Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Good Idea

I have lots of ideas.  Oh yeah, I'm FULL of ideas.  Many around me have learned to run when they hear me say, "I've been thinking...". 

All that being said, sometimes I actually take those ideas and try to implement them.  On even rarer occasions, they actually turn out to be a good idea.  Today, I'm going to share with you one of those ideas that I had, tried out and it actually worked as planned.  For the ones that don't, well, I've become a master with spackle!

You know a while back that I got some new furniture.  Well this dresser wasn't new, but was new to me...

It had recently been painted, but the inside of the drawers were ugly.  I wanted to line the drawers with paper, but couldn't find any contact paper that was pretty.  I contemplated wallpaper, but pretty wallpaper can be expensive.  I decided to go to Hobby Lobby and buy some cute scrapbooking paper.  It is cheap and comes in tons of cute prints.  Here are the results...

The drawers on the outside of the dresser are done with butterfly paper.

For the inside drawers, I used a pretty pattern that is in the same color scheme, but different pattern.
The other idea I had related to drawers relates to my bedside table.  Whenever I cleaned out my old drawer before the buyer came to pick it up, I was shocked at how much crap was in there (it really was so bad the drawer would barely open).  I decided to use some baskets to help keep my lotions, lip balms, feet sanders, etc. all organized and neat.  So far, it has worked and I haven't managed to trash it.

That's it folks!  Probably the two good ideas I'll have in a 6 month period of time!


Traci said...

Thanks for that advice. Our new bedroom furniture will be here in 2 weeks and I have already started trying to find some drawer paper. Great idea.


GypsyNurse said...

job well done!!!
Looks fantastic!

Scrappy Girl said...

That scrap paper turned out very nice.

Spotted-Bird said...

My bedside table needs to be done. Come over whenever is good for you.


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