Monday, June 14, 2010

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday Bargains for my Studio

My first nifty thrifty item for my first nifty thrifty Tuesday is this under the shelf storage piece. I had been looking at these in the stores and really didn't think I needed one that bad...until I saw one for 50 cents at a garage sale! I bought it even though I wasn't crazy about the yellow.

I bought some white satin spray paint that is made to work on plastic, rubber, metal, glass, and everything. I sprayed it and now it works perfectly to hold a notebook, my safety glasses and other items in my studio.

My next item was a pair of divided bins. Again, I wasn't sure what I would do with them but hey, 25 cents for the pair!

They worked pretty darned good in my drafting table drawer!

These are a little hard to see in this top photo, but they are tubes for drawing blood and holder (unused because they were expired). The middle set is a stand, but the tubes are cigar tubes. All free! My sister-in-law worked in a lab at the hospital and my friend's husband smoked cigars. These were perfect for my beads. But again the yellow...and some blue.
Below is a photo with the stands spray painted white with the same can I used on the under shelf unit. The can of paint cost about $5, but what a difference it made and I still have paint left over. So, not so bad if you divide the cost.

Below is one of my favorite finds. It is a light box table formerly used at Union Pacific Railroad. $10.00! I couldn't make one for that.

This is my first 'nifty thrifty Tuesday' and I can't wait to see what everyone is showing!


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Welcome to NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS...hope you are having a fun time! Those tubes seem to work great for your beads.


Leanne said...

Great finds. Thanks for your well wishes. I went to the doctor today and got meds, so hopefully I'll be on the mend soon. I look forward to you joining the next We're Organized Wednesday on June 23rd.

Terri said...

Love all the glass in your studio...a fantastic creative space!

Katsui Jewelry said...

Such clever storage...and rummage sale things...I love it!


Sylvia Drown said...

Wow! What a great Creative Space!! Thanks for sharing!! And thanks for stopping by Baxter's Mom and for your nice comments!!