Monday, 10 October 2011

A day out.....and some altering

Last week DD1 wanted to go shopping in Maidstone......and invited me along.......we had a lovely day wandering round the shops in the sun........we tried on lots of clothes......she bought a lot of them......I just bought 2 tops......we both bought some christmas presents.....we had lunch in Nandos.......and then in Wilkinsons I found some treasures......including these little sets of drawers......in the reduced section.......£2 each
I knew immediately that they would be perfect for storing my newly rediscovered button collection......which might get used more often if sorted properly.
The top and sides were fine in yellow........the front of the drawers were lovely and bright......meant for a child's room.......but I wanted something a bit more muted. So off to get out the remnants of my MME Lost and Found papers.
The papers were layered onto yellow card.......but as I wanted them to be very practical.....I only added a few embellishments.......stamped and distressed some 'tickets' for labeling.
Now I just need to sort the buttons.....and then label the drawers.......and wish I'd bought more of the drawers!!

21 comments:

Jane said...

Fab job!! I do love a good shopping trip!!

Sian said...

Okay, that is definitely the best use yet I have seen for those lovely Lost and Found papers!

Elizabeth said...

They look wonderful. I like your fronts rather than the original ones! Great idea to use tickets to identify what is in the drawers.

scrappysue said...

Oh wow, such a bargain, and a such a creative way of altering them! x

Melissa said...

What great drawers. I like how you altered them to suit your tastes - the tickets are perfect for adding a label. Now . . . go get those buttons sorted! LOL

Ginger said...

Great thinking Jacky!! I love your idea here to use them for buttons, they would store lots. Buttons are one of those items you can never have too much of :)

Alison said...

Love what you did with these Jackie...hope you get around to sorting these buttons soon!
Alison xx

pinky said...

Sounds like a lovely day Jacky. Love the little drawers especially the made over ones:)

Sarpreet said...

There is a Wild Rose Studio blog hop and you can win a grand prize or a small one. All you have to do is make a christmas themed card and comment on all the dt blogs. You dont have to use a Wild Rose Studio product, but we would love it if you did. Would love to see you there.

Amy said...

It is always the way, you think one will do and then the inspiration hits and you have a great storage idea ... they do look fantastic though!

Angelfish said...

I love the way you have decorated the set of drawers. Adding the tickets was a great idea :o)
My daughter has these drawers too, they are very useful.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Jacky your drawers are soooo cute! I love how you decorated them! I have Ikea Fira drawers that I use in my studio like this and they are invaluable for storage! :)

Beverly said...

Awesome drawers and I love the redo! I was thinking at the very start "oh, Jacky should have bought more!" lol

Karen said...

Love your drawers Jackie.

AuroraDawn said...

Beautifully altered! The tickets are a great idea!!! Also Love the colours you've used Jacky

Sarpreet said...

Gorgous, love the card you did last week friday, another card like that would be ideal for the Wild RoSe studio blog hop. That little bear is Milton and is from Wild Rose studio

Hi there, I just wanted to pop by and tell you about the Wild Rose Studio blog hop, you could win 7 of their stamps and three paper pads, all you have to do is make a christmas themed card, and you dont have to use a Wild Rose studio stamp or product. (Although we would love it if you did)And then comment, on all of the DT blogs. Come and join in the fun. Would love to see you there (http://blog.wildrosestudio.co.uk/)

Irene said...

The drawers are super! Thanks for the comment on my blog! x

Karen said...

Love these; especially the yellow ones! What a great way to store little embellishments.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

This is awesome, Jacky. I love the papers and embellishments you have used to make it YOURS. :o)

Jen said...

I love what you have done with these drawers! Might need to see if Gillingham Wilkos has any. Could do with a cute set of drawers in my office at work :D

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

OOOH lovely altered boxes. I just finished my first altered box a couple of days ago, but can't add it to my blog just yet (until I hand it over to the recipient!).

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