Sunday, April 22, 2012

Altered drawers and a Giveaway

Hey everyone!   I'm starting off the week with another giveaway, because I'm celebrating 6 years of blogging.... all this month! ( updated: winner has been chosen. Thank you for playing along) I have this weeks giveaway posted down at the bottom of this post.  All you have to do it leave a comment  here, and I'll put your name in the hat :)  
I'm so exited to get to share with you, a little peek at some of what's coming out on Crafty Secrets newest CD.
"Creating with Vintage Typography"      I used a number of the papers and elements from the CD,on these drawers I altered this weekend.





First of all Thank you to my cousin Paula for bringing me these drawers! You know me well.... REALLY you do!  lol  You knew I would want to use them for something. lol   When Dan saw these two drawers sitting here, he looks at me funny, and says "What are you going to do with two random drawers?".  ha.. you would think he wouldn't ask things like that by now.
A few years ago, I actually bought an old drawer that had a shelf built in it ,and a wire to hang it by.  I still use it to hold Glimmer Mist.    I added photo hangers to the backs of these before I started painting and mod podging.
I painted and crackled the tops of the drawer, and then used the printable papers and elements from the CD to the inside and outside with Mod Podge.

I printed off some of the vintage postcards on the CD to make the cans that are holding my work supplies.
So easy!  The cans are just soup cans. The postcards could be sized to fit the height of the can, then all I did was use my Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Tape to adhere it to the can.  I didn't even use Mod Podge on those.


One of the Images on the CD   was the "Old Cupboard Drawer".  hahah... ok.. perfect for this project.
I am loving all these fun papers.  Oh.. and see the word "ART"... yes.. it's on the CD also. And again.. the glory of it is , you can make it the size you want it.



Had fun making these little flowers out of the map paper.


ahhhh... love the butterflies.

So ..here's what the tops of the drawers look like after I crackled them.  I knew what color I wanted..but I just didn't have it,( which is surprising because I have quiet a variety of colors of acrylic pant :( 
 so I started mixing blues and greens until I was satisfied with it.


I left the knobs on, I just punched out some of the "numbers paper" to Mod Podge on.

I am busy working on other projects for samples for the new CD... so stay tuned, I'll have lots more to share using this CD.  Also check out the Heartwarming Vintage blog to see peeks of what's on the CD.  You are going to love it :)

UPDATE: Winner has been chosen. Thank you for playing along:)

OKAY... here is this weeks giveaway.   I'll draw a winner from the comments in this blog post on Friday(27th)




I hope you have a great start to your week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!
                                                                                     Vic

98 comments:

Lee said...

Beautiful displays, I would love to try making some of these, different sizes and styles. Waiting patiently for the CD release.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh these are beautiful! I Love the butterflies also...love when I find a use for great things like drawers.

mitz said...

...ohhh my gosh.. thats a WOW project you just shared with us.. ty.. thanks for the opportunity at your blog candy..
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

huntla1 said...

Hi Vicki. Love the drawers. You did a great job on them. Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies.

starqueen said...

Hi Vicki,
That's great "junking" storage project....the best of both worlds! Thanks for sharing!

Vicki M. said...

What a creative idea!! Love the drawers. I am wondering what type of printer you use? I have had a hard time using mod podge on printed items from the printer I own. Beautiful work!!

Sandy Davis said...

These are awesome and what a unique idea to hang the drawers on the wall!!

LindaC said...

Oh my gosh! You amaze me with the projects you create. You have an endless stash of imagination (and stuff to alter ha)! They are so pretty! LC

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I Love the drawers! The images on them are perfect! Will be a super CD! Thank you for the opportunity to win some goodies. Have a nice week! Twyla

Michelle H. said...

Your altered drawers are so pretty!
Congrats on the six years of blogging!!

Debbie K. said...

Oh Ms. Vicki, you steal my heart! I love, love, love your little drawer boxes. They are so adorable. The Crafty Secrets CD has some simply gorgeous designs!

It's been six years of total inspiration, checking out your postings. Congrats and thanks for a chance at winning your blog candy:)
- DebbieK

Cheryl said...

Just love it- thanks for the inspiration.

Gail S. said...

Love the crackle on the drawers!!! Great project. Thanks for that chance to win :)

Cindy Coutts said...

Those drawers rock. I have a few around here I can do something with and you just gave me a great idea. I'm not very good at vintage so thank you!

stampqueen said...

OMG these are so cute!!!! Just what I need more addicting inspiration!!! I have always had a thing for small drawers - I have 2 or 3 in my stash somewhere, now just to figure out where!!!
I love the butterfly on the sppon and the tiny little vase - was that once and old salt or pepper shaker - have some of those somewhere too....
Ok I am now off on safari in my stash to see if I can round up those drawers, and the salt and pepper shakers, oh yes , I know there are some spoons here too....

