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Monday, February 13, 2012

DIY No Cost Wire Cutlery Holder


Just a reminder, I was coveting one of these ...

Then I saw one of these ...

But when I saw the price ($26.99), my "budget conscious thrifty self" stepped in and said no way.  Damn that thrifty self! :)

So, I decided to use what I already had and make a DIY No Cost Wire Cutlery Holder.

This is what I came up with ....

What do you think?

I used a round self painted white & turquoise wire basket (thrifted at a yard sale for $1), some old white coffee mugs, and some highball glasses we don't use much.  I fit them all neatly into the basket and then added our cutlery, and the kids as well :)  The kids at the front and all the sharp pointy knives at the back in the glass jars, away from little fingers.


I used an old white vase which was the perfect size to store our larger knives. And our other utensils (most of which are in the dishwasher instead of the photo, hehe) are now in a white tin vase that I also got at a yard sale for $1. Then I placed them all in a white tray (also something I had thrifted for $2 and painted myself) on our kitchen counter. 


So given I already had everything, it actually cost me nothing.  Not too shabby. :) 

I'm still considering swapping out the coffee cups for glass jars.  Hmmm...

Now I've just got to stop automatically opening the cutlery drawer when I want something! Hehe.

:) Julie

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19 comments:

  1. I think it's very cute... and very creative! I love repurposing things rather than buying new!

    I'm a new follower from the Linky Followers Party Hop!

    Sue (Cookie's Mom) - http://cookieschronicles.blogspot.com

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  2. Great idea Julie! I'm stopping by from Homeroad.
    I see those baskets in the thrift store all the time, I will look at it with new eyes next time! I think I'd like mine spray painted with a zinc finish! Love it!
    Susan

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  3. What a unique idea! I couldn't see very well in the first photos, and I thought maybe you'd used a canning jar kit that goes inside the actual canner pot. Hmmmmm..... Something to think about! Yours is so cute though! I love how everything came together for you!
    Leslie Anne

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  4. I love it! I have severe lack of drawer space in my kitchen and I keep all our utensils in a wire holder too. Not as special as yours though. I love how you grouped it all together in the tray. It looks great and you can't beat the price. thanks for sharing! ~Heidi

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  5. So, you keep your out in this all the time?? I have been wanting to do something like this because I don't have very many drawers in my kitchen. It has always seemed silly to me to use up a whole drawer on forks and spoons!!

    Can't wait to read more of your blog. I need to serious inspiration!!

    Came over from Not Just another Housewife.

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  6. Found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest follower. I hope you have a chance to visit and perhaps become a follower of mine as well.

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    1. Hi, thanks for following. i'm a current follower of yours too!

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  7. very cute idea! This would work great in a craft area too for storage.

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  8. Great idea and I love all of that white. Thanks for linking with cowgirl up and I hope you come back again next week.

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  9. What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week!

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  10. Hi Julie! Thank you so much for sharing your cutlery holder! I LOVE IT!!! I will be featuring it tonight at Project Queen's Highlight Party.

    Mandy

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  11. What a really clever idea, I so love all the wire cutlery holders. Your's is so pretty and can't be better than thrifty. But she looks expensive. You really did a great job. My fingers are crossed that you will share this at Sunday's Best going on now. PS - following you on Linky!

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    1. Thanks Cathy! I've love to link up. Thank you for the kind invite! x Julie

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  12. Wanted to stop by and thank you for joining in on Sunday's Best, it was real sweet of you. I so love your wire cutlery holder, really very creative. Your chicken wire 3 D frame is pretty special too. You're pretty creative. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best! Hope to see you again next week!

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    1. Thanks Cathy! Look forward to linking up again! x Julie

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  13. I so love this idea, I am going to have to pin it. My daughter is 2 and she has been able to get in the utensil drawer for a long time and for the life of me couldn't figure out what to do about it, I have a solution now so thanks for sharing. I never would have came up with the coffee mug idea, BRILLIANT! I definitely hope you can come and share this with my readers at my cheap finds and transformation party, this is just so clever. If you are interested, here's the link and have a marvelous weekend. I am your latest follower! http://www.thescottscrib.com/2012/01/lathrifta-strikes-gold-lathriftas-cheap.html

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  14. Great solution to your dilemma! I really LOVE that first utensil holder pictured... Drooling a little! Thanks for sopping by and checking out my coffee table! - Susan from Uniquely Yours or Mine

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  15. Very creative and cute! I'm thrifty as well and always trying to come up with a knock off or thrifty version of things. Great job! I'm your newest follower using the new linky following too. Would love to have you come and visit my blog.

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