Okay, so the post title is a bit of an exaggeration. These little handmade hardware cabinets have just 17 drawers between them, but it seems like a lot more than that!
Do you remember what they looked like before? Here’s a refresher…
Clearly, some guy (or perhaps a gal) made them for a workshop space and have gone in and out of those drawers with greasy fingers. There was something that spoke to me, though…the crude design and all of the imperfections and irregularities. They definitely needed to be freshened up, though!
I like that they look fresh, but still old. Well worn and well loved.
The inside of the drawers looked a little grubby, though, and I had to think about how we would make them look nice without having to paint each and every cubby, which may or may not have adhered well to the dirty wood. They needed something, so one would feel like they could actually put stuff in those drawers. I decided decoupaging some pretty paper inside would be the best option.
Kriste likes tiny things (maybe not anymore), so I tasked her with that job. She worked on a couple of drawers at at time and completed it over a few days. It looks much more inviting and playful…perfect for art supplies, beading, jewelry, even screws and nails! We left all of the measurement labels on, because there is just something sweet about them.
The cabinet on the right has a bunch of dividers and narrow drawers, making it a great place to organize small things. I tested it out with art supplies and they fit perfectly.
I like that the drawers can be removed if you need full access or want to make the contents more accessible for a specific project.
The cabinet on the left doesn’t have any dividers, so it’s better for small pads of paper and other things that are too large for the dividers.
It’s so tempting to keep these, but they will be for sale at Lucketts in May. I plan to go into full “Lucketts mode” when I come back from China. I have lots of pieces just waiting for my attention…
Also, I wanted to give you a head’s up that the linens, French soap and some smaller ironstone pieces will be for sale in the online shop on Thursday (March 9), at 8:00 pm EST.