Tuesday, November 19, 2013

WOYWW 233 - In the Midst of a Mess

Hello peeps! It's WOYWW which is hosted by Julia.  Visit her at  Staming GroundIt's so much fun.  Lately I've been struggling with stash envy....

My workdesk is still covered high and has nothing that says "happy crafter" on it! There's some drawer knobs, tape, paint can opener, pottery, candle, papers, drop cloth, yarn, tags, address book.... Yikes!

My home is very colorful.  My living room is painted two shades of yellow.  Growing up my bedroom was yellow (carpet, walls, you name it) - does that mean I'm still a kid at heart?

I found this dresser at the thrift store for $10!  It's nice and narrow and fits perfectly between my living and dining room.  Can you tell what caught my eye?  Yep, it's yellow.  Oh, but I have other plans.  

I painted it turquoise!  I bought the drawer knobs at Hobby Lobby on clearance.  As you can see it's not quite done.  I put the drawers in so you'd see what it will look like.  The top middle drawer needs a missing piece of wood.

I need to paint the three drawers with another coat of paint and put the knobs on.  I'm also thinking of picking up the red color of the knobs and do a bit of distressing.  Then guess what I'm going to do?  Fill it with craft supplies!  I'm so excited to get this project done.

As always, I will visit those that visit me (please leave your number in your comment) and those that end in the same number as me.  Keep in mind that it may not be until the weekend before I have a chance to visit - but I will, promise!

Peace,
Kay   

35 comments:

Create With Joy said...

I love turquoise Kay - so I love your paint job AND your crafty stash plans for your new find!

Happy WOYWW from #2 at

Create With Joy
http://create-with-joy.com

Helen Campbell said...

What a great find! I love the blue (although I'm quite fond of yellow myself too). Happy WOYWW! Helen #7

Janene McAnally said...

Oh what a wonderful find Kay!! Great addition to your craft room hmmm I think I will go to some garage sales next Saturday :-). Yellow is my youngest daughters fav colour too!
Happy WOYWW and have a great week.
Janene #10

DeDe Haysom said...

What a fabulous find and FYI, theres nothing wrong with yellow..love it. Happy Crafting De De #17

Nan G said...

Cool dresser! It'll make a great craft storage chest. Loving the color too. Can't wait to see how else you alter it. Love a house with colorful walls says the lady with dreamcycle orange, granny apple green and sea blue walls. :)) WOYWW hugs! Nan G #22

Helen said...

the chest is great and will look fabulous if you distress it - and what fun you'll have filling it! Have a great week. Helen 3

Neil said...

Good morning.
Great find. Distressing it sounds like fun. Filling it with crafty stash will be fun too
Hope you have a good week.
Neil#30

Jackie said...

What a great find for $10 !
It's coming along nicely and will make great craft storage
Jackie 33

Julia Dunnit said...

Yellow is my go to colour Kay, it does it all for me. I LOVE the dresser, what a score at 10 bucks! And good luck for the weekend..friends don't mind if you hide piles of stuff to be tidied later..you just need a clear table and some sticky and some cards. I wanna come!

Peg Robinson said...

Great find and transformation. Peg #46

Glenda Brooks said...

Oh how wonderful! My days of re-doing furniture are long gone. I'm way too old to start that again! This piece will make a wonderful addition to your home!
Glenda 52

lisa said...

I love yellow too, my craft room is painted yellow, it's the colour of sunshine I think so always cheerful.
Love your cabinet makeover, what a find.
Had to smile that you have greenery in your desk photo too!!
Hugs Lisax #56

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I LOVE sets of little drawers like that...it already looks so much better for a coat of paint! And what a bargain as well..it's a win-win situation :-)
I love the magnificent mayhem on your desk...mine has been like that too...yay!
Hugs, LLJ 41 xx

butlersabroad said...

The dresser is going to be fab, love the turquoise colour and I really like the idea of distressing the red handles too. It'll be a great storage piece for crafty bits and bobs too.

Hugs
Brenda 63

Neet said...

Cor Blimey, that's a big project but what a worthwhile one. Can't wait to see it finished with the distressing on and all that.
What a fabulous find - and such a bargain.
Hugs, Neet 8 xx

Nikki C said...

What a GREAT deal on the dresser !! I love to distress old furniture at least you've already got a light colour underneath to distress back to :)
hugs Nikki 23

Angie said...

Neat chest for storage! Yellow is nice, I like mine a little more mustard-ish but still love yellow!
Angie #74

Sandee Setliff said...

I never find good buys! I think I'm a lousy thrift shopper though, lol Can't wait to see it all finished, it's going to look great, love that color! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Anne said...

A great find Kay! Love turquoise - look forward to seeing it finished. I am contemplating painting kitchen walls yellow. Had similar colour on them before- but they were papered - had them plastered and just going to paint. Well DH is :-) Anne x #35

Caro said...

Gorgeous thrift find! Love the way you are altering it. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#48)

April Story said...

I can relate to the 'full' craft desk. Love what you've done with the dresser. No crafter can ever have too much storage! April #17

glitterandglue said...

What a great find, Kay - a lovely little chest of drawers. Enjoy finishing it off - it's looking good!
Margaret #20

Andrea said...

what a fab find nothing beats a good buy and some imagination it will be ace for storing your supplies I hope you have a great week Andrea#27

Dianne said...

That's a fabulous find and looks beautiful painted, that's why no crafting on the desk, that's okay, you have been busy with the chest, hope you have a wonderful week, happy WOYWW, Dianne #60

Robin Spitzer said...

Oh my goodness Kay! What a wonderful find...It's going to be beautiful once you are done with it...and all that storage! whooopeee!

Have a wonderful week, Robin #76

Princess Judy Palmer said...

It is a very neat looking dresser and it will house your stash nicely. Why are you having stash envy?! You have great stuff with a little of this and a little of that.

mamapez5 said...

I love the drawers and you are do a great job of giving them a facelift. they will hold a nice lot of stash too. Hugs. Kate x #84

fairy thoughts said...

great job with the painting, wow how much junk, I mean stash will you be able to get in there.
janet #34

VonnyK said...

That was a huge bargain and it came up beautifully. Even better when you can fill it with craft goodies.
Have a great week,
Von #24

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Kay, I LOVE that dresser- what a bargain. I'm a sucker for anything with drawers in it. Put me near a merchants chest and I'm in heaven, lol. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #36xx

Connie said...

Hi Kay, great find, great make over and won't it be great to store some of your craft supplies . . . you did good, girlfriend :) Love the turquoise, too!
Keep Smiling,
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Eliza said...

What a fantastic find and a huge project but so worth it, you are going to have fun filling it up, good for you and what a bargain.

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

Happy WOYWW & Happy Crafting
Eliza & Yoda 1

Claire said...

Ooooh, I love the blue :) Thrift shop finds are THE best!!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment :)
Happy very belated WOYWW xx

May said...

Love the drawers...the colour is fabulous...what a find....Hugs May x x x

MaryH said...

I'm likin' your nifty dresser find. This looks to be a very versatile piece of furniture, and will make great craft storage. Can't wait to see the finished piece..I know it's gonna look wonderful. What you described sounds lovely. You have an eye for color! TFS & Hugs