Sunday, January 15, 2012

- From Drawers to Shelves

I've been seeing all the rustic wood look over blogland and I've been drooling.From reclaimed wood to old doors to all those palettes as coffee tables all of these are my favorites .I want that look, I really want that look but of course I don't know how to use a jigsaw :(
Finally I got an idea ...I have a small wooden cabinet sitting in  my garage for about 7 months now. It was collecting dust. I love its rustic feel but I didn't have any use of it in my home. I pulled its drawers and hung them as shelves. I needed an extra storage in my kitchen and it was the best solution to cover that empty wall of my kitchen.

This is the before picture of the cabinet


One picture of my kitchen table/office :)




And here is how it looks now:

I mentioned before in later posts that I wanted to have 4 different chairs, paint them one color and use the same fabric to upholster them but after I stained and upholstered this bench ( you can check it out here)  I fell in love with it and just used 2 different chairs instead. You can see these chairs here and here .






A picture without my gold and yellow mug


A picture with my gold and yellow mug

Yellow and gold it matches my decor

The table cloth is actually a shower curtain but I loved its pattern and I didn't care cause no one will notice






I just love these knobs


It was the easiest project, just glued some picture hangers at the back of the drawer and hung them and in case I changed my mind I can still use them as drawers


So what about you? do you love the rustic look? did I achieve the rustic feel in my kitchen?

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95 comments:

  1. I think this is a great idea..I love the old wood look. Could you use the tall wooden drawer stand as a shelf if you turned it the other way and hung it up? I have that same bird cage...never thought to paint it..I might just give it a fresh coat of paint now lol.

    All the best,
    Rachel

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  2. You did a great job--love the colors and the rustic look. Also, wanted to mention your photography is very well done too.

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  3. In LOVE it!! It looks fabulous!! Great idea!

    Leanne @ Because (I Think) I Can

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  4. That is so cool! I love this idea! The drawers have such a great shape, they make a perfect display case! Great idea.

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  5. looks great! the drawers are perfect for displaying and I love the colours you have used! (great pics too!) New follower!

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  6. Oh my gosh, I couldn't even finish linking up at Mandy's party because I saw this and HAD to come SEE! I Love it, Love it, LOVE it!!! Pinning! <3

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  7. What a great idea! I love the look and the size of the shelves.

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  8. Great idea. Love those shelves. The bench looks great too.

    Holly

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  9. This is a fabulous idea!!! Love how it turned out.

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  10. What a creative idea! I thought that the next time I saw an abandoned dresser on the side of the road, that I could turn the drawers into pull-outs underneath our cribs/beds (with castors attached underneath). I hadn't thought to turn drawers into shelves. So great!
    (I'm also totally in love with your chairs. I have dreams of teal furniture in our kitchen....one day. There are too many other projects on the go right now!
    What paint colour did you use on your chairs?

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  11. Very creative idea - looks fabulous!

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  12. SO pretty! I love the new shelves!! How creative! And I LOVE all of the beautiful fabric!

    Kelli
    www.theinspiredcollection.blogspot.com

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  13. Stopping by from "just a housewife." I love your drawer shelves (my favorite is the yellow fish)! Absolutely brilliant!

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  14. Very creative, way to see something in a new way, thanks for sharing!

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  15. Unbelievably cute! And so clever! I love your new office :)

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  16. How darn cute is that!!!! Those cups add just the right pop of color to give the wall the rustic modern look. I love it.

    ~Bliss~

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  17. Oh my gosh I LOVE it!! Super clever!!! Stopping by from It's Overflowing and following you now!

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  18. You've got yourself a new follower by the way :)

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  19. I love reusing old drawers too - yours look absolutely wonderful!

    I hope you'll drop by and share this at Knick of Time Tuesday!

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time

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  20. Your newest follower! Love your style! Not just the drawers, but the choice of chairs, fabrics, colors! Love it.

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  21. Wow, that doesn't even look like the same table area. It looks fantastic. Love the drawer/shelves, and all the furniture you brought up to the table. Really love it! Paula

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  22. Cute cute cute! The whole makeover is lovely, but my favorite part is your new "shelves."

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  23. I love it! I've been trying to think of an idea to display my grandmother's tea cup collection in a more modern way............. I think this will be perfect. Thanks for the great post.

    Becoming a follower to keep up with your other great ideas! You'll have to stop by my blog sometime if you get a chance.


