Jun 11, 2018

{Yard Sale Drawer Makeover and Hutch Completed}


I found a single drawer at a yard sale for a whole dollar and decided to give it a little makeover to use in my kitchen. 


Took the knobs off, gave it a good sanding, and took a damp cloth and cleaned it up. 


The White can of spray paint went to town! I sprayed three coats to get it like I wanted. Sanded the knobs down and gave them two coats of gray with a clear sealer.



Remember when I showed you the chair and tote box makeover? I love having that cute little chair as it serves many different purposes. I decided to move the herbs outside on my carport ledge and put them in small flower pots with drainage. Just so you know I was having a horrible time with roots rotting in the mason jars. My cute  dollar drawer makeover would now sit in the chair for a while.


But first, I needed to add some cute things to help it look complete. Love this cute little wooden sign. Two of my daughters has this sign on a wall in their in dining room. But, their signs are huge. This was just big enough that I could use it on this chair next to dining room table.


I grabbed a couple of things I had stashed in my she-shed to go into my drawer.



Decided to fill my drawer with a few dishes,  white milk glass pitcher and candlestick with bird. I placed cookbooks in the bottom of the drawer to give my cute things some height. The dessert plates in the drawer has already proven to be efficient for me too.  So many different ways I can decorate that little drawer in that chair. Just plain and simple but cute. I am already thinking about 4th of July! I've got lots of ideas for this $1 drawer. 


As most know I had have my small corner hutch for a while now and that was a huge makeover. If you missed this makeover you can see it at https://creationsbycindyphotography.blogspot.com/2018/04/chair-and-hutch-makeover-brownies-and.html


Gave the top of hutch a small basket of green sprigs I've had for years and just a touch of green vine. 


All the dishes displayed belong to my Grandmother and Motherinlove whom both are walking the streets of gold with the Lord.


The Blue Onion canisters belonged to my Motherinlove. As you can see the sugar dish has a different lid. The original one was missing so I improvised. I have been looking for a replacement but no luck yet. 


All the blue and white place settings shown belonged to my grandmother including the cute blue jay. 


Since I have two shelves at the bottom of the hutch with a door this gave me a chance to store a few dishes. I love these blue and white dishes and more so since they are heirlooms. I have more of her dishes in my she-shed.


The blue and dishes stored on the bottom shelf are just a few pieces that I bought a long time ago while out of town for a weekend. We came across a 50 plus family yard sale and I heard the word "STOP"! YES!  I am a fan of blue and white dishes. 





I am very happy with how my hutch turned out and I love it that I can showcase a few pieces of my favorite heirlooms. I have several things that I will share with you when I can that belonged to my grandparents and even my great-grandparents. I am such a sentimental fuzzy gal about this kind of stuff. 


And I can't do a post without showing you this sweet girl today. She is already two weeks old! Ooh, I could just kiss her sweet lips off! 



I would like to leave this with you today.  "Always Stay Humble and Kind"

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

48 comments:

  1. Aww, she is so precious!! I love the drawer makeover. How clever! The hutch looks great too. Those blue and white dishes are so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Heather. We are enjoying our new baby for sure.

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  2. Thanks for sharing your lovely blue and white heirlooms. How nice that you can view them every day on your hutch. Your single drawer also turned out great! I'm sure you'll have fun changing the decor to match the seasons/holidays.

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    1. Margie, I have several ideas for that cute little drawer.

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  3. Well, Cindy, you have such a great imagination! The drawer is just as cute as can be. In fact, everything you have done is lovely and adds such a warm and welcoming look to your home. Have a great new week!

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  4. You have done a good job to make the draw look beautiful!
    WOW! Beautiful to see the unique collections of plates!
    Cute looking girl:)

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  5. Good Morning Cindy,
    What a fabulous makeover and beautiful collection of blue dishes. You have styled everything so beautifully too!
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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  6. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!! LOVE THE POST!!!!! Smiles--have a beautiful day friend.

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  7. I just LOVE this darling transformation! Your extra added touches of sentimental dishes just makes it perfect. I am also partial to the blue & white dishes but mine aren't quite so heirloom in nature...that is unless you think that purchasing a place setting each time I visited a certain Kroger's store back in the 80s counts as such! Oh, and I made sure I got all of the other accessory pieces as well! Oh....and that little black-headed baby girl is beyond adorable! HUGS!

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    1. LOL! Debby if it's from the 80's then they are heirlooms! LOL! Can't wait to hear about your trip.

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  8. I LOVE what you did with that drawer...what a great idea for something that would have just been thrown away...I love that idea....and I also love your blue dishes...I have blue dishes too...the Currier and Ives ones, but I saw that butter dish of your grandmothers...it is called "Blue Onion" pattern, and I have that same one that was MY grandmother's...although mine doesn't look as nice and clean as yours...many years of use I think the butter soaked into the china...and turned it a little dark around the edges...but that is so cool that it is the same one!!! I'll have to take a picture and send you sometime. Your kitchen is looking so homey and special with all of the new touches...love it. And your granddaughter is adorable...just so sweet...I'd love to squeeze her!! I'll bet you do all the time... Thank you for this delightful happy post today. I have enjoyed every minute of it!!

