As you all know, I am currently doing up my kitchen and trying to accessorise it with red and white items. Lately, I've been concocting some recycled (think inexpensive too!) and very quick to make storage solutions to go with my new kitchen design, and around the home. In fact, they are so easy to make that you'll be able to whip up a fair few, in the time it takes to read this post! :)
A few days ago I came across a discussion on my friend Lidiane's Blog Bicha Femea on every-day storage solutions. From empty ice cream tubs to fabric baskets, we all have some indispensable storage items at home, don't we? So I decided to carry on the discussion here and show you some of my indispensable solutions:
I just can't seem to get enough of empty food tins!! They are sooo versatile anywhere in the house. You could embellish them, but I quite like the plain, metal look. I use them in my kitchen, office, for the children and by the phone as pencil/pen holders. They make great candle holders too!
The tins below are empty baby cereal tins covered in pretty paper. These ones I use in the kitchen as utensil holders and food storage tins.
All I did here was to print some patterns from my computer and cover the tins using double-sided sticky tape! You could use decorative wall-paper, scrap-booking paper, napkins...
These storage ideas are good for the environment and for your pocket! Just check out these other versions you can actually buy online:
From left to righ: John Lewis at £9.50, John Lewis at £5 and from Oggi (shop.bhg.com) at $14.99
The following solutions are re-vamped charity-shop finds! Before on your left and after on your right:
Baskets are so versatile. You can put them in every room of the house. I personally love baskets of every shape, size and (almost) colour!! I found this little beauty in my last trip to the charity shop. It was looking a little tired...but nothing that a lick of white spray paint couldn't solve!! :) Now it's adorning my bathroom!
This little wooden container/pot was also one of the finds. I wasn't sure quite what to put in it, just that I wanted it! So after some white paint and quirky message on the front, ("He rules the roost, but I rule the rooster" - My hubby's nickname is rooster...now it make more sense!) the container without identity is now a proud candle holder!! Also sitting in my bathroom.
The ideas below were just some items that I already had in my kitchen. No transformations here, just plain old re-purposing... :)
Champagne bucket turned utensil-holder
(I'll just drink straight from the bottle...)
Old jam jar turned spice-container
Empty jam jars are also a much loved storage solution in my house. They are everywhere I look. In the kitchen, bathroom (as seashell holder), garage (for hubby's
junk stuff), living room (as candle-holder), and....
In my craft room, off course!! :)
It seems I am not the only one who loves them....
Country Living does too!
And before I leave you, do you remember my post on a DIY ribbon storage box? No? Well, here's a reminder..
And guess what I saw today?
Yep, another great storage solution from CL!! :D
So what are your fave solutions? Let's discuss :)