Tin Can Repurpose: Organize Art Tools

Me thinks summer is at end. It was 70ºF (21ºC) this morning, a bit breezy, Saw Man wants to cover the pool and winter coats are on sale. *sigh*  I guess it’s time to de-clutter, organize and start putting things away; especially in my Art Dreamspace room.  I need to organize my small hand-held tools and Pinterest has a TON of ideas.  I decided to repurpose tin cans – my favorite old “go to” standby. I’ve used tin cans for art projects, wedding décor, punched lanterns and now to organize my small hand-helds.

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Clean vegetable tin cans and a worn Lazy Susan I purchased from the Goodwill Store fit my needs. For the cans I needed decorative papers, a ruler/pencil, Washi tape, brush, scissors and Mod Podge.

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The Lazy Susan was spray painted with Valspar Satin Whipped Apricot, a buttery yellow. It was in such bad condition, that it took four coats.

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I laid the can on its side, measured how much decorative paper I’d need to wrap completely around it and glued it on with a lot of Mod Podge.

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I added cutouts and Washi tape for contrast.

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I like to remove a can now and then to use at different work areas.

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But, they could be glued or screwed to the Lazy Susan for stability. This is such an inexpensive, creative and great way to repurpose – not to mention that this room is getting a much needed Fall de-clutter!

Have a good week! – – Joanne

Weekend Finds: Show Ribbons, Tool Bin, Settle Bench Shelf

Had a great time traipsing through junk and thrift stores this weekend with my better half. We found a lot of cool things.

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Couldn’t pass up this little ‘settle bench’ shelf/drawer.  

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I’m thinking that it’d make a sweet ‘washi tape’ organizer by placing a piece of dowel rod across each of the three curves.

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Hmmm. What can I do with horse show ribbons?

If you have any ideas I’d love to hear from you. I picked up several.

 

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Wonder who ‘Lady’ was? Obviously she was someone’s beloved  horse who placed fourth in 1966 –  almost 50 years ago! Love the rosette medallion.

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Not sure what the intended use was for this handmade solid wood cubbie bin. 

Was it a mail sorter? Probably a tool bin.

The name plates are long removed.

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Ribbon wheels, fabric squares, small craft paints would fit nicely

inside the 12 cubbies, don’t you think?

 

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I don’t think the drippy duck egg blue paint or the exposed wood detracts. 

Its rustic-ness actually looks warm.  

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Looking forward to an upcoming weekend junk trip get-away in June. Can’t wait!

 

Have a great week! – – Joanne