Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Chest, A Break, and Unique Hardware

It's only been four days, but I feel like I've had a nice little vacation from blogging.  I actually listened to some of you who told me to get some rest.  I've been in serious overdrive lately, and needed to take a quick break.  Tons of tag orders, my show, having to fill orders that backed up on me during my show.  I hit a wall Monday, and literally felt like I couldn't move.  Amazing what a little sleep and focus will do.  Better now.



I promised some of you I would explain what I did to the little chest I showed you in my last post.  Not that complicated really.




I removed the little diamond shaped pieces, and decoupaged vintage ledger paper to the drawers.  I have lots of vintage ledger paper.




It seemed a little naked,



So, I added a vintage wooden drawer pull to the top.  Just nailed it in.



I only had one of the cute metal knobs, so I used rusted vintage eyelet screws for the rest of the drawers.  I finished it with brown wax.



I like thinking outside the box when it comes to hardware.  Remember the frenchy jewelry box I used numbered tacks on?  You can see that post HERE.







Using horseshoes for handles?  Something that got a big response last year.  Come to think of it, I used numbered tacks on this piece too.  You can review that post HERE.









I did it more than once.  Check out this one HERE.



Be unique.

Kicking back a bit more, and working on my horribly neglected decor.  See ya soon.

Sharing With:
Funky Junk Interiors: Saturday Nite Special
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
My Repurposed Life: Catch as Catch Can
Common Ground: Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stone Gable: Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits
No Minimalist Here: Open House Party







43 comments:

  1. Rosemary good to take a break! Great pieces love those horse shoes as handles! Thank you for sharing your drawer project!
    xx
    Anne

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  2. glad you were able to get a breather! love love love your little chest of drawers!

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  3. Beautiful pieces! Love the use of horse shoes as handles.

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  4. Love the horseshoe handles and mismatched hardware! Glad you caught up on a little sleep. ~ Maureen

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  5. So glad you rested. The ledger papers make this so pretty. The hardware you put on it also give it that special Villabarnes touch. xo, olive

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  6. Oh Rosemary I love that little chest!! So glad you took a rest!

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  7. I really enjoyed this, Rosemary! I'm glad you got the rest you needed!
    I have lots of ormolu and found pieces but I have to stop myself from adding too much! I think Liberace lives on through me! LOL!

    xo

    Andie

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  8. Rest is good. Your ideas are wonderful!

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  9. Rest is good. Your ideas are wonderful!

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  10. Yes--I do remember that frenchy jewerly box--especially since I look at it daily :) Thanks for that. Love all your projects. The horseshoes look great as handles==love it!

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  11. You do think outside the box for sure.
    Love the little drawers and the box... I remember the little green set too.

    ...nice work. ~Pat

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  12. Your projects are always so pretty, Rosemary. I love that door handle that you hammered into the top of your first drawer creation--it's lovely. I used to ride, and was good friends with a horseshoer--I wish I had her number now to see if she has anymore horseshoes after seeing your post today :)

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  13. I'm so glad you are a little better rested! You are one very creative girl!!! I love how you think outside of the box! Your little chest and everything else is fabulous! I am always inspired when I stop by!

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  14. love the little chest, where do you get your ledger paper?

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  15. Good that you had a few days of rest. Love all the chests, beautiful transformations. Thanks for sharing, Laura

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  16. Wow, so cute and I remember all those projects, too. Glad you're taking a break. I am too and it is helping so much!

    Take care of yourself, we'll all be here when you get back xox

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  17. Love these projects, especially the horseshoe handles.

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  18. Good for you listening to your body and taking that break. So happy you did.

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  19. Both those little chests are great, Rosemary! I forgot about the one with the numbered tacks. I'm pinning them now, so I don't forget again! : )

    Glad you got some rest. I am starting to get to the freak out stage for my market in 10 days. 10 days!! I still have lots to do, but I'm hoping to take a day just to finish pricing and make sure everything is in order.

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  20. Take a break, you deserve it! Your pieces are gorgeous!

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  21. Very creative - so glad you've taken a break - I took an unexpected break when I got sick and the rest did me good too - love that chest! I hope you have a blessed day,
    Kathy

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  22. Hi Rosemary, The little chest is adorable! Of course, I love everything you do. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.

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  23. Dear Rosemary, you are always such an inspiration, beautiful work and ideas!
    Glad you are feeling better:)

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  24. You continue to be amazing. I just love that little chest.

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  25. Hi Rosemary, Glad you got some rest! Your projects are lovely.

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  26. Rosemary,
    Just found your blog through 'from my front porch.' I'm so glad! Love your stuff!

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  27. You always think outside the box and I love seeing your work. Love the ledger front drawers.

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  28. What an adorable little chest! I love it! I'm glad you got some well deserved rest, sometimes that's all it takes to feel rejuvenated!

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  29. I love your creations Rosemary !

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  30. I love how that little chest turned out using ledger paper. You added just the right amount of extra's to make it charming.

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  31. Rosemary...i am so glad you took some time to rest. i have to admit that I have thought before - "how does Rosemary get so many projects done so fast?" You do such beautiful work and so much of it...it is tiring and I am glad you took a little time away - even though we miss you.

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  32. Love it all!
    You always have such great ideas, and so great about sharing!
    thank you

    Glad you are getting a little rest.... =)

    blessings
    barb

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  33. Hi Rosemary for your beautiful visit and comment to my cage, and yes some sort of bird would be cute in the cage, and if I was a sea cottage I would fill it with shells, starfish, and sand dollars giving it that crab gage look.

    Love your art with paper ephemera, I forgot how much I loved doing this, I would cover everything, if you go back far enough in my postings you will see all kinds of paperwork in covering just about anything and everything :)

    You inspire me girl, and I just might get back to a bit of papering.

    Xox
    Dore

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  34. I don't put as much effort into my own blog the way you do and yet I needed to take a little break while trying to prepare for my first show, so I KNOW you definitely needed one! I do love your small drawer pieces and I keep wanting to do some myself, just don't seem to find them at reasonable prices. Not giving up on them tho! ;)

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  35. i love the vintage ledger papers what a cool idea!

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  36. This is fabulous. You are too clever. Love all your projects.

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  37. Glad you're getting a bit of a break. All of your projects are wonderful. The newest little chest is very sweet. The eyelet knobs make it, in my opinion.

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  38. Welcome back to the party Rosemary!
    I love your transformation of that first chest! amazing! and...the box with the horseshoes, is so cute!

    gail
    ps catching you!

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  39. love your sweet cabinet..I just googled ledger paper & came here glad I did.

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  40. Just found your blog! Yeah, such cool stuff you make. I live on an organic farm and have tons of material to make items like this and now that you have inspired me, I just might do it.

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