's spring break is this week, so I took tomorrow and Friday off for a "staycation." Maybe I'll use the time off for some more makeovers...

1 comment:

  1. Great idea on the broiler pan! I LOVE the hutch. I adore open shelving!