Thursday, 11 February 2010

Thrifty Thursday

I've quite come to enjoy visits to the tip shop and walking around thinking "How could I use this and that and looking for creative solutions to my storage problems.
I love the clip-it up systems and just can't afford to buy one at the moment but I've created an alternate solution.
I took these three items I found at my local tip shop....
and turned them into this
I added a long nut and a few bolts but it still needs a bit of tweaking so I can get it to rotate but I'm half way there.
I've also added a rail on a cupboard and made a few plastic hangers to store some pretty ribbons and I've got lots more to hang yet
I'm really happy with how this spot is starting to look
Have you come up with some good storage solutions if so please let me know!

17 comments:

Narelle said...

Very clever!
It's not storage but I picked up to red/white cups before Christmas and displayed them with a tealight in each as Christmas Decorations.

trash said...

You clever and talented thing you! I am most impressed with your ingenuity and am loving the work area.

Sarah said...

That is looking great Jo!

Kerri said...

Love your ideas. I still need to get sorted. Hope to get scrapin soon

Melissa said...

Love your ribbon idea! Those things are so hard to store!

creativity amongst chaos said...

Wonderful ideas Jo! I love the way you can look at things in an "out of the box" sort of way and create something new to serve a purpose. Well done! Hugs to you, -Cori

wonderwoman said...

that is brilliant Jo - what a genius!!

x

Fiona said...

You are a Jill of all trades Jo - Love it :)

Debs said...

Great innovation :)

clare's craftroom said...

Aren't you clever ! Does hiding too much fabric from you know who count as a storage solution ?

Annie said...

I love tips that have a tip shop. We don't have one here ... yet! Very clever, and so many uses for other people's old junk.

Marg said...

Hi Jo,

I think I have that candleholder too, purchased many years ago and used when ever there is a blackout. Love your storage ideas.

Leanne said...

Clever idea it's fun to make things from bit ans pieces. It is very rewarding to see them come together. I like your nice tidy sewing room it puts mine to shame.

Susan In Texas said...

Very clever indeed! I love it when stuff gets repurposed into a new life.

Susan in Texas

Jenny of Elefantz said...

How cool is that!? Keep your toys coming...I love seeing your ideas!

Sandi Butler said...

Wow! I love how you've put that together - well done, Jo!
Have you seen the blogsite 'sew many ways' (sewmanyways.blogspot.com) she has lots of great ideas for storage.

Cath Ü said...

M hubby is good at thinking up really neat storage solutions from items that started out for another purpose altogether..... Love what you have done... and I also love the three little Raggedys you have n the last pis.. cute..
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