Carole said...

Nice post. I thought you might like this little quote about happiness. Happiness

Amanda said...

Wow the drawers are beautiful. All the little details are amazing.

Donna said...

Oh Vicki! You've done it again---blown us away with your wonderful creativity! As you know I like absolutely everything you create but this might be my most favorite ever!! I'm so excited because I have two old drawers that have been sitting in my closet, just waiting for the right inspiration! Can't wait to lift your idea and use my CD to cover my drawers and use them in my studio!! Thanks for sharing!! You truly rock!! :)

marcia said...

great job! All of the papers you printed? I have never printed my own papers. Will the colors last for a long time? I love the spoon with the butterfly and twine

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

I love what you turned those drawers into...very creative !
Congrats on six years of blogging. I started blogging then, too. A lot has changed since those early days, hasn't it !

Gabriela said...

What a delightful drawer project! But it's those tiny flowers made from road maps and their pearl filled vase that stole my heart.

Shirley Sendgraff said...

Hi, Vicki! Hope you're neck is better, and you aren't in pain anymore!! Thanks once again for more great ideas and inspiration! Do so love the tiny map flowers in the s & p vase!! Think I'll use on of my moms that I kept and add a butterfly to it also, in remberance of her!! Hugs, Shirley

Phyllis M. said...

Congrats on your six years of blogging. Really love the drawers and the cans and flowers too. Wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing them and also for the great giveaway too. Hope you are feeling better too.

Debby said...

Six years, congratulations. What a sweet idea for those drawers. I love them.

Carol (HB) said...

All your creations just blow me away Vic... but these boxes are SO COOL! Miss you!

Denise Bryant said...

Congrats on 6 years! Love what you did with the drawers!
DeniseB
deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

Jane Wetzel said...

slam! Vicki! I love these drawers !
Another awesome creation :)

Sophisticated Glamorina said...

Happy 6th year!!! Super uber cute drawers!!!

rush said...

congratulations on another year! these drawers are such a nice idea for decorating or for storage. both are really nice. thank you for sharing.

Ellen Jarvis said...

Oh my gosh, six years of blogging!? I didn't even know Blogging existed back then -- I must've been hiding under a rock! I LOVE your blog, so first of all, happy blogaversary! My second one is coming up in June and now you've inspired me to get thinking about what I want to do to celebrate.

Now onto your drawers, LOL -- I mean the ones that are hanging -- oops, LOL -- I'm getting myself into trouble here, thinking about my dear hubby's droopy drawers and my own granny panties, LOL, LOL. I mean, the ones you've made vintage (oh no, LOL, mine too are vintage and have loose elastic!). OK, the ones you've modpodged and decorated with beautiful papers....

Inspirational!! After you showed the lovely spoons you made with the Heartfelt vintage fussy cut papers, I purchased some of them for myself and now sit and stare at them, just immersing myself in how beautiful the papers are. I took them to a crop on Saturday and just left them on my table, loving them. That is the way I feel when I look at your projects too. LOVE them. Thank you for sharing, and for the opportunity to win anything Vicki!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Susie said...

Vicki, I love those drawers! I've never thought of doing somethink like that. But now I am!
Ok, now I have to do the spoons, the teacup AND the drawers. lol!

nannyj said...

Vivki,
I so love seeing what new ideas you have for us. Can't wait for the new cd to be released. Now I need to hit the flea market for a drawer or two for my in progress scrap room. Thanks.

kathy/North Carolina said...

Oh, Vic....those drawers are just precious. Don't you love to take something old and turn it into something beautiful? You sure did with this project!

And, I love how you display things. Those sweet posies nested in a bottle of pearls? Darling! You are the queen of crafty!

Shelley said...

Your drawers are delightful! You are having a wonderful celebration and I've been having a great ime reading your posts. Have actually traveled back quite a ways on your blog and find it very inspiring. Would love to win the goodies. shelley@wildfrogcreations.com

jan said...

Fantastic idea Vic!! Your art creations are lovely!

Unknown said...

Your creative vision never fails to amaze me. Who would think to refurbish old drawers into beautiful and functional pieces of art? YOU, of course! I love this!!!

linda said...

What a great idea! They're lovely and practical too!

SuZeQ said...

Vicki - you did a fabulous job on these drawers. What a great inspiration. LOVE your work!
kosec@sbcglobal.net

Julie T. said...

