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« on: September 22, 2009 11:58:29 AM »



After a gracious gift of spools 'n spools of ribbon from my aunt, I needed a functional technique to store my cherished craft embellishment. Why not make it stylish storage as well?!?

With the clever help of my handy boyfriend, we designed this 2 foot x 3 foot freestanding storage rack for my collection of ribbon spools. Removable dowels hold the spools in place, allowing me to add more ribbon as I acquire it - much to my roommate's chagrin! My boyfriend lovingly constructed this piece for me on our apartment's tiny balcony. What a talented guy!

By using Minwax Water-Based Wood Stain in Island Water, the natural grain of the wood shines through, unhindered by the opaqueness of paint, and the dazzling blue hue makes it a welcome addition to any room in our home. Currently, it rests on a low bookshelf in our hallway, but we specifically designed it to be wall-mounted if space ever became a limited resource for us.

Let me know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2009 12:05:59 PM »

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009 12:07:43 PM »

great idea ;0)
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009 02:38:46 PM »

Very nice! You don't have a cat do you?  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009 02:51:44 PM »

That's fantastic!
Beautiful too Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009 03:15:59 PM »

I love this! It would work so much better than my current method. I would have to pin my ribbon to the spool as the kitties would eat it.
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2009 07:59:03 PM »

We do have a kitty, but lucky for me she's a burrower and not a climber! She doesn't venture any higher than our bed but I can't store anything on the floor either... Living with her keeps my creativity on its toes when it comes to home storage and decor! Grin
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2009 10:40:49 PM »

That is a really cool rack Smiley
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