Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Guest Host {Suzanne of Meridian Road}


I am so thankful to my Best Bloggy Friends this week for keeping yall entertained while I spend some (electronically-free) time with my family. Ok, almost electronically free. I can't help but post pictures on the 3 Sun Kissed Boys Facebook page and check my e-mails with your comments. They make me happy.  

Speaking of happy, Suzanne from Meridian Road just cracks me up in her posts and her e-mails. Here she is turning trash to treasure! 

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Hi! I'm Suzanne from Meridian Road, and Yanet asked me to come over to her place to play today. I'm so excited to be here in Florida!
(if only!)
Today's topic~laying boxes. Or nesting boxes. The kind hens use to lay eggs in. (in which to lay eggs?)
They look like this. These are galvanized tin, but they can also be wood. I've been wanting some for awhile (why, you ask? Because you can do things like this with them
or this)
Since I live in rural America, I thought it would be a snap to find some real laying boxes. No such luck. 
I did, however, find this at a thrift store.
(And while we're looking at this picture, how ironic is it that there is almost exactly what I've been looking for, right on the workbench? Yeah. Those cubbies are not mine. My husband claimed those before I could even try to call first dibs.)
If I had to guess, I think it might have belonged to something like the lovely TV cabinet shown below and held VHS tapes in a former life. But I'm not sure.
 I bought it and went to work. I cut some boards to size, and screwed them in place.
Pilot holes are a must. I really hate it when wood splits on me. 
So then I had this.
We're getting there!
After some paint and some sanding, we have this. My faux nesting boxes!
Which I love from every angle!
I added little tags above each cubby as an homage to this
(no longer available) cubby shelf from Pottery Barn. (I have a love/hate thing going on with them. Love their style, hate their prices.)
I've been collecting these little numbered tags for years.
(not really! They're just chipboard tags that I painted and numbered myself.)
What I really love? They help keep my workspace clear so I can actually work on it!
Thanks for reading, and thank you, Yanet, for letting me come to your house to play today!

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How COOL is that?! Thank you, Suzanne, for sharing this cubby with us. You know what I remembered? When Sun Kissed Husband and I first met, he lived on a street called Meridian Road! Weird, huh?

So, you liked what Suzanne whipped up? Well, then, you're gonna like this hotel inspired key rack too.

Oh and this chicken crate turned coffee table (the woman has a thing for chickens if you ask me).

And just because her first granddaughter is just absolutely adorable, you have to go here and congratulate her.

Tomorrow is Thursday. Close enough to Friday's happy hour. Join us for a a tropical drink!
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14 Sunny Notes:

Amy Kinser said...

What a wonderful set of cubbies she made. Love the guest post.

gina3 said...

Suzanne has one of my absolute favorite blogs so great choice for a guest post. Hope you are enjoying your vacation.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love those cute cubbies! Suzanne is amazing.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

suzanne, those cubbies are so awesome!!! love the tags on them- very cool! i love when cool vintage items can be used for organization. :)

Inspire Me Heather said...

Too cool Suzanne - you did a lovely job!!!

Dagmar said...

Another great DIY lesson from you Suzanne...great guest blog post..love how you used the chipboard to make your tags! awesome!

Rosie said...

This is just so amazing Suzanne! Once again I'm speechless at your talent and creativity - fantastic!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What do you mean they are chip board? I love those tags, I thought they were metal! What a great job. The whole project is so cute. You have the best projects.

michelle said...

I love this!! What a great idea and you did an amazing job! Your granddaughter is beautiful!!
xoxo

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I have gotten so many awesome ideas from this post!! Great inspiration!!

poindextr said...

Suzanne I love how ingenious you are - that is a super duper amazing transformation. your nesting box cubbies are wonderful and I know what you mean about not having enough space to work at your craft desk. Great job--cuteness and function too!

The Painted Parlor said...

Everything is so organized and has character too, that's hard to achieve! Suzanne you're one smart talented cookie ;)

Julie

maureen said...

SHUT UP! I love your faux nesting box. I too have been on the look out for one for my craft area. Sigh, you do the best work. And those tags? You have to do a tutorial on making those too!

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

happy new follower here... cute blog : ) and suzanne is the best! : ) one creative gal with a great eye
: )