Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Creative Studio...storage project







I've seen these done before and finally just found a way to have them for myself.  My kids wanted to earn some money and they're too young to get a job, so I put them to work....

I bought these unassembled, unfinished storage drawers at IKEA. 

My son got to work putting them together (way too many nails for my patience).



My daughter did the sanding, priming, painting and decoupaging. She used heavy stock scrapbook paper. 

I just love them!

My daughter enjoyed the project, however, thought the wages of $20 for all her hard work was unfair.....



I'm participating in Kimba's DIY day. Click on the graphic below to visit more projects.


DIY Day @ ASPTL

20 comments:

Beth said...

I've seen these little Ikea drawers and almost bought them to store some crafting supplies. This turned out so cute! What a great project to get the kiddos involved in. Love it!

Chari said...

Hello Dawn...

Love your pretty storage drawers! I love the pretty scrapbooking paper...I use it for so many projects! WOW...your kiddos did a fabulous job with these...that is so cute and so good for them!!! Beautiful...tell your kiddos that they did great!!! Sheeshh...I think $20 is a grand wage...I would have done it for nothing...wink! Hehe!!! Love these kind of projects!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

jaime @ a place out west said...

Great project! I love the way the scrapbook paper looks on the drawers. Very cute!

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Ikea storage drawer cabinets are all over right know. I showed a similar makeover this Monday. I had to do it myself though, no kids I could hire.
Love the paper you choose!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Looks like a great idea for storage! It's great you got our kids involved!~Patti

Cheri Peoples said...

They look really good. It think it's great that they learned the value of a dollar earned. I don't know how old your kids are but my 11 and 12 yr old have a dog walking job and cut,edge etc a yard once a week and they make about $200 a month-not bad for their age.
This is my first time to your blog. I started a new KNOCK OFF KNOCK OUT party and I bet you have some things to put in the party-it's every Monday. I would love to have you submit this idea next Monday. I hope you come over and become a follower and subscribe and I will do the same.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

These look great! Love how your kids helped out :)

Katie said...

Great idea to get the kids involved. All I can do with mine is haul her to all the junk shops and thrift stores on a regular basis. Maybe when she learns to not put everything in her mouth... or walk or something. ;) I love your DIY, to cool.

Tiffany said...

They turned out fabulous! Love how you got the kids involved on the project too! So fun!

Let it Shine said...

Those are SO cute!

Anna See said...

These are great, and what a terrific learning experience for the kids.

Lucrecia said...

So cute, wish I had an IKEA closer!

I'm laughing at your daughter's pay comment, mine would be the same.

Crystal said...

I wish I lived near an Ikea! I have Ikea-Envy.

I have a poll up on my blog about my BIGGEST decor dilemma. Come on over and vote, I need all the help I can get!

http://imnomartha.blogspot.com/2009/08/first-poll-ever-to-paint-or-not-to.html

Whitney said...

I bought one of these at a thrift shop. Wish I had an Ikea, so I could get more. The kids did a fab job!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Oooooo I love it! I just love that paper.
Tell the kiddo's I would have done it for $15. Times are hard. hee,hee,hee.
shell

Chari said...

Hi Dawn...

Just wanted to stop back by after reading your sweet note...thank you so much for coming by and for your sweet well wishes! I would also like to take this time to thank you for following Happy To Design...it's such a pleasure getting to know you, my friend!!!

I wish you the best with my book giveaway...

Have a fabulous Friday, my friend!
Chari

jskell911 said...

Your kids did a great job! I love that you found a creative way for them to earn money.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Okay, I have plenty of projects so please send me your very talented crew. I am truly envious that you have such handy and gooood help !!!


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Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I love those! What a great project for your kids! I think $20 is a darn good price but I'm sure my daughter would have felt the same as yours!

Cha Cha said...

DON'T YOU JUST LOVE MOD PODGE. You did an amazing job, I love it. THANKS FOR SHARING AND HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR