Creative Country Storage Solutions
Itís been proven that having an organized home begets a more organized lifeómaking effective use of your space and having designated storage spots for items can save you time and money and improve your state of mind.
However, if you are committed to country style, you might find that many organizers available in stores have a more contemporary flair than you would like. The solution? Repurpose old items in new ways to meet your needs. Here are six savvy storage solutions that offer a fresh take on old goods:
|2. To the Letter
Convert an old wood letter holder (readily available at thrift stores) into a handy container for homework helpers, such as pens, pencils, scissors and the like. Paint and stencil the holder and station it above a desk.
|4. Have Towel, Will Travel
Provide a stylish spot to stash extra guest towels by mounting a vintage travel hatbox thatís missing its lid on a bathroom wall. Roll the towels tightly to maximize the space available.
|5. Door Prize
Parts salvaged from old cabinetry can be transformed into a wall-mounted holder that both keeps your jewelry neat and also provides a delicate display. Team a larger door with two drawer fronts. Paint and distress the pieces and then attach an assortment of interesting knobs to the fronts of each. Secure the smaller panels to either side of the center panel with hinges to give the holder a dimensional look.
This project appeared in Country Sampler Living Simply. Back issues are still available.