Dish drying racks that sit on your counter can be bulky and unattractive and if you have a dishwasher, you probably don't use it on a daily basis. So I got to thinking… why not create something that can be pulled out of the cabinet when you need it, but rolled up and stashed away when you don't? Enter the over-the-sink dish draining rack.
I’m the type that only keeps magazines around for a short period of time before donating or recycling them, but I love the idea of having a small, rotating collection readily available to peruse. This simple DIY magazine rack would be perfect for storing a few faves!
You can snag the basic materials (2x3s, cording, screws) for cheap from just about any hardware store. After that, you’re just an easy afternoon project away from displaying your current reads in style — check out the full tutorial on A Beautiful Mess! Continue Reading
Great for small spaces, big entryways, studios, or even guest rooms, this rolling coat rack is the perfect pop of color for any space. Also? It’s totally DIYable and costs less than dinner and a movie!
Heather Peterson, known around the interwebs as hrrrthrrr, created this cheerful little coat rack from common hardware store items and has a slew of great ideas for how to use it: for laundry, to plan outfits, to keep sewing projects organized, and, of course, as a coat rack.
So, how awesome is the really cool piece above? I wish I could take credit, but I can’t – it was invented by my friend Jimmy. He’s a prop master working on Hollywood films and TV shows and crafty by nature. When I saw this really cool piece in his home I had to know all about it! It looks like a mod piece of art that could be sold in a museum gift shop. It can be constructed with items found at the local home improvement store, and Jimmy was kind enough to share the full how-to with Curbly. Continue Reading
Confession: when I was in college, I’d watch This Old House every Saturday morning. Granted, it was on during my shift at the broadcasting station, but I made it a point to shirk all my other duties so I could take notes during the episodes. (It was college, taking notes was like breathing back then.). They always had something useful for my DIY-self. Take, for example, this bracket-turned-magazine rack project: I know lots of us are bummed out at the magazine organizers at our local office supply stores… so why not make something unique and fun to keep all our DIY-zines in place? Continue Reading
Recycle Art points us to this fabulous bicycle tire magazine rack via papaia meccanica. No word on how to DIY it, but that frame looks suspiciously like my yarn tote. As far as attaching the tubes, does anyone have any ideas? The close-up below almost looks like they were sewn. If that’s the case, I’m guessing an awl would be needed to make the holes for the needle.
I know, I know. It’s June and we’re not exactly in the middle of jacket weather. But this DIY industrial coat rack from you_have_broken_the_internet is so genius that I want to run out to the hardware store and make it immediately.Even though I’m lucky enough to have a coat closet in my entry way, I’d still love to make this to stand next to the front door. The shelf at the bottom would come in handy for my shoes when I walk in the door after work, and I think my purse and laptop bag would do much better hanging off the side of this rack than on the back of a kitchen chair which is where it usually ends up slung these days. Continue Reading
Finding space in your cabinets to store all your gadgets, cookware, and pantry items is tough enough. But all those cooking staples, oils, vinegars, seasonings, herbs, and spices can totally break your kitchen’s proverbial back. There simply isn’t enough shelf space to hold it all.
So, don’t store everything on the shelves. Vertical storage is the way to go for small rooms, and it works equally well in other small spaces, like your kitchen cabinets.
Joe Provey created these back of the door racks with a few hardwood (cherry?) 1×6″s, and gave them acrylic faces to see the jar labels. Continue Reading
I can’t think of a better way to put it, so I’ll let the manufacturer describe the Vineyard from Pack and Rack:
Why hide a beautiful thing? Wine speaks to all your senses, not least to the eye. So why then tuck away a beautiful bottle of deepest red with a label that probably has been designed by a well known artist? Show your wine – let friends and customers admire this piece of art!
It’s not the first wine of this type I’ve seen, but somehow, this one just seems to get it right. Continue Reading