What a creative idea. Love all the vintage stuff!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Congrats on your 6 years!! A wonderful blog :o) The drawers you made are beautiful and sweet (and yes, I am surprised that your hubby asked such a question! lol)
Smiles, Karen

cindy p said...

Thanks for the great tips. I look forward to seeing what other ideas can come from these cool papers! It's nice to see what can be accomplished with materials you have on hand.

2amscrapper said...

Congrats on 6 years in blog land! Outstanding creations--I love the drawer idea and how you decorated them. Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Oh my goodness!! These drawers are just awesome! One of the coolest things I've ever seen! They are right up my alley! LOL So creative Vicki! I have to try this, that's for sure!

And what a fabulous giveaway!

Ok, I'm off to Ebay to search for some drawers! hehe

hugs....
Melissa

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Thank you for sharing all of your gorgeous creations!!!! I LOVE your projects! Keep up the good work and keep sharing!! Thank you for sharing the talents and gifts the Lord has given you!
Blessings, ~Amy S.~

Christine Schmidt said...

Thank you so very much for sharing this FABULOUS idea!! LOVE your work and all the little details you create. Cannot wait for this CD! Absolutely loving those school papers!! OK...off to go look for some old drawers!!

Tricia said...

Congrats on your Blogaversary, Vicki!! Your altered drawers are amazing - beautiful work!

Becky Dunham said...

Oh my goodness Vicki, these are stunning! I have seen drawers used as shelves before, even saved a couple for a while (not sure if I still have them), but I have never seen them like this before! These are absolutely gorgeous! I will be scavenging for drawers now! I have a lovely blank wall in my craft room that will love these :) And a sweet giveaway too! That makes today's post a win/win!

Tarnished Rose said...

Awesome! I love the way you took two ordinary drawers and really made them into something.

Congrat on 5 years of blogging!

Smiles~
Marilyn

Marcia said...

Awesome drawers. I love all of your altered art. You really are an artist. ttfn Marcia

{VICKI} said...

OMG!
Love your creations!
Congrats on 6 years
Thanks for the chance at the goodies!

Beth said...

The Drawers are really speacial. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win.

RitaZ said...

Beautiful!!! They caught my eye!! I had to look at them right away, I could not wait for later.

The Vintage Dresser said...

The drawers are amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to win in the give-away!

Susan said...

WOW! These drawers are fabulous! What a fantastic job you did. Looks like this new CD is a must have - wonderful images.

Annie-Savor This Moment said...

OH, my GoodNess! The drawers are to die for. I especially love the spoon with the butterfly, and the gorgeous green crackle finish. Awesome!

Brenda said...

You certainly WOWed us this time...they are beautiful!

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Loving these drawers -- you are awesome -- I love everything about these - such an inspiration. The new CD has a lot to offer. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work and the opportunity for some blog candy too.

Linda E said...

You have a talent for altering
things so beautifully. I like your style. Thanks for sharing it.

Richelle B said...

Congratulations on your 6th blog anniversary!!! Love your creations. Would love to be in the drawing for the giveaway. :)
Thank You!

Diana said...

I love your drawers. I would love to be entered in the drawing. It would be the most perfect birthday present. Congrats on your blog anniversary. I love your creations. Thank You!

Anonymous said...

Love the drawers, thanks for the inspiration.
Congratulations on your 6th anniversary.
roseanna
rcraw721@yahoo.com

Lauren said...

Hello came to you via Crafty Secrets. Love love her graphics.....buy the cd's. I lover you idea on the use here. Masy I ask if you used an inkjet printer to print? I am concerned the mod podge will smear the ink!!?
You are delightful, and I am here to stay.
Lauren

pooky225 said...

What a brilliant idea, great storage solution. Love the butterfly spoon.What a great CD.Congrats on your blogaversary!

Mickey's Craft World said...

THESE ARE FABULOUS....OMG WHAT AN AMAZING IDEA... I WILL TRY THIS FOR SURE...ALSO CAN'T WAIT FOR THE 3RD CD.

HUGS,
MICKEY

Terry Duncan said...

I can't wait to make some of these...they are just adorable! Thanks for sharing this idea!

Peggy said...

I love your crackle painted paper pieced vintage drawers. What a great idea. You have a super imagination something I think many children lack these days due the use of electronics.
Thank you so much for sharing with us.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

missmacymay said...

Happy Blog-i-versay to you Vicki, your art makes me happy too. Love your style. Gotta get me your goodies too.

Yvonne said...

Love the drawers!

katie turner said...

Oh My Goodness Vicki ~ I love your style! Can't wait for my rooster shadow box to arrive!

Karen L said...

