Monday, June 18, 2007

Storage, Storage and more storage.

I thought I was going to have a coronary when I saw this cupboard at the Picket Fence Gals' sale. It's made from old apple crates and has lots of shelving inside! The little curtains are made from a vintage tablecloth, and are strung on elastic. My first thoughts were STAMP SETS! I CAN STORE STAMP SETS IN IT! But when I got it home, I decided it's going to hold paper, so that I can get my paper off the top of my desk. I bought the 2 all-wire locker baskets there also.



I also bought this great white chippy window screen for $6.00. Why would you buy a screen? Well for cards of course. The picket fence gals are BRILLIANT, I tell ya! Look what they did with their screens! They sewed POCKETS in them, and stuck flowers in the pockets. I'm going to alter my 6.00 white screen and put.......CARDS in them! YIPPIE FOR CARD STORAGE~!


I'm a huge fan of re-use, recycle. Look what you can do with an old bedspring! Here they've hung garden tools from it. I would take clothespins and hang cards from it! Ok, so tomorrow night I promise I'll get back to showing cards and papercrafts. And I promise, we'll get to a drawing too! For Crafty Secrets stuff!
















11 comments:

Pam/Iris said...

SCORE, LOVE all your finds LZ!!!
WOW, you did good! I saw some of those locker baskets a couple of weeks ago and passed them up. I didn't know where I would put them. I may have to go back and find a place for them, LOL!
I spy a card of mine on your cute little card holder thingy hanging on the wall Ü I love that too, so cute for cards!!

Elaine said...

OMG You are my kinda gal!! What a great time you must have had! I wish I could get my hubby to go along with me and do a treasure hunt too!! Well have fun and thanks for all of the great, cute and fun ideas for storage!! You are seriously rockin with those purchases!!! :)

Bevie Pearl said...

You are amazing with your finds!!

chelemom said...

You are the coolest girl!!! I wish I could look at stuff that way...I can only see it for what it was intended for!

doverdi said...

Great idea for the window screen. I'm anxious to see how you finish yours off.
It is just so amazing how you can recycle items for altering. I picked up some vintage clothing patterns on the weekend and intend on recycling them into tags. The nice thing is...they were free. lol I know I've started to look at yard sale items in a whole new way. Thanks for sharing your finds & ideas.

Anouk Martin said...

You must have had so much fun! Love the screen. That will look so cute with cards. Brilliant!

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

WOW Girl...you scored big time! Love, love, love the wire baskets and you little paper storage find! Sounds like you had TONS of fun!

twinks said...

Oh, how I wish we had something like this in our neck of the woods!! Thank you for sharing the picture of all the "raw" goods on your treasure hunt and I agree, your finds (and the extra for your coffee fund) were just a *steal*.

Julie Campbell said...

Man! Can I go shopping with you sometime!?! This kind of stuff just makes me happy!! Cool idea with the screen door! I would love to see pics when it's done!

HB said...

Oh to be able to look out your eyes!! I LOVE what you found LZ and I'm REALLY gonna love what you're gonna do to it all!!

Gwen Mangelson said...

I love it!
I have an old barn door in my stamp room that I hang samples from or tack them up!I purchased a few weeks ago a rectangular wire basket with hooks to hang on the wall and stick stamped things in for a display in my classroom! I love it and I love your ideas!

keep them coming!