    Melissa

    redflycreations.blogspot.com

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  24. Beautiful but I love the cabinet you took the drawers from, too!

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  25. Well, that is the cutest idea ever!
    Holly @ Down to Earth Style

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  26. Wow, I am completely in love with this adorable idea. It looks amazing! I'm betting this one will be all over pinterest :)

    So inspiring!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  27. Cute, cute! I've hung big drawers on the wall for shelves...but I really LOVE the little drawers!!! Very cute and clever :) Laurel

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  28. Very adorable! I like the drawers hanging on the wall... going to keep my eye out for some cool looking drawers!
    Susan

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  29. Love it to pieces!! Thanks so much for linking up to Overflowing with Creativity!! Have you entered my giveaway yet?

    XO, Aimee

    Customizable Frames, Signs, Wall Decor

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  30. Wow, what a change! Awesome!

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  31. This is SO lovely! The whole room is fantastic, but these little cubby shelves are such a unique addition. I added this to my Home Inspirations pinterest board : )
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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  32. Rasha,
    thanks so much for linking up to my 'wait a wee Meenit Wednesdays' link party!
    Unfortionatly I chose the wrong version of this Linky party, this being my first one :{. So I have changed it to show thumbnails and now your photo will appear, but you have to link up again, I am not able to save anything, I had to so a whole new Linky!!
    sorry!!

    http://aweemeenit.blogspot.com/2012/01/wait-wee-meenit-wednesdays-link-party-1.html

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  33. what a unique idea - love it and your kitchen is darling, especially your chairs! Please stop over to enter my giveaway for digital scrapbook software!

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  34. Unique and adorable! Thank you for sharing this fabulous post to Potpourri Friday!

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  35. Oh my goodness, you're brilliant!!! I absolutely am flipping out over how genius you are right now! Love it! I'd be so pumped if you'd come and link this (and any other projects you'd like to show off) to the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com ~Jen

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  36. So cute! They look perfect in your kitchen and the yellow and gold mug tie everything together!

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  37. That was a great use for the cabinet! I absolutely love the drawers on the wall!! I would love to have you share this at my link party over at Rustic Crafts - http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=4689

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  38. What a great idea with the drawers! This turned out so cute. I love the birdcage as well.

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  39. So pretty! Love the mugs. They look perfect.

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  40. This looks great! I love the lines and shape of the drawers. What a creative idea! Great job!

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  41. WOW!!! This is so creative and fun! I love things lined up and the colors you chose are fab!!! Great photography too!!!

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  42. Love this idea- and it looks super chic! Thanks for sharing this on 2805! Canot wait to check out all your posts!
    ~Jen @ hutchinsonherd.blogspot.com

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  43. oh my word, I'm so in love!!! With the drawers and EVERYTHING ELSE I see in this post!!! You're awesome! Would love for you to share this over on Kammy's Korner!! http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2012/01/trash-2-treasure-tuesday-party-16.html

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  44. Cute & clever. I'm really liking the look of this! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  45. Great idea. It looks so effective too. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. What a great idea!!!! I love using drawers as shelves, but this is the best idea I have ever seen, so totally cute! And way to think out of the box using a shower curtain as a tablecloth. I would love to share your "smartness" on my blog if that is ok with you? My blog name is Ms Smartie Pants and when I see someone do something really smart I like to show them off. Would that be ok with you?

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  47. Darling idea~Thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  48. oh goodness. i am in LOVE... i'm pinning this. it's beautiful.
    thanks so much for sharing!
    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com
    stop by if you are interested!

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  49. Oh, I'm SO glad you came and shared this one at the Kiss & Tell party over at I Gotta Create!
    It's my FAVorite!!

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  50. LOVE these drawers as shelves! What an adorable vignette! Also, the colors you chose are great and the overall "after" looks awesome!

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  51. Those drawers looks so amazing! Love your colors, too - thanks for sharing!

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  52. Amazing... so so amazing! I love this idea! Featuring mugs just celebrates my beloved coffee and you've achieved that! :)

    Shared on FJi Facebook and pinned for SNS 118. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150602571156141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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  53. That is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing.

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  54. I'm still head over heals for these drawers-to-shelves, which I had previously pinned, my dear Rasha! I'm featuring them on my Facebook page tonight! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Igottacreate/100573240032625?sk=wall
    Thanks SO much for sharing them at the Kiss & Tell party over at I Gotta Create! <3

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  55. This is so cute!! I must try doing this to our dining room (when we get around to doing something with it...right now its empty)...we are going for a rustic old world chic and this will be perfect! We also have lots of neat mugs from our travels and I have been wanting to find a way to store them and this would show them off as well! Thanks so much!

