Friday, January 30, 2009

Trash to Treasure

At the hospital, occasionally we have lunch brought in. And the caterers will occasionally bring these:


And they generally forget to take them when they leave, so the frames get thrown away. Well, this time I rescued them from that fate, and brought them home.


Then I used some old, leftover fabric from another project to make fabric linings:









And now I have fabric organizers in my closet, and I didn't spend a penny on them.

The fabric scraps will go in my scrap bin, and eventually into a quilt. The scraps that are too small to quilt with are already in the worm compost bin, because worms will eat fabric. Ergo, no waste in this project!





As you may be able to tell from these photos, the wire frames make some stacking possible. And although this closet may look messy, I now know where everything is in there and I can reach it easily. I even created room for my sewing machine, on the top shelf. I am rather pleased with my morning's work! Now it's back to the books - have a great weekend, everyone!

12 comments:

Susie said...

That is a wonderful idea Terri. I'm in favor for anything that helps us get organized. I hope you have a great weekend!

Carolyn G said...

Wow that is a fabulous idea!!!

Mildred said...

I love the organizers you created and I love the price!

Terri said...

Thanks, Susie - I hope you have a great weekend, too!

Carolyn, I got a lot of funny looks when I carried those frames out of the hospital! But I'm glad I did - they turned out exactly as I had pictured.

Mildred, the price was definitely right! Hope things are going well with you and Nalley!

Daisy said...

Very clever way to recycle and reuse,Terri. They are pretty and practical too! Hope you have a great weekend too. :D

Wolfie said...

Awesome idea. WTG!!!

Hope things are going well with your studies.

(((HUGS)))

WOLFIE

Terri said...

Thanks, Daisy - thanks for checking in and have a great weekend!

Wolfie, thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a great weekend, too! :)

Carolyn G said...

Thanks for you comments Terri!!

simple~needs said...

thats a great idea!

That Girl Who Likes To Go, Go, Go said...

Very clever use of things!

Thistledew Farm said...

Terri - Those look great! Awesome job

Terri said...

Go Girl & Melissa - thank you both! :)