Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Thinking Outside the Box(with a little help)

How are you everyone? Was your Easter good with family and friends? Ours was…the three little granddaughters were so much fun and next year there will be another one to make an Easter basket for…we are surely blessed♥
Here is an under $10.00 idea and very quick to do, always like them quick and easy, I found this idea from another blog and of course I didn’t write the name of the blog down so  if anyone knows please let me know and I’ll give credit where credit is due, ok?
Do you remember this washstand I painted? It had been redone in an oak stain and I never did care for it so I finally bit the bullet and painted it. I used Valspar Cafe Blue then watered down brown craft paint over it, it’s now used as a nightstand in my bedroom.
I was so stumped about hardware for it, I didn’t want to use want I had on the kitchen cabinets or the diningroom hutch so there it sat and sat and sat until I read about this great idea and thought I’d try it.
Here it is with the drawers and door opened so I didn’t have to take a draw out to open one or the other!
Here it is now…for handles I used ribbon from Walmart called French Block Black.P4260581
Love the pattern on it!
Believe it or not they are just as strong as regular handles only I’m sure after a while they will wear and have to be replaced:)
Oh, and I finally found my glass knob, found it in my hutch drawer so added it here!P4260583
Until I find something that I love I’ll use the ribbon.
I thought it was a really neat idea don’t you think?
I’m going to these parties, won’t you come along?
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Krista@TheGatheringPlaceDesign said...

Very cute idea! I have seen it somewhere too, but I can't remember where. I love the ribbon you chose...looks so pretty:)

Karen said...

That looks really great, love the ribbon handles.

Lynda said...

Wow that is so cute and a great idea with the ribbon! thanks for the inspiration, following you now!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That is a neat idea! It's cute and it's cheap, so how can you go wrong?

Ann said...

So cute--great idea!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

The ribbon looks great!!! And you can change it so easily and have a totally different look. Thank you for sharing this, I think I have the perfect little dresser to do this to!
Have a pretty day!

Stephanie said...

VERY pretty! We're into a lot of DIY stuff!!

Patti said...

What an incredibly creative idea. I would NEVER in a million years have thought of something like using ribbon for drawer handles.

Very pretty ribbon you chose.


CAS said...

Very clever and thrifty.

white life© said...

It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link on 'My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia'. Of course I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

Take care

Debbie said...

Hi Rondell....glad to hear you enjoyed your Easter. Congrats on yet another baby! We are expecting our 16th grandbabe after Christmas.
Your bedside cabinet turned out awesome! LOVE the ribbon handles, too!!

Andrea . Charcoal and crayons said...

Such a great idea! Love the look of the ribbon. I've seen a similar thing done with rope too.

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Oh, super cute! Love this idea! I like how you mixed it with the glass knob.
Happy to hear you'll have another Easter basket to fill, next year How fun!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the ribbon handles!! Such a great idea.
Congrats on the new grandbaby that is coming!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

What a great idea! The ribbons look great as your handles, especially paired with the one glass knob. Who knows? Maybe it won't be a temporary solution!

Magpies and Magnolias said...

I love it!. You can switch out different ribbons for a completely different look. So easy and so cute!

I'm your newest follower!

Ches said...

Thanks for your encouraging comments! I love the ribbon you chose it fits perfectly in the room.

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I love the ribbon you chose for your pulls. So cute and cheap! Can't beat that! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

Stormy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving the sweet comment about my work! I don't blog much anymore; but I do list my work and a few other things, here n there. :-)

I love the ribbon handles ~
SO unique!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Your table turned out great. The ribbon is just the perfect touch!
Thanks for the visit and comments. Have a great week-end, Annette

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

this is a great idea! thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love this idea. I like the pattern of the ribbon, too, and I think it adds so much to the furniture. :D Your blog ROCKS!!!! Why have you been hiding from me? I still can't get over the princess tea party. That is too, too adorable. Oh, and I love the way you painted your Hoosier cabinet. I think every kitchen should have large doses of white!!! Everything looks pretty against it, I think. I am now following you, and I appreciate your visiting Art@Home, commenting, and following :D

~Ricki Jill

Audrey said...

Great idea ... first time I have seen ribbon used for handles. Looks very nice and very fitting to the piece of furniture. Love your blog. New Follower.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

Audrey said...

Great idea ... first time I have seen ribbon used for handles. Looks very nice and very fitting to the piece of furniture. Love your blog. New Follower.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.