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Friday, May 3, 2013

Junk Drawers and Silhouette Cameo

As some of you know; we added a storage room to our workshop and for the past month, I have been going through a lot of JUNK, sorting, cleaning, purging and moving stuff from the garage to the workshop storage room. (will blog on that later) ...   

Junk Drawers FEATURED....

Garage Sale coming soon ... 
do you think people coming to our garage sale will pay me to haul off our junk if it is in pretty drawers ?

Found three boxes at the Wednesday 25¢ Sale at Finds Thrift ... not really a drawer, but they will work. Saved me making them! After I painted my mirror ... had paint left, so painted the drawers.

  (oops, forgot to add the knob) ... oh well.

(Just had to add a knob ... funky and off to the side ... but cute !)
I bought a Silhouette Cameo stencil cutter with some of my Christmas money and today, I set my mind to try to learn how to use it. I had tried to cut stencils before ... did research, but I was not getting it ! Finally called Support and was able to cut a stencil. I wanted something simple ... so chose JUNK drawer.

I wanted to do a sign like Angie at Knick of Time does, but that is a little bit complicated. Check out her signs ... love them and she sells some of them. I will learn how to do that too.

I had some just regular household clear contact paper, so that is what I used. It worked ...

 I used both the positive and the negative parts of the stencil
Using just the individual letters; I dry-brushed white over them, letting the green show. The white letters were done with the stencil. Was able to use them a couple of times.  The paper was pretty thin and flimsy, but the more paint I got on it the better it was.  I was pretty happy with the results.

I think it made pretty cute Junk drawers. I was not too careful with the paint or the lettering, because ... they are what they are ... junk drawers. 

? Would you buy one of my 'junk drawers'   full of goodies ?

Thanks for your visit.
Hope you enjoyed my JUNK story.


Linking to Knick of Time
Homemaker on a Dime
Funky Junk InteriorsFunky_Junk's_Party_Junk_link_party_150
The Shabby Nest Frugal Friday

The Shabby Nest

Finding Fabulous for less


  1. I think that's a really great idea and I probably would buy them full of junk. Pretty colours! I keep wondering if I would really use one of those cutters. Mostly I wonder if I'd ever figure out how to use it. LOL

  2. Hope you write a bit more about the cutter. Using, figuring out, making ...?

    Very nice junk drawers. Just right.


  3. Clever idea those junk drawers are! I would buy them full of your junk.

  4. Audrey!! LOVE these sweet drawers!! So pretty!!


  5. Adorable! SO copying this!!!

  6. I love your idea with the drawers! Such a creative way to decorate. I am a new follower from southern charm! I would love for you to stop by my blog and hopefully you will want to follow me back! Nicole

  7. Such a darling idea about the junk drawers! I might buy one just to get the drawer!! Hope you do well at your garage sale. Nancy

  8. Absolutely love this, Audrey! I am definitely going to have to do something like this in my home :) You are so creative - thanks for sharing!

    Hugs to you!

  9. I would buy one, love this idea! How cute and creative!

  10. Audrey the drawers are very cute. I like them stacked too.

  11. I would definitely buy one of your junk drawers ... with or without the junk! They're so cute. Love the color, too.

  12. Great colors Audrey and the lettering is so cute. Thanks so much for stopping by my kitchen, you are always welcome :))) Love the drawers. I keep promising I'm going to letter something up one day. I sure like yours!!

  13. Audrey, they turned out so adorable!! I knew you would make something wonderful when you got a Silhouette! I'm looking forward to seeing many more cool projects that you'll create. I'll be featuring you next week at Knick of Time!

  14. I would buy one of your junk drawers full of junk. I would have to hide it though because I am trying to clear out my own and DH would never understand me hauling some in the back door as I am hauling mine out the front :0
    Good thing we aren't neighbors.

  15. I wish I could be first in line for your sale. Great job on the stencils - I love the font you chose. This is a genius idea to corral a bunch of smalls and sell as one item. I am afraid I might just borrow that idea for my booth!

  16. Audrey - I would buy them with or without junk in them. Those are so cute! You did an awesome job.


  17. Cute, cute drawers. How did the garage sale go?

  18. I would snap them up! Bravo Audrey!! They are just the off-centred knob!:)


  19. That's a great idea! Who doesn't love a junk drawer! You'll have to let us know how they sell. Congrats on successfully tackling the Silhouette Cameo. I'd love to have one of those. Looks like it's worth the learning curve.

  20. Are you kidding me..?..why, I would buy every drawer you had at your sale WITHOUT other treasures in them. They are adorable...

  21. I so wish I lived close enough to come to your sale! I love your drawers, what a great idea!

  22. These are awesome Audrey! You know I love stenciling.

  23. I just got my silhouette and love it! Great idea to use the negative and positive parts of the stencil (and my junk drawer is overflowing)!


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