Monday, October 17, 2011

Crafting!: Display Winter Wrappings

Brrr! It's been awfully cold here some mornings! One morning last week I woke up to -10C and a frost so thick it looked like snow! Another morning it did snow- just a little bit of that stuff that looks like styrofoam balls. Winter is coming sooner than I'd like and all that winter weather means it is time to pull out the tuques and scarves.
Our winter wrappings have previously resided in a cloth bag hung in the closet. But this means that every morning we basically have to dump out the bag to find the right tuque or mittens. Soooo, it was time to come up with a better solution!
About a month ago, I went to visit our local "Share Shed." This is a building located on the site of the dump, where people can take stuff that they no longer want, but is too good to throw out. Everything is free in the Share Shed and you can take whatever you want. The last time I was there, I found this vintage suitcase that is in mint condition. It reminded me of some of the suitcases my Great Grandma had. I brought it home, although I had no specific purpose for it in mind (a dangerous thing!). But a purpose came to me yesterday, as I was pawing through that cloth bag, trying to find a scarf.
I filled it with all our winter attire and it looked lovely. But one problem, it didn't really work to have it just sitting on the ground. So I had to build a table for it.
The table I made using the old boards from the fence the neighbour ripped down, plus the scraps of wood from the new fence he put up. I even re-used the nails from the old fence for this project. It was 100% free to build this table and it is made from recycled materials. Whooo whooo! I love the shabby "barn wood" look to this table. And it is a perfect stand for my suitcase. And just think of the beautiful displays I can have on this table in the Spring!


  1. your ingenious and artistic. love it!

  2. So smart! I love it! I used to keep my barbie clothes in an almost identical suitacase- Snow- yikes!!!! I love the table too- re-used wood is the best : )


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