Up Cycled Containers

In  the last year or two I have learned something about myself.

I love bins…


Wood, metal, wire, new or old.

My parents let me barrow the one above, an old Pepsi crate that is divided up to separate soda bottles. I  plopped in a couple of glass jars and now use it to organize office supplies.

This box was somebody’s craft box before I got my hands on it. A $3 find at the thrift store. I painted over the original stenciling and used my own style of typography to personalize it.

Above, it is hung on the wall. How? Just put two screws in the back, wrap some framing wire around each and hang it from a Monkey Hook.

Not familiar with Monkey Hooks?

These are one of the best inventions for hanging heavy items on a sheet rock wall.
(to purchase click THIS link)
It’s convenient to hang narrow storage containers on a wall if you don’t have a lot of counter or shelf space.
But my family will be looking under our kitchen table for the supplies that are in the ETC. box. (#managingexpectations)
Along with everything else. 🙂
Want to see other ways to use old bins or crates?
This is an old bucket for magazines.
That old crate has been used in so many ways but I love it as an end table.
Under a kitchen island is an old milk crate that stores pot and pan lids. (click THIS post for more)
Wire basket for more magazines.
See the wooden bin under the bench holding hats? And the metal bucket holding natural pine cones?

It’s pretty easy to find used containers at The Goodwill store. (link)

There are so many uses for these old containers and they give a lived in and rustic look to a space.
I find them so handy, especially with having children. You can never have too many containers to throw junk in.
Enjoy your day and come again!
If you like storage, look in this STORAGE label for more blog posts.
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