Friday, August 31, 2012

Organizational {Friday} Wine Rack Storage

Okay, did the title get you? No, this post is not about organizing your wine collection. I don't drink so I don't have any of that to organize. LOL! Anyway, my precious sister gave us a wine rack she didn't use several years ago. My hubby used it for a while for his sparkling water and a couple of wine bottles but in our new house, there is a built in wine rack in the kitchen. So, no need for this little beauty. Of course, I decided to recycle this one, and I thought I would share with you how I have used it. Sis, I hope you like what I have done with it. :)

The wine rack sits on top of my new fabric storage that I shared with you last week. If you missed that post, click here. I knew I wanted to put pencils and smaller things in cups on this wine rack but I didn't have any cups. I tried one of our plastic cups from the kitchen and it almost fit as I wanted it to. So based on the diameter and length of the cup I had, I headed to Target. The kids thought I was nuts measuring a cup. LOL! At Target I found a clear, plastic tumbler that was a tiny bit longer and a tad wider. Perfect--exactly what I needed. I purchased 10, and here is how they looked in the wine rack:


Just the perfect fit! I filled the cups with colored pencils, wooden embellishments such as spools and Scrabble letters, and also measuring tapes. This is the perfect storage for these items, and I think it looks pretty too. Here it is filled:


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I am sure you can find a wine rack inexpensively at a local Good Will or other thrift store or maybe you have an old one lying around. Have fun organizing, and I hope this has been helpful! Blessings to each of you!
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16 comments:

TLady said...

LOVELY IDEA Patter! (We don't "drink" either!) BUT, this would be a SUPER little rack to use for this! AND it looks GREAT!!!!!!! :)

June K said...

What a great idea. We have a wooden wine rack in the pantry. We don't drink so I'm not even sure what it is holding right now. I will have to go look at it and try to come out with a good idea. Thanks for getting me thinking.

Christina Connolly said...

Oh Patter, thanks so much for this tip! I have a similar wine rack that has been sitting in our garage because I could not figure out how to repurpose it, but I did not want to get rid of it. I love how you use it for more than pencils/markers. It would be great for some embellishments.

Grace said...

Looks great Patter!!! The glasses are even pretty and I love how pretty it is filled!

Sounds like you are getting settled in and I'd love to hear from you when you are, and are ready for a coffee/tea break some time!!! Just let me know as I'm trying hard not to bother you before you are settled!!! :)

hugs,
Grace

Natalie said...

Fabulous idea to repurpose. Great item to organize your embellies and I love the colorful pencils.

Joy said...

I must go on a search for a wine rack now. This would be wonderful on my table.

small wine racks said...

I didn't know that wine rack can also be used for variety of purposes as well ;) I like your ideas!

nomzam said...

Hi, Love the way that how you describe how to use wine racks in different purposes. Wine racks are not for just wine lovers we can use in different areas great post.

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Jessy said...

Daily use of a wine rack has to be manufactured from a fabric that's robust, whereas displayed wine are often terribly fantastically displayed in glass wine racks.

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Maureen Hayes said...

What a fantastic idea! Thanks SO much for sharing it. I have been struggling with a way to display my pencils, because I really like having them out for easy access, but I know they should be stored horizontally and was having a real issue trying to come up with a solution that worked. This is terrific. Now I just need to find an inexpensive wine rack somewhere. .. . Lol!

BTW, I am in Atlanta and am wondering where in NC you are? I would love to have a crafty friend nearby!

Thanks,
Maureen

Meema T said...

I LOVE this idea. I've been storing an antique wood wine rack for years, gave it away and it came back to me. I just couldn't find a use for it. This is super!! I'm sure THIS will work for me!

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Athalia said...

Cool idea! I didn't know that wine rack can also be used for variety of purposes as well.

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