Monday, February 21, 2011

Vintage Storage














































As I gather more inspiration for storage for my altered art supplies I found some great looks on http://www.diyideas.com/

I had shown a pic of the use of canning jars on a post last year and I had saved this first pic in my files to make sure I used this idea... The second pic is of wire baskets or maybe gym baskets found at flea markets.... Milk containers are found at different places and make just the right look and great storage.... If you find yourself wanting to make a special area for your creating the shutter thought makes a neat back ground and also can provide some storage for old post cards and photos... Especially clever if you table or work spot is over a window for a window treatment.. Egg cartons are great for separating beads and small clasps ect. and can be stored layered a top one another in a old chest or wooden crate for the right look... And of course the suitcase have so many uses and I so love the look... As I have posted before I have 3 just stacked and used as a coffee table in my living room all filled with objects as tables cloths... linens and antique clothing that I change off from time to time... Of course the top is also holding a little vignette of vintage objects that set a top a silver vintage tray... For a bit of shabby and architecture a old metal grate can be secured for a shelf... And lets not forget those orphaned or divorced shakers that can hold glitters... broken pearls and beads and other small objects and add just the right touch to the vintage style work space... Feed sacks can also be used as decor while adding a place for laces or old linens ect. for cutting and using in altered art..... I am going to be on the look out for many of these budget friendly vintage finds this summer at garage sales and flea markets as my desires for a vintage work space are growing stronger.... As I find more ideas I will share them with you as you may want to add them to your creative space....

I am off to bake some chocolate frosted cupcakes and plan some meals as we have 2 of Tom's grandchildren today...and a couple more days as his daughter is having surgery this morning and will not be able to care for them for a few days... They will not be attending school today as it was cancelled because we have ice hanging everywhere and the roads and sidewalks are all iced over... The trees are hanging very low to the ground and I understand some of the surrounding areas are without power... I do not like ICE.... Stay safe everyone....








6 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Marietta Sweetie...
Oh what a beautiful share this morning. I am always using my old canning jars. I love that use and I have several old metal milk crates as well. I haven't gotten into my old wood crates and that is on my agenda for summer when I can get in the attic again, and get them down.

I love using old and making them new again. I thank you for the beautiful shares and ideas this morning. I love the one with the jars that they have hanging. I am going to study that one a little bit. I think it is workable with a few little edits.

Hope you have a beautiful week sweetie. I have been having fits with Blogger. It has stolen my dashboard and all of the blogs that I am following on my dashboard. It shows nothing right now, and tells me I am not following any blogs. It has been a week. Frustrated and finally decided to go through google reader so that I can see when you all post. It has been frustrating, but I am on it now. I will be back sweet one.

Have a wonderful week. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Ira said...

So many wonderful ideas to keep your stash! Only problem is that we all tend to have too much stash ;-) How did your cupcakes come along? Hope you have a lovely day with the little ones!!

Sandi said...

Hi Marietta,
I do not like this ice! Hubby is home from work today and they may not get power restored up there until Wed or Thursday so he may be home even more. Crazy weather!!
Love your inspriation photos!!
Blessings~

Candy said...

Well now one can never have too much storage, especially if she's a collector. Great ideas and inspiration. Thanks for the shout out and hope you always enjoy your visits to my place.
Tuesday Blessings to ya ;-)

shari said...

Love these ideas.... I actually saw the shutter idea in a book of mine about salvage style, and have my eye on some old yellow shutters to use! The jars with the string are wonderful, too!!

Thanks for sharing!

Zafer Ali said...

Nice blog. I have bookmarked it, WIll visit again.
coffee table with storage