22 April 2009

I'm Lovin' Your Suggestions!

Thanks for the awesome suggestions that you've been leaving in the comments on yesterday's post! There are some really great ideas in there for what to do with my Coca Cola caddy.

I love the drink tray idea (chilled flavored pop like Stewart's would be so cute). I did think about maybe using it as a shelf in my son's room, but I just don't think he really needs it in there. I know I don't need anymore collections to hang around. The glass covered table idea was cool, too, but I'm not sure where I would put it. It doesn't necessarily go with the rest of the decor in my house.

I'm leaning heavily toward making it into a caddy for the kiddos' art supplies. I hadn't thought of using it for that before and I love the idea! I recently saw this super cool thing in Pottery Barn Kids' catalog:

But since I just won't pay $50 for it, I've been thinking of all kinds of ways that I could make my own. Maybe my own was right under my nose and I didn't realize it. I'm going to explore how I can make this possible. The wooden dividers in the Coke caddy don't go all the way down, so I would need to have little containers to fit in the slots. I'll need to see what will fit.

Katie at Making This Home posted a tutorial on recycling tin cans the other day and possibly I could use those to slip in the slots. Hmmmmm........

Feel free to keep those ideas coming!


Jamie said...

I love the art caddy idea! I had one in my room in my younger years and it was the perfect place to store my music collection...all those cassette tapes fit perfectly in there:) I suppose that would no longer be a practical idea.

Raggedy Girl said...

I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Roberta Anne = Raggedy Girl

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

If you can't find cans or buckets to recycle you could just use plastic Solo cups (just make sure whatever you use is galvanized if it's going to get wet at all). They are very sturdy and inexpensive, and you could just pop them out and replace them as needed.

I forgot to tell you the other day that I saw you were reading Creative Correction. Love that book...it's awesome. It's been a long time since I read it, but it has fantastic stuff in it. I saw her when I lived in Illinois and she was over in Missouri...she's a lot of fun. Did you know she's new with Women of Faith now?

Angela said...

Oh cool! I love old vintage things like that (and I love anything Coca Cola, being from the south LOL!) You *might* try those little seedling pots (like the little black plastic thingys that you buy seedling plants in?) to see if they would tuck into the slots. It looks about the same size. Or, if your goal is simply to make a "solid" divider all the way down in each caddy hole, you might find that cutting cardboard to size and folding it into the creases would work. I'll keep thinking! I love it when you can create something really neat out of stuff you already have. You might also check with Melissa Lester over at http://alittleloveliness.blogspot.com - she is super creative this way.