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Monday, February 22, 2010

Wine rack as yarn storage

All of our talk of getting organized inspired me this weekend. We rearranged and finally moved our empty wine shelves out of the living room. There's nothing sadder than an empty wine shelf. Have no fear, the wine has found a new fancy home. But back to the lonely little shelf that was banished to the craft cave. Ta Da! A pretty rainbow of yarn storage. And more drawer space to boot! Ultimately, the shelves will be moving to a space where there is no direct sunlight. These little shelves would also be perfect for jars of notions and baubles. Now if I could only find a use for all those empty cigarette cartons. I kid, I kid.

Of course, as soon as I finished my happy little display I found another GIANT tub of yarn. I have a vice, y'all and it isn't wine. Must step away from Michaels.

Note: as requested by Alix from Modern Kiddo, here is where you can buy your very own inchworm. Isn't he an adorable blast from the past?

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Blogger strawberry lemonade girl said...

This is pretty genius....and so colorful! I can't knit to save my life, but it's so colorful I feel like I need to have amazing balls of yarn in my living just to make me smile!

As great as this is, however, can we discuss the AMAZING GLOW WORM rider thingy in the corner??? I love that guy!!! Is this vintage? I forget his cute!


February 22, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

That is an incredible idea for space saving! I love it! Maybe I could buy a wine rack an stick my sewing fabrics, felt in the cubby holes and it would double up as cute decor! Seriously, genius!

February 22, 2010 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger alexis maia said...

Another great idea! I have to tell you: I love the way you two write -- casual, funny... ciggarette cartons! You slay me. Although, that could be a funny April 1 post. ;)

February 22, 2010 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Thecitycradle said...

I love this! What a great idea. I too have an empty wine rack that would look just lovely filled with yarn. Thanks:)

February 22, 2010 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...


February 22, 2010 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

i like how you're all humble that your wine has it's own bedroom.

February 22, 2010 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Jaimie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! : ) I wish I had the space for something like that. My yarn just sits on one shelf of a bookshelf. I love yarn!

February 22, 2010 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

oh love this, yarn is so pretty on display! my mom uses her empty wine rack to hold her vintage rolling pins!

February 22, 2010 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger Jacinda said...

you could also use those shoe holders, the kind that are boxes and hang from the rod in a closet!! right?

February 22, 2010 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger Jacinda said...

Jaime-I'm thinking of filling Rick's Wine "Cellar" with balls of yarn as a nice surprise for him. Do you think he will like it?

February 22, 2010 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

it's hard to say, he might prefer the cigarette cartons?

February 22, 2010 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Ellabel said...

You know, I never realized those were wine shelves. Duh. This looks so colorful and fun!

February 22, 2010 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Snot Head said...

I am in love! Not only do I love wine, but I have a ridiculous stash of yarn. I just continue to buy more. My family keeps buying me Michael's gift cards...So I will blame them! I had thought about the hanging shoe rack with the boxes as well. I think it would look really cute and chic to have a nice light colored wooden pole on one wall of a room with those hanging racks going across it and tons of yarn stashed! I wish I could do this right now, but my husband would have a coniption. I have my yarn stashed in Sterilite 3-drawer plastic "dressers" at the moment.

February 22, 2010 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger ange_moore said...

What a fabulous idea and it looks spectacular too! If only I had some lovely wine racks like you - mine are the open wire type - but now you have me thinking!

February 22, 2010 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger The Oxford Family said...

Love those! Where did you get them?

February 22, 2010 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

The yarn is so pretty displayed like this! Love it!

February 22, 2010 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger cate said...

O My Goodness! I'm tempted to run out and buy wine racks and yarn just to copy you!! Great idea!

February 22, 2010 at 8:03 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Wow-really colorful and creative! Now if only I had a bunch of yarn and could knit (=

February 22, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Anonymous Ali said...

Really terrific! I wish you gals could help me with my storage problem for jewelry! I have jewelry coming out my ears and no great place to keep all of my favorite things from my grandmother, etc. Any clever solutions?

February 22, 2010 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Crystal Arcand (3Stairs) said...

*GASP* I love it! I want it! I'm asking for a wine cabinet for my birthday!!

February 23, 2010 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger Cindy McVey said...

Genius AND pretty! TFS!

April 20, 2010 at 6:43 AM  
Blogger Tif said...

This is brilliant! I have the same yarn vice. We could form a support group! :)

June 16, 2010 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger BabyFeet said...

What a great idea, and it looks fabulous too!

July 14, 2010 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Umbaugh said...

I think i am going to have to talk my husband into letting me turn my art corner into a "prettier" art corner lol. Right now it looks like a tornado came through! I love all of your ideas

October 31, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Sea Pinks said...

This is a fantastic idea and arranged so beautifully!

March 19, 2011 at 4:43 AM  
Blogger chelmcp said...

Very cool, it's an awesome idea, so colorful and pretty! Only downfall I see is if you have curious cats, having the yarn that low could be an issue, and messy.

June 8, 2011 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Simply Greener Things said...

This is amazing!!! I love it :)

June 8, 2011 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Wimzie Prints said...

Awesome. I posted a link to this at reCraft Magazine...

June 8, 2011 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

Where did you find such cute wine racks through?

January 30, 2012 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

Where did you find the cute wine racks though??

January 30, 2012 at 7:40 PM  

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