I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.
My husband and I got back late last night from a road trip to Ohio.
We were in the car for 13.5 hours yesterday.......12 hours were spent driving and 1.5 hours were spent sitting on I-70. A semi-truck had overturned and they temporarily closed the interstate while they cleaned up. Sitting in a car for 1.5 hours going nowhere was frustrating, especially when we still had 8 hours of driving to do.
But we made it home safely and that's the important thing.
Being away for a week means no new projects but I thought I would show you a little more detail of a couple of storage pieces in my studio.
(If you are interested in seeing my post for the "Where Bloggers Create" party and a tour of my studio space you can see it here).
This black storage piece was a $5.00 thrift store find.
On top of the piece is a metal tool box that I bought for $2.00 at a thrift store. It originally looked like this.
I cleaned it up and spray painted it white.
I then sawed off two pieces from a folding ruler and glued the ends to the tool box lid and base to keep the lid open and stabilized.
My original thought was to hang the tool box on the wall in this position and use it as a shelf.
But, quite honestly, I ran out of wall space in my studio and had no place to hang it.
So instead of wall storage, it became countertop storage.
I had collected four glass refrigerator water/juice containers over the past month or two and had not been using them for anything.
They fit great in the tool box and became storage for old game pieces.
In front of the tool box is the removable tool tray. I spray painted it white and am now utilizing it for additional storage.
I have six matching "Rexall" bottles that fit in the tray.
They are a great size to hold smaller items like thimbles and dice.
Another piece that I repurposed for storage was an old shoeshine storage/carrier (pictured on the right).
I don't have a before photo but it had a stained wood finish.
I painted it white and it is perfect for storing more of my trims and rick-rack.
One last item that wasn't pictured in my previous post was this old lunch box I bought at a flea market for $1.00
It sits on a small shelf on my typewriter stand and houses part of my stash of old folding rulers.
I still have LOTS of creative spaces that are linked to "Where Bloggers Create" to visit.
It may take some time but I hope to get to as many as I can.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by for a tour of my studio and for your nice comments.
It took some time to get it organized but I am excited to get in there and start creating.
Enjoy your week!