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    1. Thanks Pam. Yes the Blue Onion seems to have been a very popular pattern way back when along with Currier and Ives. I just all of those dishes.

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  9. All of what you've done is so sweet! I love how you've combined things, and all your blue and white dishes are amazing! (I love blue) A very special part of your home.
    How lovely your little grand baby is!

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  10. Hi! Your drawer turned out lovely. Sitting on a chair is good or you could put peg legs on it. I love blue dishes also. Your little granddaughter is just so darling!! Nancy

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    1. Thanks Nancy. I have a feeling that drawer will get a lot of use for sure. Best $1 spent.

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  11. Oh, my word! That baby!! Just a little, living doll! And, your hutch is just breathtaking. Wonderful job, sweet friend!

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  12. What a great idea in reusing that old drawer! I’m also loving how you’re displaying those blue and white treasures in your hutch. They really show off your special pieces. Wishing you a great week, Cindy!!

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    1. Thanks Zenda. I feel a tablescape coming on with my blue and white dishes!

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  13. Love the makeover on that drawer. Yes, so many things you can do with it and I am quite sure you will put it to good use. I have a few heirlooms too and no amount of money could buy them from me. Love the blue and white. Baby girl is beautiful Cindy.
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. Hey, I do not see the post you made on FB. Maybe I just missed it. I will check it out later.

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  14. I just want to hold that little one.Beautiful! I totally love all you have done with the kitchen. The chair is so cute decorated that way and I love the hutch. Can't wait to see it all at one time.

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  15. Cindy, I love the drawer makeover ! It looks so pretty sitting on your chair with all the pretties! The hutch was a wonderful addition and I love all your dishware! Hugs and blessings sweet friend!

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  16. I love what you did with the drawer. Cindy. You are so good in repurposing stuff. So functional now too. Thanks for the sympathy on my mom....Christine

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  17. I like that corner hutch with the heirlooms. I'm a fan of white/blue and that's my kitchen colors too. Oh, that sweet granddaughter is adorable. You're blog is a true pick-me-up kinda place, Cindy!!!! Love ya.

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  18. Your drawer re-do is just darling, Cindy, and I love how you've filled it with such cute things. The sign is so perfect...I love so many of the signs that you share. Of course, your hutch is so cute all filled with family treasures. Blue and white always look so pretty and having mementos from loved ones, make it all the more meaningful. Now about the baby, I want ti kiss her lips off too. My she is a cutie patootie, and I know you're in love with her.
    Thank you for your kind comments on my latest post of the no-bake cookies. The kids sure enjoyed them (and me, too!).

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  19. Love your hutch with the blue and white dishes.....it matches my kitchen perfectly! I too found an old drawer at a yard sale for a $1. I filled it with dirt, some sweet potato vine and red geraniums. I like that you can change yours out with the seasons.

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  20. Thanks Ann Marie . I’m going to enjoy changing it out .

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  21. Cindy, I love old drawers and what a great makeover! I have one hanging on the wall by our entertainments center. Picked up another one recently, but haven't done anything with it yet. I love how you filled yours! Your hutch turned out beautiful and what a wonderful collection and reminder of your dear mom and mother in law. Also love the scale on top! I have a bit of a scale fetish. :)
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann. I am enjoying my hutch and that little cheap drawer. LOL!

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  22. I love your drawer makeover, Cyndi! Looks so cute sitting on the chair! Oh the fun you will have changing things out!
    Jenna

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  23. Andrea Shay CrawfordJune 15, 2018 at 7:32 AM

    Hey sweet friend I think I've finally figured out how to comment n here lol! I love all your wonderful pics!. And seeing all of your creativity. The sign you posted at the end was the song Shawn and I danced to Saturday night by Tim McGraw! And we should stay humble and kind as that's how Jesus would have us to be. Love You bunches!

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  24. Awe, glad you figured it out . That’s probably my most favorite song by Tim McGraw . I have several ladies that doesn’t want a blogger account ask me about creating a private group for blog on Facebook . Been thinking about it . Glad you figured it out though . ❤️

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  25. Everything looks so good in your makeover Are you changing your whole house to a more farmhouse style? I think it's so clean and fresh! Your sweet girl is a little doll baby. Tell Mr. Marty Happy Father's Day.

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    1. Thanks Deb. Just working on kitchen for now . Mercy , i can’t even find the time to finish it 😂 I’m so dang slow .

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  26. Love what you did with that drawer, Cindy!! What a great idea!!! And I also adore your corner hutch!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs.
    Debbie

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy