What Should I Do With This??? (BLOG CANDY!!!)

You know the saying, "One man's trash is another man's treasure"???  Well, it's true.  And I'm living proof...

Sunday is "doughnut day" in our family and we go get doughnuts at the doughnut shop and coffee from Starbucks.  Anyway, this morning when we pulled up in the drive-thru line at Starbucks (because there is ALWAYS a line), I happened to look over at the dumpster and see this perfectly good wire rack sitting next to it.  Why would they throw out a perfectly good rack?!?!?

The Household CFO was not excited about this, but hung his head in shame anyway and went to get this beauty out of the trash for me, right in front of everyone in line.  Now THAT's love I tell ya!  :)

I just know I have the perfect use for it...I just don't know what it is at the moment.  Sooooooo, I'm asking for your help.  And, for helping me out, I'm offering up some yummy
Contents (all CTMH): two mini stamp sets, 1 sheet of textured stickers, 1 package of "sweet leaf/colonial white" embellishments and 1 package of ""twilight/colonial white" embellishments.

All you have to do is give me an idea of what to use this storage rack for. 
If I choose your idea, you win.  It's that simple!  Please leave a comment below by this Friday, January 14 to be eligible.

Good luck, and I'm looking forward to hearing your creative storage ideas!  :)


Angela R said...

This is awesome, that is so true one mans trash is another mans treasure,
So here are so ideas:
-equipment storage
or I would use it by purchacing some cute baskets and put your ribbon rolls in them and color coat them by tieing a colored peice from each bin to the handle on the out side. Like put all your red ribbon iin one, orange, yellow etc!

Angela R said...

P.S. my contact info is.... and my new recently started blog is...
Incase I get luckey enough to win or you just wanna say hello :o)

Scrappin' Sista said...

Oh!!! I would get cute baskets and store my supplies on the shelves in them. OR you could use them in the children's play area for toys and books which are stored in baskets. Way to go hubby! You scored in more ways than one. LOL!!!


Alison Day said...

I used to have something similar that I used in my front closet for shoes. Not very glamorous I suppose but as a fellow mother I'm always looking for ways to corral my kids clutter AND encourage them to put their own clutter away. Maybe it could be for their shoes? Or toys.
I like the pretty basket ideas though! Pretty trumps practical any day!!

Sarah said...

The first thing I thought of when I saw this rack was stamp pads. Then if you still have space maybe some of the boxed stamp sets.
I have a couple racks I've gotten from "trash shopping". I love it!

Maureen Reiss said...

Depending on how big it is, I think it would make a great paper rack. Thanks for the chance to win
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the cricutologist said...

You could use it for your Cricut Library.

Tanya said...

Yes one mans trash is another mans treasure!! I am like this all the time :)

I say use it for your cricut cartridges, or ribbon!

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BunnyFreak said...

Would be great for cricut cartridge, or books.

Heather said...

Very cool! I can't tell how big it is, but it looks like a great shelf for paper storage!
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debbiebakk said...

Too funny- I would have done the same thing and ask my husband to go get it for me- and he too would of... I thought to hang it on the back of a door if possible and store little containers of buttons and extra ribbons and flowers on the shelves.

Courtney Milburn said...

I would used it as a work in progress shelf. All those projects you just want to add something too, but taking care of the kids gets in the way of completion. I know how that is I have a 20 month old and 6 month old. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandy Ang said...

Perhaps store your embellishments in little labelled plastic containers. I recycle the transparent ones from supermarket that holds grapes or cherries. Brads, chipboards, flowers all fit nicely. And you can see easily see through the container to find what you need.

Nancy Watson said...

So funny! My husband would not have gone to the dumpster for me as he is mortified that I dumpster dive! But, I can't tell you how many things I have been able to get to organize our house with that way.

Anyway, my first thought when I saw this is if you put down some cardboard on the shelves you have the perfect place for storing your GlimmerMist. However, this would also work for re-inkers and ink pads (as I have one and that is what I use mine for). Also, you could get those tiered spice shelve things and put one on each shelf and store your wood stamps on this too.

Have fun with whatever you do!

Kate said...

With five of us (and one being my teenage daughter), I love shoe racks!! We've got some of these in our basement to store off-season shoes and boots.
If you are looking to use it in your craft room, you could use it to store your boxed stamp sets or purchase little baskets for ribbons and accessories.
DO post a picture of the rack in use once you've decided what to do!

The Mommy said...

LOL! I love the comments "hung his head in shame". Priceless! We have frequent "treasure hunts" in our neighborhood, because I'm obsessed with the goodies people toss out. Not just small items, but furniture! One house tossed two gorgeous lamps that I updated and now live on either side of our bed. I found two great dresser-type pieces that now house all of my business supplies. Don't feel shame, feel proud! You recycled/upcycled something and spent nothing to do it!

mirs cricut creations said...

i would use it my big shot machine some baskets for the embossing folders for it , and for my cricut cartridges to keep organize thank thank you for the opportunity my e-mail address

4boysisjoy said...

Trash to treasure! I live by it!!!
I thought hanging on the wall and putting spices on it or using other little jars to put embelishments on. I actually have tons of ideas but those were the first two that popped into mind!

carol said...

It resembles my classroom drying rack. I would use the small top shelf to hold paints and brushes for embellishing your works of art. The bottom racks can hold your projects as they are drying!