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:

Anne said...

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

Debra @ Common Ground said...

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

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

All of these pieces are beautiful!!

poppilinnstudios said...

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

It's All Connected said...

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

Olive said...

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

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

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

Divine Theatre said...

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

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Rest is good. Your ideas are wonderful!

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Rest is good. Your ideas are wonderful!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

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!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

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

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

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 :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

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!

Petticoat Junktion said...

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

Cottage and Broome said...

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

Anne said...

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

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love these projects, especially the horseshoe handles.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Too cute, you amaze me!
Get you some rest Sweetie!!!

Debbiedoo's said...

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

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

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.

Kelly_Deal said...

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

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

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

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

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

Jagoda said...

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

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

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

Anne Boykin said...

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

linda-neff.com said...

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

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

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

Donna said...

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!

Sharon said...

I love your creations Rosemary !

Kelly said...

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

Holly said...

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.

Barbara Jean said...

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

Burlap Luxe said...

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

Beth said...

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! ;)

Deanne Langford said...

i love the vintage ledger papers what a cool idea!

Little Miss Maggie said...

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

Ann said...

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.

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

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!

Verbena nested treasures said...

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

Donna OShaughnessy said...

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.

Walter Silva said...

very cool!