Wow, those altered drawers are so beautiful! Loving the vintage, shabby chic look and all the gorgeous details! I'm an email follower!
kladd94803 at aol dot com

Margie said...

What a fantastic job you've done on these drawers Vicki - I really like the look of the new CD. It looks great with so many delightful images on it. Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize too.

Anonymous said...

Love the drawers and all the repurposed items in them! Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Gloria Westerman said...

These are the cutest thing ever....I love these shelf....I will have to try and make some of these....thank you so much for sharing...love it...

creativearts said...

Wow! Those shelves are to die for! I absolutely love them! How I wish I coudl make something like that! Also, awesome blog candy!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

These are so cute! And I have just been thinking I needed some way to hang some of my supplies and find some ways to make my storage look as creative as I feel when I'm in my Diva Den, as my good friend calls it.

This will definitely get the ball rolling. Great idea and beautifully executed! TFS!

Maria Matter said...

this is an amazing idea,beautiful!!
I so want to break out of my comfort zone & have fun...like this!
Always find inspiration here!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE LOVE your work! Beautiful stuff. And what an awesome give-away. I'm inspired to go create right now...but first I think I need to get my beauty sleep so I don't scare the neighbors. Be especially blessed, Kathy

Marlene said...

I absolutely love the drawers. I am working on a heritage album for my husband - you have inspired me for the pages. Thanks and happy anniversary!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Everyone needs a cousin Paula!! Funny I thought of you when I was taking the dog for a walk today. I passed this house that was getting new windows and the old ones were out by the road and I thought now what would Vicki do with these? BTW the drawers turned out great!
Have A Wonderful Day!!

julie said...

Those are to die for. I just love the whole vintage shabby. Your Cd is one on my wish list, I like the way you used all the different patterns around the drawers very pretty. Thanks for shareing and the gift away. 1205love@gmail.com

ddlady said...

WOW! What a great project. Love the papers and the color in the crackle paint. I love old fashioned looking things. And they will be so useful in craft room. Thank you for the opportunity in possibly in something!

lynn said...

wow those are the cutest drawers.. love how you used the different papers and the map flowers.. you are sure a clever one :)
thanks for the chance to win some blog candy ..
big ladybug hugs
lynn

alice c said...

Vicki, I love Crafty Secrets stuff ,cause it has such a wonderful vintage appeal. What you did to alter the drawers is so cool - repurposing rocks! Looking forward to the release of the cd.
With artful intent,
-Alice

Anonymous said...

Those drawers are amazing! I would have never thought to hang a drawer on the wall!! Oh, the possibilies of wonderful projects to do! I am not able to leave comments with my goggle login info my email is pls0818@aol.com
Hugs,
Lynn

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh my goodness...count me it! You can never have enough storage and how pretty! I would love to get your cd, too!
Leticia

Anny said...

Love those drawers. I have 3 different sizes, just waiting to be preetified up. The CD is awesome too, in fact don't find one thing I dont like about your talent and or your blog...... Thanks for your loverly things.

Queen Mary said...

Vic, these drawers are gorgeous! I want them! I can't wait to make them! Brilliant - and what a brilliant cousin you have who thought to give you drawers -- I'm pretty sure that wouldn't occur to anyone in my family as a gift! :)

Ava Gavloski said...

Vic, thanks so much for sharing the details on how you created the draw shelves!!1love the share. you created magic and i need to make some of those.
great way to showcase crafty secrets vintage beauties.
ava

Theresa Merkling said...

LOVE this project! hope you don't mind that I shared on pinterest.

Bettyann said...

love the way you decorated the drawers...thanks for the giveaway..

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogaversary! Thanks so much for all sharing all of your beautiful, vintage projects. Love how you repurpose things, too!
Jan B.

Fran McClintock said...

How clever - love these. I'll have to be on the look out for old drawers.

Maria said...

Wow! These are beautiful!!! TFS

Alleycat said...

I never cease to be amazed!

Alley
alleymarziacat@yahoo.com

nettie said...

These refashioned little "drawer" displays are just "too cute". I would love to do some type of showcase of old sewing items for my sewing room. Great ideas.....&
Thanks for the chance to win!

Daisy said...

The altered drawers are fantastic! I loved looking at all the details you put in each one. The flowers are gorgeous!

Angelina (Lina) said...

WOW these are amazing works of art! T hanks for the inspiration. I cant wait to see who will win your give. That is so cool thanks for that chance to be in on it.

Dare2Bme said...

Those are gorgeous, love them I want to do that.. I will have to be on the look out for some old drawers now~LOL Thanks for the chance to win some goodies to play with.. I will be looking forward to that CD as well when it comes out..