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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Out of the Crayon Box

Shut up!
What is up with you crafty people lately? I swear you've all up'd the anty.
Look what I found! An old curb side cabinet? No I haven't lost my marbles..........Jane from Out of the Crayon Box has a vision for everything.
That old cabinet is looking better isn't it? Yes, it's the same one.SHUT UP!Seriously, this is one of the most incredible ideas I have ever seen. Every mama of every small child will be clamoring every thrift store and searching street curbs for old cabinets to convert. Why oh why didn't I think of this? My son LOVED his little kitchen........Yes, that's right........my son, a boy played with a kitchen.......There was a little boy in our neighborhood who wasn't allowed to play with "girl" toys. I always find that interesting.........anyway his "girl toy" was one of those ugly plastic ones from Toys R Us........Of course Target came out with all their cute kitchen stuff after he was past the kitchen stage. I would have loved one of those.......but maybe not had I thought of converting a cabinet. Brilliant!

This gal is a school teacher in LA........full of ideas! She is another crafter after my heart because she is the master at repurposing (recycling) clothing, furniture..........to make pretty things. She finds a purpose and makes it better. Love that.
She took these pants..........simple chef pants.....and made the most adorable little monkey doll.

Don't hate her because her kitchen is hideous.........the poor dear and her husband just moved to LA last year and are renting........not a lot of options when you're renting. Did she let the less desirable apt decor get in her way........NO WAY! She took those lemons and made herself a tall glass of lemonade. This is her kitchen BEFORE.

AFTER: Isn't this a great idea? Another MisTreatment I'm sure The Nester had something to do with. Old fridge got you down? Why not wrap it? How about these baby hats? Cute? She made them from old shorts and sweat pants. Darling and what a great way to use old clothing.Most people would pass this old wicker purse by...........but not Jane.....she saw past it's blemishes.She had some fabric scraps to revive the ole girl. No saving here..........I just thought it was really cute. She made it.I hope you all have your blogs posted on our new widget......I hope you all have the cute widget posted on your blog. Let me know.......I'll come look at it!

Off to soccer......

29 comments:

Jane said...

Thanks for featuring me!! The funny thing about the kitchen was that the boys at the b-day party *mobbed* the kitchen set. They literally pushed the birthday girl away to play with it first!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Wow! What a cool fridge! That play kitchen looks like something from the PB kids catalog! Wow.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh how adorable! This is creativity at its best.

Your sons future wife thanks you for letting him know his way around a kitchen. :)

Please stop by and enter my giveaway.

SoBella Creations said...

What a fantastic idea!

I alway say those boys could grow up to be the next great chef. And own his own restaurant.

Sandy Toes said...

Okay...I didn't say "shutup" but when I saw that pink kitchen...I thought "come ON"...amazing!
sandy toe

Tanya said...

too cute!

Pajama Mama said...

what a neat gal! thanks for featuring amidst the craziness...btw, saw the fence-in -progress-it is going to be amazing!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Awesome blog. Thanks for the tip.

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Amazing! Off to check it out!!

Barnes Family said...

Oh my word how fun! So I gave you a little award so come to my blog and check it out.

redpolkadot said...

So I hate my self for not coming up with that kitchen idea a long time ago. I have been trying to find a smoking deal on a kitchen for my daughter I sware before the little dear was born. I mean honestly it couldn't have been simpler. As soon as I saw that all I could say was Shut UP!!! even with out reading that it was exactly what you said. I ramble I'm sorry I just really love it! Thank you for sharing.

TracyB said...

TOO CUTE....I LOVE the kitchen!

Mandi said...

Wow! She is unbelievably resourceful. I will have to check out her blog. Love that little kitchen. My boys have one and absolutely love it. They use it all the time, and I even managed to find them little blue dishes. They are gonna be great cooks for their future wives with all the practice they get!

Tara said...

SHUT UP SERIOUSLY! She is good...dang it! I ♥ amazing chicks like her!

V and Co. said...

i am LOVEING this lady! thanks for the link! i'm going there now!

MissusBeasley said...

SOOOOOOOOOO inspired. Too bad I'm at work! My next "search and beautify" mission will have to wait! Wish I still had little chickies to make a play kitchen for...teenagers not feeling it!

Kathy said...

OK, LOVE the kitchen! What an incredible idea. We are planning to build a playhouse for our 4 granddaughters this summer and this idea will find its way into that plan. A W E S O M E! I am putting her on my favorites.

A Scrappy Design said...

Wow, that kitchen IS pretty nifty. I really need to get my mind into a recycling mode. :D

Julie said...

That was one great post!

ConversationsWithACupcake said...

OHMYGOSH! I was just lamenting that my kids don't have the same sort of homecrafted kitchen cabinets to play with as my I did. To see that ADORABLE kitchen idea is to be INSPIRED!

THANKS so much for sharing that...and all the other ideas. It really is remarkable, what some of these AMAZING blogger conjure up. A world of brilliance!

Happy Weekend!

Jessica said...

You just have a knack for finding the best of the best...no wonder everyone loves your blog!! Love the purse makeovers!!

Hilda Siemens said...

that little kitchen is so cute I'm tempted to get my husband to make one, even though I only have boys. thanks for sharing yet again another great blog!

Leslie said...

Brilliant! I long for that wonderful inspiration. And, I'm all about reusing and repurposing! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Lester said...

That kitchen is adorable! I had wanted to buy or make a wooden kitchen for my children, but Santa surprised us with a bright orange Dora kitchen. Santa has since been put on notice about buying large plastic neon furniture. Anyway, the featured blog looks great!

Staci said...

What a wonderful idea with making a kitchen.
My little boy loves kitchen things and I never once thought to do this.
Thank you for posting this. :)

Rachel F said...

Oh god, if only I could be half as crafty. Such beautiful things, and so much waste avoided!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

That kids kitchen it adorable!

kari and kijsa said...

SO many cute ideas!! Love that little sink!! Too cute!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Can't wait to check out her site. Some great creativity there!