Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Just because something is sold for one purpose doesn't mean it can't be used wonderfully for something entirely different. A number of bloggers have provided some great examples recently.
Over at Apartment Therapy, folks who got this sauce boat as a wedding gift now use it in the entryway to hold their keys.
Apartment Therapy also suggests using a medicine cabinet in rooms other than the bathroom - in the kitchen to store spices, for example.
Danny Seo shows a mailbox used to stash garden tools out in the garden, right where you need them.
Over on Ask MetaFilter, there's a discussion of the many things that could be stored in a china cabinet besides china: books, liquor bottles, many kinds of collections.
The most extreme example? In a Citi ad, a woman who doesn't cook turns her kitchen into a walk-in closet for sweaters, shoes, handbags and such. Much thanks to organizer Lorie Marrero for writing about this and scanning the ad.
Creative Storage: Coal Scuttles
Tips from Good Housekeeping: August 2007