SNS #38 brings you ~ Old Drawers


Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #38!

If you’re new here, join in! There are three categories to link to. Home Decor as well as Crafts, Sewing, Recipes, plus the themed link! Check below for this weekend’s theme.

Party starts Fri night and ends Sunday 11pm pacific, so you have all weekend to join!

I LOVE to highlight inspiring posts during the event on the sidebar, so make sure you check in several times over the weekend. You may be next. 🙂

~ This weekend’s themed link ~

old drawers

If you haven’t yet been in search for old drawers, you will after you see these ideas!

This simple yet cute idea by The Farm Chicks
 creates the perfect vintage tray to carry all your treats around with you.

… continued …

Have you checked out  Junk Market Style? If you love junk, you’ll love browsing through this blog. These drool worthy drawers, by Sue Whitney, wear the most amazing patina! I’d love to create a centerpiece on a table out of that blue one.

Here’s another from Junk Market Style. What a cute planter box idea! By Semper Nova.

And oh my word I fell in LOVE with this one. Chippy dresser drawers become a chippy outdoor flower display. Again, at Junk Market Style, by Sue Loves Junk. And I love Sue’s junk so we’re all good.

 This picture is from my kitchen office, displaying an old sewing machine drawer I used as a means of grouping the old canning jars together.

And the grand finale reason I chose drawers for this theme… drumroll please…

Someone down the road had gutted their vintage kitchen and had a massive pile of drawers on their driveway, so with their permission, I helped myself to a couple of them. And want to know what I did with them? Ready?!?

I simply stood them on their ends to take this picture, and now they’re cluttering up the garage.  You like?

Some things simply don’t go as planned. It’s all about the pool this week, not pretty drawers apparently. Ah well. It’ll be nice to see your inspiration so I can come up with something super clever for mine!

Link up your own old drawer projects in the 3rd themed linkup below and let’s get this old drawer party started!

~ Upcoming themed linkups ~


curb appeal


There! Now you can plan some projects so you can join in easier! I’ll post them in the order you see here.

What other themes would you like to see on SNS? Let me know in comments! 


There’s also a sale going on at the sponsor store.
Offer is good until Monday, so go check it out!

 ~ SNS blah blah linkup rules ~

1. Please link up your intended post, NOT your blog homepage url. (post, then click the title of your post, cut and paste that url)

2. Please put a link in your post that leads back to the party so others can see what’s up! (scroll button on sidebar if you wish)

 3. This party is geared for DIY type projects we can all attempt to make ourselves. Items for sale may be linked up IF your entry is posted on your blog and in tutorial style (unless making the item is self explanatory).

5. For Home Decor and Crafts, Sewing, Cooking, please link projects up that are new to SNS and within 1 month old. The 3rd weekly themed link may have older posts and not brand new to SNS.

If you can’t decide which category to enter yours in, please just pick ONE and go with it. It’s all good!

Have a great weekend!

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  1. I just LOVE your cute blog…wish I had some drawers like some of these…really neat.

    I just linked up but am afraid I did it on the wrong one. If I need to change it, please just let me know.

    I love that you give us a list of what to post about ea. week. Now I am trying to think of some RUST around here that I use for CUTE….:)

  2. I love ’em!!! Especially what you’ve done with those last two, LOL! ~~{cluttering up your garage!} Just recently, I found myself buying 2 sewing machine cabinet drawers, …I couldn’t resist, even though I didn’t know what I’d do with them!! My daughter was with me, and said, “I knew you were gonna grab those, as soon as I saw them!” {So, why hadn’t she called me over to look at them? 🙂 …she knows, that I too would do what you’ve done!!!} I was excited to see your drawer with the canning jars in it… Thanx for inspiring me with your blog, I’ve been a follower for a few months now, And YOURS is one of my very favorite blogs to return to…. Now, to just spend the same amount of time crafting as I do surfing these blogs!!!

  3. My Funky Junk friend! I have just been dieing to post this Galvanized Chicken Feeder for you! When I saw it, I turned to my DH, and said, oh man! Donna is gonna drool! lol
    Drawers, I’ll have to say, that’s one thing I’ve never decorated with, guess I better get crackin’!
    Thanks for much for the inspiration!

  4. Oh wow!! these are such excellent ideas.. I love the drawers filled with plants.. looks gorgeous..

    I’ve finally figured out .. how to use the buttons.. and have added a link to my blog.. Yaaay!!

  5. Liz… you so tagged me well! I featured yours before I even read your comment. LOL!!

    My friends.. the way to get featured here appears to be if you post JUNK. Sheesh.. am I THAT transparent?!? Don’t answer that. 🙂

    #1 BJ, don’t I know it.. rust. Drool! Bring your rust next weekend, folks!


  6. Now I really want some old drawers. I’ll be on the look out as I’m driving around town. Your readers are all so creative. Have a beautiful weekend.

  7. Hmm, I don’t have any old drawers. I usually throw those out when they start looking worn! :):) Oh, oh – you mean WOODEN drawers.(totally lame but couldn’t help myself.) Oh yeah, I have some of those sitting in the garage, much like yours, waiting for the craft fairy to come and jazz them up.

    I absolutely love that dresser for a planter. That is such a great idea.

    Any plans for yours, or are you waiting for something to strike you? There’s a craft booth here that has a lot of them used as shadow boxes. They have hangers on the back so they be hung on the wall. She always has great things in them.

  8. Love the shadowbox idea, there’s already been an old drawer linkup to that idea and it’s cool! I did have an idea but I’m waiting for something better to come along. Guess that’s really why I didn’t get it done yet. 🙂


  9. I saw several old sewing machine drawers at an antique store reacently. I was tempted, but wasn’s sure what I’d do with them :(.

  10. I love your link parties. You always get such great linkers! I love your themes too! So unique and fun. I am featuring one of the pictures you used in your blog and linking to you as where I saw it. Thanks for all your inspiration. You are incrediblE!

  11. Hey Sweet Miss Donna!
    I just gave you a little shout out on my blog post today for helping me make it lovely!! Thank you again… I am so pleased with it, and so appreciate your graciousness in helping me with it!


  12. Love your drawer theme and the two you’ve painted have such potential, you’ll do something extremely clever and make us (me) look bad, they will be so good! Your party is one I look forward to and your house photos are consistently one of my favorite “look dreamily at all the photos” sites on the web.

  13. Donna,

    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my muslin and burlap pillow and for FEATURING me on the sidebar of your wonderful blog. I’m a bit verklempt! And yeah, I’ll pretty much put rosettes on anything…I just did a baseball cap ;0)

    Best regards,

  14. If you take handles off of old drawers they make good shelves too, stacked up. I wish someone would throw some drawers out here in my town, what a lucky duck you are! Lots of good wood in them too, if you have a scroll saw handy.

  15. Oh my and then I looked and saw that you put “me” over there on the side!

    Big Kiss!!! I am truly honored!

    Have an amazing Sunday!