Lucy Lucy Lucy

Lucy Lucy Lucy
What organizes your papers and is about the size of a breadbox? How about a breadbox turned organizer, that’s what! Lucy of Lucy Designs modified this ordinary breadbox with a few decorative shelf supports and a cute knob. Ingenious! I would have never thunk of that one.

But that’s not all! She added her creative touch to what used to be a plain old bookcase too. (Secret: this is not the actual before bookcase. The picture has been misplaced. The actual before was even plainer, basically a rectangle). She added the moulding at the top and bottom, nail head tacks and balusters!
(Another secret: I just learned the difference between ‘baluster’ and ‘balustrade.’ According to, “A balustrade is a row of repeating balusters – small posts that support the upper rail of a railing.” Feel free to use this tidbit of knowledge to impress your friends!)

Holy smokes, there’s more! Lucy attacked this old and damaged chest with her signature artistic flair and gave it personality and then some. Check out more of her work at Lucy Designs. Great work Lucy!



  1. September 14, 2010 / 7:24 PM

    I love all of this I have seen tons of those bread box things at thrift stores never know what to do with them. ..Until now. Thanks so much

  2. September 14, 2010 / 8:03 PM

    I love the bread box! I am an organizer.. and I love to find new and clever ways to store things! 🙂

  3. September 14, 2010 / 8:10 PM

    That breadbox is definitely ingenious.

  4. September 15, 2010 / 12:05 AM

    The last picture is lovely. Congratulations for your blog.

  5. September 15, 2010 / 9:28 AM

    I really like your blog! Im your latest follower. Do you mind if I list you on my page as one of the blogs that I follow? I think my friends would like the craftiness of it. Im at . Let me know. 🙂

  6. September 15, 2010 / 4:37 PM

    I really like the bread box idea. I may have to copy that for my office.

  7. September 16, 2010 / 1:17 AM

    Lindsey thank you for featuring my designs, I really appreciate it!

  8. September 17, 2010 / 8:22 PM

    Loving that Mackenzie Child-ish buffet…. What a transformation.

    Warm blessings,

  9. March 31, 2011 / 8:04 AM

    what a clever idea with the breadbox. I remember a hair salon once using bread boxes as shelving units under the mirrors for products, they were all spray painted silver it was so clever.
    I love the dresser makeover in the last picture its darling

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