Sunday, April 29, 2012

What to do with an old broken down dresser?

Leave it to LESSology to inspire us to pick up things on the side of the road and turn them into something pretty.  LESSology challenge #13: Chest of drawers.
Here's what I jumped out of my truck to throw into the back.
Yes I was driving home from picking up my kids from school and they were totally confused and laughing hard at me.  "Mom why are you picking up trash?"  Something I'm used to hearing!
Here it is...dresser drawers
The dresser and most of the drawers where REALLY trash but these two where in good shape.

Didn't know what I was going to do with them at first but here's how they ended up
Into a dressed up chalkboard display

The chalkboard

A holder for you chalk
Notice the swirly thingies?  Originally they were all brown glitter but I thought they didn't match so I painted the edges with white crackle paint...love that stuff!

The display
Wanted a way to display photos but not have it permanent, so I hung twine on tum-tacks and added little clothes pins to them. 

Here's a look at it filled with goodies
(If you have any questions or searching for a how-to don't hesitate to e-mail me) 

16 comments:

Sophie said...

Eine super Idee.
Ich liebe es, Sperr-Müll zu sammeln.
Es sind oft noch gute Sachen dabei.
Schön gemacht...

Liebe Grüße und eine schöne neue Woche
Sophie

Shahrul Niza said...

Lalo, the dresser are so very pretty! So creative. I'm proud of you. And I'm loving your new blog banner, makes me feel like Alice!. I'll be back to visit the woods :)).

Lynnda Hosni said...

Goodness me.... Lalo... Those drawers are just so amazing... How did you do that??? Its really a spectacular idea to turn those drawers into a displayed "window" ... I really love this... I feel like screaming!!! You rocked this BIG time lady!!!!.... I'm so glad Lessology inspired you into upcycling/recycling!!! .... Someones else trash can be a TREASURE... those are good example... Thanks for joining us over at LESSOlogy!!... hugs..xoxo

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

wow this is so cool!! i have always said when i get my own house i will be looking for throwaways on the curb to upcycle to furish my house!! Great idea for a kids room!!
Kristan

Tenia Nelson said...

Holy cow this is soooooo rad!!!

Tracey said...

Fabulous.......:)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER fun! I love how you upcycled--totally looking in our neighborhood (on trash day) for something to upcycle! Great idea all around:) HUGS!

Karen B. said...

This is so clever and fun! I can see it being great for a little tike!

Denise said...

Wow! Those were some seriously ugly drawers, LOL. I wouldn't believe that's what your gorgeous end product came from unless I saw it for myself. Great job!

RiNNE said...

Amazing!!!! You turned trash into fabulous things! Good job on up cycling embellishments too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOW, super sweet, super creative project, thanks for sharing it with us at LESSology!

yyam said...

Wow! Swoon-worthy creation! So glad you stopped to give these drawers a new lease of life! What a fantabulous creation and a very clever idea indeed! :)

Thanks for joining us at LESSology! :)

~amy~ said...

Well this is truly magnificent....way to go on the upcycling! It turned out wonderful! Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

Linda said...

Wow what a great recycle! Love the results. So clever. Thanks for sharing it with us at LESSology!

Scrappy-go-Lucky Mandy said...

this is such a cool idea and so pretty. What a fabulous way to turn trash to treasure.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is AMAZING! I loveeeeeeeeeee what you did with those drawers!!! WOW WOW WOW!!Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology!!