    I am your newest follower and i LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!!

    <3 Michelle
    nestlovedesigns.blogspot.com

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  56. Super cute - it helps having adorable mugs to put in them!

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  57. So Very unique. I love them.
    Rhonda

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  58. How smart is that!?!? LOVE your color scheme btw!! I would love for you to visit and Link Up at http://www.twindragonflydesigns.com/2012/01/inspiring-creativity_31.html
    xo
    Heather
    www.twindragonflydesigns.com

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  59. I love these! Sharing on FB and Twitter.

    www.facebook.com/theoldblockhouse

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  60. Looks fantastic! You could hang some funky beads from the pulls. Hey, did you think of putting the bench against the wall?

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  61. I absolutely LOVE this!!!

    In fact, I love the whole room...the patterns, the colors...EVERYTHING, and I'm featuring it all tomorrow at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!

    ~Abbie

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  62. you rocked this!! Looks great. And the bench...keeps that table set from looking match matchy. It's lovely!

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  63. You knocked this out of the park! Love this idea and the colors! Thanks so much for sharing, and providing some inspiration! I'm a new Linky follower ... would love for you to visit my new blog as well!

    http://sixthstreetsunshine.blogspot.com

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  64. Super cute! I featured this today on Mod Mix Monday!

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  65. Everything about this is perfect! So creative!!
    I love your yellow and gold mug too :)
    I'm a new follower! (I love your blog name too. I have a beer budget as well)

    Becca
    www.thesassypenguin.blogspot.com

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  66. So cute!!! Great idea! (Over from House of Grace)

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  67. So fresh, and cool use of the drawers...makes me go hmmm...exactly why I love blogs. You could even hang an old key or Christmas ornament from the little handle. I love your colors and the Bohemian flair the yellow bird cage gives it.
    Lezlee

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  68. that is such a cute idea! i love the whole set up!

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  69. I love, love, love this idea. I am your newest follower. I hope you will follow me back. http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

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  70. This is the most fabulous idea EVER!!!!

    I HOPE you'll share this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!! PLEASE!
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/04/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-10.html

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  71. Wow That is the coolest idea ever. It looks so good! I just love your blog, I'm a new follower on GFC and Linky. I would love it if you had the time to come visit me and share this at my party @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/2012/03/welcome-to-our-3rd-link-party-we-are-so.html
    Hope to see there
    Rose

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  72. Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  73. That was Such a cute idea!! Will definitely be another new follower :) -Jessica @ Green PB&Js

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  74. What a cool idea!! Thanks for sharing!

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  75. Genius idea! I love everything about this room, so cute.

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  76. love this idea! your kitchen is so bright and cheery, fabulous! t.xoxo

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  77. I love your drawers turned shelves. Seems we have similar taste. Soooo, I've just become your newest follower. Come check out my drawers turned shelves and maybe you'll decide to follow me back. THANKS. 8-) http://pickinandpaintin.blogspot.com/2012/03/extra-drawers.html

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  78. This is the coolest idea. I want to let know I'm featuring you today. @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/2012/04/sunday-round-up-4.html
    Thanks
    Rose

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  79. That is such a clever idea! And it makes it look so cute! Great idea!
    I also noticed your bench - would you believe I have the exact same one which I am redoing now! Great table and chairs as well - so pretty and colorful!
    I am so glad you came by to link up to the party at Embracing Change!
    Please come back this week again! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  80. What a nifty little idea. I might have to put this in a post....

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  81. I love the color palette you used. Everything looks so fresh and pretty==especially the gorgeous chairs! Great idea with the little drawers. The wood finish is perfect and they look wonderful with the rest of your decor.

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  82. 92 comments! Well done...your little nook is wonderful. I adore all the colors and the bird house is to die for. I'm visiting from Funky Junk. Followed you on Linky, GFC and liked your FB page. I love your blog title. When I was growing up that was my mother's mantra. :o)

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  83. WOW - love your nook! Job well done! I am your newest follower - please visit my blog and say hello! I love to make new bloggy friends and follow me back if you would like to keep in touch :) Heather

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  84. Hi, I hopped over from Funky Junk Interiors blog party. I love this little corner of your kitchen. the colors are so vibrant and cheery. I love the use of the old drawers. What a fun idea!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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