Thursday, April 17, 2014

Little Storage Drawers

I might have mentioned once or twice a few dozen times that I have a weakness for little storage drawers and boxes.  In fact, I have more little storage containers than I have trinkets to store, but I still have a hard time passing them up.

 Aren't these the cutest little compartments?  Each one is only 2 5/8" x 1 1/2".

 Even though they needed some TLC, how could I walk away from them?  The entire box isn't much larger than a shoe box.

Unfortunately the missing pulls left holes in most of the drawers.

The solution was to turn the drawers around and start with a fresh slate.  Two of the drawers with their original rusty pulls were in decent shape and just needed the ugly crayon marks removed.  What was someone thinking?  Remnants of the old label on top rubbed right off after I moistened it.

 The tiny new handles were made with twisted wire left over from another project.  I punched two holes in each drawer, then shaped and bent the wire using jewelry pliers.

I sure hope they hold up to all the use they're going to get.

 This makes me think these drawers were originally used to store pharmaceutical labels.  

 Now they're perfect for holding some of my jewelry making supplies.

 A place for everything and everything in its place.

 8 compartments per drawer X 10 drawers = 80 compartments waiting to be filled with
 tiny treasures.  
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34 comments:

  1. I definitely share your weakness for little storage drawers and boxes! I´d love to have such a gorgeous piece, too! 80 compartments in such a small box - unbelievable!
    Thanks for sharing :-)
    Have a nice day!
    Ulina (from the middle of Europe)

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  2. I love boxes-all sizes-and use them for everything thing. I have been hunting an old card catalog file. This is perfect for your treasures.

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  3. That's so perfect!! I love drawers and little compartments too!! :) SO cute! Your little handles you put on look like they work out great too!! Happy Easter! Easter hugs, Holly

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  4. Hi Betsy, I have no doubts that each compartment will be filled soon ;). Great find and you did a wonderful job!
    Have a lovely day!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  5. You had me at storage......

    I have had an affinity for boxes, compartments/cubbies, and interesting vessels since.....I can't remember. Your find is wonderful and is gonna be fun filling up!

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  6. Brilliant idea to turn the drawers around! I would love to spend some time pawing through the drawers to check out all of your tiny treasures. It's like a candy store filled with vintage trinkets!

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  7. Genius of you to turn the drawers around. You always think outside of the box!!! :)

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  8. I love that your brain thinks to turn the damaged drawers around.

    How great to see all your small pieces together and to know what you have.

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  9. I love that your brain thinks to turn the damaged drawers around.

    How great to see all your small pieces together and to know what you have.

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  10. Good idea turning the drawers around - don't know that I would have thought to do that. I am another one that has a weakness for boxes/containers like that.

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  11. That little storage box is so cool! I would have had to take it home too. Love the new handles you made.

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  12. Perfection! Is this the box you were talking about that would have been perfect for my new-found stickers? I did find a mother lode but not 80 little drawers worth! You are going to have so much fun filling that up and looks like you have a good start already. Enjoy!

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  13. It's just so charming! I love it filled with all those little bits and pieces! :)

    Linda

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  14. Oh my! I am so in love with this, too! I love tucking away little treasures in a box and this one will keep them all organized. Enjoy your evening my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  15. I'm the same way. I scored some individual vintage black boxes with brass label plates/pulls on the front from Goodwill a while back. Very similar to yours, with about 8 compartments per box. I only bought 4 of them and now I wished I had bought more (yes, there were more!) Looking into yours is like looking into a reflection of my own -- lots of the same jewelry supplies (except for those watch faces, wish I had me some of those!) Happy Easter, friend! xoKathleen

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  16. Now that's thinking outside the box--ha, ha, pun intended! Nice find and nicely filled--love all the wonderful jewelry bits so wonderfully organized no in their little compartments. Hope you have a great week-end :)

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  17. Great idea to turn the drawers around!! All your jewelry supplies are looking good in those drawers.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  18. This is a treasure for sure. I love the little handles that you made and your trinkets are a great collection. I love finding that I am not alone in my love of little drawers.

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  19. Love it! I'm a sucker for those too! Have a wonderful weekend Betsy! Happy Easter! Oh, mes Amis is the same weekend as my flea so if you're in town on
    Sunday stop by!

    Xo

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  20. Betsy,
    What a wonderful piece to have...now I'm thinking that I need one too. Since I am now making jewelry, a piece like this would really come in handy. HAPPY EASTER!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  21. Oh, Betsy, what a marvelous find. And, the idea for the new pulls is brilliant. I'll remember it.

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  22. I love tiny little drawers, so handy for small crafty things. Very cute handles you added too!

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  23. Hi Betsy! Been a while since I last visited again ;) More compartments mean more space for new things and that means... more crafts to love!

    Happy Easter!

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  24. Hi Betsy! Been a while since I last visited again ;) More compartments mean more space for new things and that means... more crafts to love!

    Happy Easter!

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  25. Brilliant! When I first saw the box, I tried to think how you would fix it. Your solution is most clever! BTW, I got my metal stamp kit. :) Now I have to see what I can accomplish. Wish me luck.

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  26. I love drawers toooo! I would have never thought to turn the drawers around...Your so smart! Love looking at all of your watch parts!

    Carol

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  27. This is the perfect little storage unit for all your pretties, Betsy! I love how you simply turned the drawers around - I would have never thought of that! It really looks nice with the new handles, too. xo Karen

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  28. I love little drawers too! So fun to sort and organize...and re-organize :)

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  29. Oh I want ALL your trinkets in the little drawers

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  30. Wow! I love little drawers too; this is a great box - what a wonderful idea to turn the drawers around! You are so organized Betsy!

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  31. I so want your little box to store my similar little treasures! Love it! Great find Betsy!

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