Friday, July 29, 2011

Unique storage solutions

My office is ALWAYS under some kind of construction or redo. I have way more junk than space and so anytime I think of a way to store something I go for it!

I found this little thinga-ma-jig at Goodwill for a buck. It was brassy gold and had a little star on top. (Imagine it, I can't find the before pic.) I think it was something to hang ornaments on for Christmas. I had other plans!!!
I gave it a coat of my favorite blue... Mediterranean made by Valspar from Lowes.  And then I took a couple of those large flat marbles and glued a piece of paper to the back and glued the 2 marbles together to cover up the gold star on the top. And now I have a place right at my finger tips to hang some stuff on my work space.
Why not use the wall space for some storage and it doubles as art! Handmade cards slid into a painted shutter, simple!
I purchased a dinner table at a garage sale for 20.00 to use as my work space. It's nice and big, but it's deeper than I need, so I put together one of the shelves for storing shoes and put it on my desk. Now I have 3 levels to put things on. You can pick these up for 10.00 at Walmart or Target.
And again more on the wall. These shelves came from Ikea. One of those things I could kick myself for not buying more of!
So how about you, are you always looking for fun ways to store things?

6 comments:

DearHelenHartman said...

You ARE a Smartiepants! Love those ideas - you've inspired me.

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

That might have been mine - I think I donated my "ornament holder" last year! HA! You're brilliant.
I'm almost done putting together my OFFICIAL craft room and it's amazing how much stuff there is once I put it all together....little itty bitty stuff that needs itty bitty storage. Love those thin shelves for stamps!

Stacy@{share and remember} said...

Neat! I use a shutter on my wall over my desk http://shareandremember.blogspot.com/2011/07/this-home-runs-on-lve.html too. I like your stamps on shelves - those IKEA shelves are great!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Cute!! Love the shutter!

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

ALL great ideas!! Love the painted shutter for cards!!! Creative and makes a great display!!

We host a linky party “Help a Momma Out” every Tuesday. This would be a perfect link up! Please feel free to add it :) We appreciate it! Thanks for sharing!

Kristine
www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

Great idea. I love them all. More the Merrier Monday will be open until Wednesday at midnight. I would love for you to stop by and link up your storage ideas. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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