This is Part One of a, well, at least three-part series. I’m simply breaking things up into posts about what items I’ve given a new purpose to in my own home, particularly my kitchen, bath and bedroom.
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Before you go throwing out your “old” stuff, consider whether it might find new meaning when given a new purpose. Afterall, people furnish or decorate their home with expensive antiques or even reproductions so…what about those old crocks sitting in the garage?
I really like the look and feel of crocks and here’s what I do with mine in the kitchen…
- The small one is for hamburger grease, the larger brown one holds tea bags and then lots of cooking utensils fill the large white pot. And they all fit nicely right here…
- And because you can never have enough wooden spoons while you’re kids are young and mischievous – I found this Pfaltzgraf crock (and a bag of wooden spoons) at the Salvation Army store one day. Now I don’t have to worry about misplacing my spoons 😉
Something else I use in my kitchen that I bought for maybe 40 cents at the Salvation Army (they have half off most everything every Wednesday, by the way)…
- …that long white (magnetic!) flat curtain rod (I think thats what it is). It hangs nicely on a couple nails and now I have another option to staying organized. I put this rod under my cork boards.
- Then there is the book shelf I got (used) that tries to keep me a little bit more organized.
Okay, so this wall doesn’t look so “hot” and I see I’ve hung one of my boards unequally and its been hanging there for a long time . Just keeping it real, folks.
- Since its in the picture too, lets talk about that nice big sturdy basket next to my bookshelf. I think it held toys for while, now it holds a big bag of cat food. Want to see the rest?
*Click here for Part Two: The Bath and to see Part Three: The Master Bedroom and Sunroom.
*I’m also linking this post to Raising Homemakers.
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Love it, you are well equipt and organized…I love the fact that you are “keeping it real”..makes the rest of us feel not only better but equally human, thanks for inspiring and sharing.
Very tricky, not sure I ever would have thought to use the curtain rod thing as a magnet board area… guess I need to think outside the box. I’ve never been good at re-purposing things but I have a Sister-in-law that is AMAZING at it. She sees what things CAN be and I guess I just see what they are. LOL 🙂