Saturday, January 28, 2012

Guess what I’m going to do with these….

what to do with old drawers 
Can you all guess what I’m going to do with these drawers?  Remember when I was telling you I was able to glean some things from the old 1916 house that was being torn down in our town? I got glass door knobs from all the old doors, I got a bunch of old drawers that I made into under the bed storage….you can see those HERE. I also retrieved some old doors and these drawers.

These drawers were part of a butlers pantry in the old house……I’m questioning their paint color choices, but hey I’m from KY and my boys think they’re just great this color! :0) Go UK! lol


what to do with old drawers

There are 8 drawers in this piece and I’m seeing LOTS of storage!
I can’t believe how well made these things are…just look at that old bead board they used to build this unit…and that’s on the BACK!  They sure don’t build things like that any more!

what to do with old drawers

When I pulled these from the old house, they were in pieces…I sat down in the middle of the floor of the old place and started putting them back together with my trusty hammer…..they were grimy, and so was I by the time I got them back together, but I think they’ll be worth the trouble when I’m done with them! :0)

what to do with old drawers

Got any ideas what I should do with them?

what to do with old drawers

Oh…the reason I haven’t posted in a few days is that I was at the dentist’s office for three days straight, so I wasn’t feeling much like posting anything.  My hubby is changing jobs so we decided to get some dental work done before our insurance changes over next month.  I had a cleaning, a crown and some old fillings replaced…I survived. :0)   Going to the dentist has never been my favorite thing to do (except for the smooth feeling you get after a cleaning), but I have to say, I didn’t even feel the shots or anything this that made me a happy girl! I also am lovin’ that my old mercury fillings are getting replaced with the nice white ones.    Doesn’t take much to make me happy! lol

Ok…so now guess what I’m going to do with the old bank of drawers!

Blessings and Hugs!


Anonymous said...

not sure what you should do but such a great find!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Whatever you do...I know it will be great, Missy! Glad you have the dental work behind you!

Anonymous said...

I see a bench with storage.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Can't wait to see. I know it will be fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Cindy said...

I would put a top on it and then store fabric in it. Can't wait to see what you are doing.

Leave It To Davis said...

I would put some axles on them and add some tires to them....put a rope on the front, add a guard grill, a clanging bell, and a smoke stack and paint them like a train for my grandkids...or that's what I'd like to do with them....I think they would enjoy that. I cannot imagine what you are going to do...I can't wait to see.

Susan said...

I think I would add a top to them and use them for extra storage! Yea go UK.

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said... first I was thinking under the bed storage until I saw that it was all one piece. They are definitely well made and seem to be quite heavy. Storage of some type but I'm not sure exactly where and what. I'd use it to store fabric like Cindy said.

Unknown said...

Hi Missy,
Those drawers are a great stury and well-made. I'd use them for storage in my craft room and build a counter on the top for works-in-progress. I'm sure that however you use them, they will hold lots of goodies!

Marilyn said...

The backing is so unique and could use them for anything and I know it will be a fabulous idea. Don't forget to share when you're finished, but hurry up with it! I'm always really good at giving that direction-ha! I need to listen to myself once and get something done around here.♥♫

Gypsea Nurse said...

Oh.. I am a Libra.. I cannot do this indecision!! But I know it will be fab!

afistfullofweeds* said...

Whatever you do.....It will be awesome!!!

Aledia said...

Those are great!! I would totally turn that into a bench for storage. I can't wait to see what you do with them. :)

I feel for you with the dental work. I rank dental work right up there with childbirth lol...

Have a great night girl!!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

I am guessing a bench for the mud room??

Meg said...

Clever idea!

Made In The South said...

You are so good at transforming stuff, I am certain you will make it fabulous. (no pressure, lol).
Glad you are feeling better. Dental work is never fun or cheap.

Fairfield House said...


I am always sad when an old house is stripped and torn down. Still, I am happy that you got a piece of her to live on in your home! I am thinking this is going to become a craft/sewing table and storage unit. Looking forward to learning what you are using it for!

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