Friday, August 26, 2011

Shadow Box Revamp

I recently went to a garage sale and came upon a couple of these wonderful print tray drawers. I’ve seen these all over but most of the time they were just a little too pricey for me. This time the person running the garage sale was a friend of mine and when I asked how much she wanted for them she said…oh, how about $3.00 each. SOLD!


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So, on Pinterest recently I saw a couple of these in use and I loved the outcome, so I decided to take on the project and put one of these to use. I wanted to replace an old replicate of one of these drawers that I had in my kitchen.


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My first step was to add scrapbook paper to the back of each section. I picked some paper in yellows, blues, with some red too. That is the color scheme that I want to go for when we get around to redoing the kitchen.


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The process for doing this was totally random. I didn’t try to follow any set pattern or repetition of papers. I liked how it turned out…very much actually!


Then I just hung it back up in the kitchen. The old hangers even fit the hangers on this one so I didn’t have to even take a nail out of the wall. Now there were some of the objects in the old one that just wouldn’t fit in this one. It is not nearly as deep as the old one. But, instead of lamenting about it I used it as an opportunity to clear out some of the clutter, get rid of some of the stuff that had been put in there but really had no special meaning or significance to me. I have lots of room still open too, but I’m going to be kinda picky about what I put in here so I’m in no rush to get it all filled up.


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I put my miniature “Rainbow Row” houses back on the top after I took this picture, it fit so much better on the new one.


So, what do you think? Improvement or not? Would you have bought the drawer for $3.00? I’m linking up to Junker Newby's Would you buy it Wednesday.

1 comment:

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

I love it! I bought one for $12 and I thought I got a deal, $3 is a steal!