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.
Posted by Connie Eyberg Originals