Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cages for the Balls

What a week!  We were hit with stomach flu, strep and a bacterial skin infection all in one week!  I think we all need a lesson in hand washing! My fridge is full of antibiotics and we are thankfully on the mend. We missed our much anticipated trip to Yellowstone with my husband's family this weekend.  We didn't want to share our germs with everyone so we decided to stay home.  What a bummer.

  The projects for my son's room were put on hold, just as I started to build the headboard.  Inbetween the vomiting and clean-up, I did manage to pull the dresser project upstairs into his room. I think it looks great, I just need to get the right knobs.

 
I had to show you a picture of the ball cages I picked up at the thrift store, they fit perfectly on the dresser.   A couple of weeks ago, Shelley, from the House of Smiths created a fabulous pantry redo.  She put all of her bagged cereal in these metal baskets she picked up at the thrift store.  To my luck, there were a bunch at ours too and marked low.  Yay!  They are boy proof and help contain the million balls my boys have in our house.  I just may pick up some more!  Thanks Shelley for the tip!

Hopefully...I think the end is in sight for this room....... ;)

7 comments:

Diane said...

These cages are the baskets from a chest type freezer. The baskets slide across the lip inside the compartment when you open the lid. The freezer is so deep you would nearly fall in to get the stuff so the bigger items were in the bottom and smaller items were in the top baskets. Your frozen vegetables, etc. were readily accessible and did not "swim" to the bottom. Since chest type freezers are less popular now people do not recognize them for what they are but having two handles make them great organizers. Since they are usually made from aluminum for use in the frosty freezer they do not rust.

Tammy said...

Sorry to hear you missed the family trip but certainly sounds like you needed to stay home to rest up and get better. I have so many projects I want to do but just can't get motivated and you are still plugging away with your son's room even though everyone has been sick. Now that's dedication to the project. Great organizing! Best wishes, Tammy

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Thanks Diane for the info. I did not know they were for freezers-good to know! :)

Jessica said...

I have a few of those freezer baskets. We still have the freezers but have taken out the baskets. Now I have a great use for them. Thank you!!

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

That basket is great! Sorry to hear you guys are all sick!

Jill said...

Candace,
I am loving seeing all the crafts you and Nikki do. Amazing! I can't wait to see the bedroom all done. I love seeing all your great finds. I need to start shopping at the Thrift store and Goodwill. Just looked at Nikki's Etsy shop. So cute! I am going to need to order a birthday banner when she's selling them again. Plus maybe some cute letters for the fall.

autumn said...

love that blue color that you painted this piece. and the way you styled the hutch looks incredible. i can't wait to see the whole room all put together!

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