Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Almost-Instant Shelving

I love carpenter's carryalls, and snap them up whenever I find them.

I think they help me feel connected to my Grandfather, a man I never met, but who sounds like someone I would have liked to have known. I attribute my love of re-use to him. He was a very handy guy. His carryall is one of my treasured possessions. I use it to hold our flatware.

I found this lovely green one at the auction many years ago. For a long time, it held my art supplies. When we did over the kitchen earlier this year, the art supplies moved to a cupboard and I hung the carryall on the wall. As easy as that, we had two extra shelves and a hanging rod.


John McMahon said...

We have one of these in our garden. It's packed with pansies and other annuals, and sits next to the Madonna. In her shadow, there is a nest of tiny hairless bunnies, whom we visit every day, to make sure they're alright.

So far, so good.

Love your blog, by the way!

Amy* said...

This looks great! I love the color and the tea cups look lovely. Now I'm on the hunt for an old tool box to display my tea cup collection.


Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

nice! very creative! I need one...