“New Uses for Old Things” is one of my favorite sections of the magazine Real Simple.
Here are a few ways I have tried to find new uses for old things in my house:
What used to be an old rifle box….
… is now the perfect size organizer for wrapping paper and greeting cards.
What used to be a wine bottle gift box….
… now houses all my Granna’s scarves. (I used my other one to store candlesticks.)
What used to be jar candles….
… have been cleaned and now organize our office supplies.
This one is a double whammy. What used to be a retro planter and placemat…
are now a pencil/tool holder and a desk protector.
Using items for purposes they weren’t meant for is usually much more fun than using them for the reason they were made.