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Thursday, September 8, 2011

A little drawer gets a new life...

...on our dining table.

It is much, much happier now than it was before.

It was part of a little desk, and that was nice. But sometimes life does not turn out as we expect, and this could be said about the little desk. All that could be salvaged from this piece was the drawer.

 A tiny drawer really, but one full of potential. 

I looked at it and wondered

if it might not be 

a sweet center piece for our table.

It just needed some white spray paint, and a little chalk paint...

{Annie Sloan, Paris Grey}

...and a clear glass knob.

Adding four little "feet" to the bottom of the drawer gave it the extra height it needed.

{Being on the short side myself, I know how a couple of inches can lend confidence!} ;)

{The "bun feet" were made from wooden pieces typically used as heads for dolls.}

A little ribbon around the sides,

and it was ready for its new role!

 And the drawer was happy. ;)

{I am linking this to the Weekend Wrap-up Party at Tatertots and Jello, Under the Table and Dreaming, Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, and Funky Junk Interiors.}

I hope you all have a lovely day! Thank you for stopping by!



marenmat said...

What a great idea and sweet little centerpiece. Might want to 'steal' your idea!!

Unknown said...

An adorable looks very happy now to be saved and cherished and given a glamour makeover!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Kerry xox

Deborah said...

Good morning Jenni!!
Oh this is the cutest!!
Love how you changed this into such a beauty...the colour is creative to use the feet on it..its standing proud now :)

Deborah xo

bikim said...

so pretty!
happy weekend,

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi lovely Jenni,

It looks so gorgeous!! I really like Paris Grey and your centrepiece looks perfect with the extra feet. So cute!

And guess who I'm meeting up with next week.....Annie Sloan herself! She works very near where I live. I'm so excited!!


CosmoGirl Carla said...

What a darling project. I love this idea. Will definitely be "banking" this one.

Thanks for sharing.

GoldenValley50 said...

Just so gorgeous Jenni. Clever you for finding such a fantastic new purpose for your little drawer! ;)Sharyne

Unknown said...

I love it in its new role! It's really sweet!


Melissa said...

Very cute! I will have to be on the look out for lost drawers in need of help!

michelle said...

This is so cute, I love it!! What a great idea!

c.w.frosting said...

Perfect centerpiece! I love this idea!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Unknown said...

Looks pretty, Jenni!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

It was so good to hear from you and I love the idea you had for your's some awesome stuff.


Tiff said...

Such a fantastic idea! I love it! You have made an awesome centerpiece out of that draw! It is just decorated so beautifully! X