Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Those other useful things I found.

How nice it is to receive encouragement from the blogging world. Thanks for cheering me on. I hope that I can be an encouragement as well.

When I was at my favorite thrift store the other day I found these cute little frames.

After a short crafting session, they became labels for my "home-made" magnetic storage cans. A couple of years ago I found these black cans at a yard sale and they made me think of those great magnetic storage containers with the clear tops. I regularly buy these magnetic pin holders, and when I drop them for the forth time and they break, there are two big strong magnets inside. That is what holds these containers to a metal strip.These work just as well as the store-bought containers except that I was always forgetting which one was hiding what. Like the "shell game". Now I will know which can to look in for my index tabs, or the doggie treats, when Max is being a good boy, etc.

At an earlier trip to the same store I found this old red tool box. I love red and thought it was so cute. I already have my tools in an old suitcase, so I put it on top of my handy little fold-down desk that I found at, you guessed it, my favorite thrift store. (Hey, how can you NOT spend money at a place that helps to feed the elderly in the community?)

The desk is a great addition since it can hide the unruly pile of mail and other paper items, and with the toolbox on top (usually closed), it can't become the catch all surface by the door.


Vallen said...

I love the magnetic tin storage but I want to know - how did you swing it to find just the right number of frames for the number of tins that you had? I am always one short on stuff like that. You are setting such a good example for the rest of us.

colleen said...

You are so creative, Katie. I thought things were set up cute before, and you keep making things even better! I really need to get by the Grey Bears more often.

Angie said...

I love, love, love those frames and pails. I hope you don't mind if I borrow them for a class I will be teaching at the Slipcover Summit this summer.

Tracy said...

I love that desk...there's a treasure there! Happy Day ((HUGS))

Julie said...

What a great reuse of those cute frames.

.::. ariane phillips .::. said...

WOW! Great idea! Love it!