Sunday, April 14, 2013

Love Junk?

About ten years ago I bought an antique dry sink at a yard sale and passed it along to a friend of mine.  She loved it until last summer when it finally gave up after the bottom dropped out and one side split in half after so many repairs.  It was destined for the curb until I volunteered to bring it back home again to see what parts could be salvaged. 


I love junk!!

The before shot.

Three new treasures made from one piece of junk.  Harvest Gold isn't exactly a color that appeals to everyone, so I painted each piece with CeCe Caldwell chalk paint.

How about some chalkboard love from one of the doors.  The knob on bottom is the original and I added a couple of rusty pulls on the sides.

The backsplash became a nifty rack for hanging clothes, accessories, jewelry, etc.  I left the original paint on all the wooden knobs, just gave them a little cleaning and some wax.  

Who doesn't need another junk drawer?  This one holds some junky junk I picked up last weekend.

I lined the inside with a piece of sheet metal, stenciled JUNK on the front, and kept the original handles.  

 I still have the other door, two side pieces from the backsplash, and one board from the back that didn't split when I was taking it apart.
Not too junky now.

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32 comments:

  1. So cute what you did with this treasure. I love the drawer....what did you put in the bottom? It looks shiny. Love your block and all your projects. Nothing is ever too far gone in my book to be salvaged for something....and I love the process of transformation. Blessings, Linda

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  2. I pronounce you... Saint Betsy, The Patron Saint of Divine Salvage!

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  3. Betsy,
    You always have so many neat ideas and these are a few that you can add to the list.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. Great how you salvaged a piece destined for the trash into so many cute pieces. Great job!

    Judy

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  5. LOVE the junk drawer!!!!!!!!!

    Love your vision Betsy!

    Xo

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  6. Absolutely LOVE IT!

    Junk drawer for JUNQUE!

    :)

    xoRebecca

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  7. Ahahaha Kathy! I have to agree... all hail The Queen of Junk!

    Nothing goes to waste around you and your talented hands.

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  8. You are getting a lot of mileage out of that old dry sink! Really like what you are doing with all the salvaged pieces!
    Have a great week.

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  9. Every home needs a junk drawer and I love yours!!!! Great idea to put the sheet metal inside.

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  10. Love what you did with all the parts from the dry sink! And adding "Junk" to the drawer front....just perfect!!! I always love seeing what you're creating.
    Jane

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  11. LOVE that Junk drawer! We really all could use one of those, and yours is so pretty! And the color choice is exquisite:) Love the old hardware, too. Can't wait to see what you do with the rest of it!

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  12. Of course you salvaged it, you're..... Salvaged treasures!! I love them all, people love drawers, so many uses. I have wanted to use sheet metal, but I am afraid of it and don't know how to cut it, without taking my arm off! the next time you use it, could you do a little tutorial? Your the best!

    Carol

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  13. So clever of you! I think I have a pretty good "eye" for possibilities, but you are a wizard.

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  14. So cute! Love what you did with the treasures! Happy Monday! xx Holly

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  15. fabulous!! I would have done the same thing but would have had a hard time throwing the rest of the dry sink away:):)

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  16. What a pretty idea to line the inside of the drawer with sheet metal--you are so clever when it comes to repurposing/rethinking a project, Betsy!

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  17. I think you are the ultimate recycler! Your creative ways never cease to amaze me. I love every thing you made from this dry sink!
    hugs, Linda

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  18. lots of great wood in that piece.l love what you repurposed some of it into. and LOVE your junky junk. Right up my alley, which you know too well. =)

    blessings and have a super week.

    barb

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  19. Betsy, they look great! Have a great day.

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  20. So cool Betsy!You truly amaze me! You have such a great eye and always make the coolest creations!
    xx
    Anne

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  21. So fun!! Can't wait to see what else you come up with :)

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  22. You have used that piece of "junk" in so many creative ways. LOVE each creation of yours!
    Mary Alice

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  23. Sometimes the parts are worth more than the whole. I love what you did with these parts. Great save.

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  24. You AMAZE me!
    I love everything you created and I am so excited because you just gave me an idea. I found 2 more wooden boxes to paint - I'm on a roll. One had a lid that I removed and set aside. I can paint it and add knobs like you did. Oh, I love that I am thinking like you. Or do I delude myself, am I just copying you?

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  25. You truly have a gift for seeing things in a whole new way. I love all three pieces, so cool!

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  26. Wow! Though I have to disagree of calling it as a "junk" haha It's a priceless piece of beauty to receive a "junk" adjective LOL

    Hope you are having a great day Betsy!

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  27. What a great post!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  28. I love what you do with junk! Amazing tear down and rebuild, Betsy! Everyone needs a junk drawer.
    Liz

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  29. You do such an amazing job! So fun!

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  30. Love Junk... and your junk drawer...
    so clever...popped over from Knick of Time's hop today... Would love for you to join my Farmgirl Friday Blog hop every Friday...I know my readers will love your junk too! I'm your newest follower...I'll be back...
    Deb

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  31. Great Idea ... very nice. Gives me an idea for when I have my garage sale this summer. I have lots of junk ... just need some drawers.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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