Tool Storage

By Janet Hickey / April 16, 2014

Tool Storage This a quick post… This is an ice tray used for making ice that fits in small mouth water bottles.  I’ve gotten three of them so far at thrift stores for $1 – $2 each.  New, they sell for about $4 at hiking and athletic stores. 10 1/4″ w x 3 3/4″ d…

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Unfinished Wood Boxes repurposed

By Janet Hickey / March 18, 2014

Unfinished Wood Boxes repurposed The second installment of repurposed bedroom furniture… Supplies: Two wood storage boxes purch online at – $30 ea with coupon TTL w/shipping $60 Four glass blocks used for bases (2 per base) – purchased at Lowes – $5 ea Total for both night stands:  $80 Finished Product: I couldn’t find…

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Shock and Awe – Library Sorter

By Janet Hickey / June 29, 2012

About a month ago I began volunteering at my local library.  Holy cow!  I didn’t have a clue as to the amount of work and organization that took place at a library.  It must have been a paper zoo when card catalogs were in use. Library – Box Label Sorter At any rate, in addition…

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Pantry Storage

By Janet Hickey / December 7, 2011

When we bought our house 8 years ago the kitchen pantry shelves were sagging in the middle. Always the crafter…we put chair legs in the center to support them until we updated the kitchen and decided if we were going to move the pantry. Well, one year turned into eight and we still have a three…

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Ideas I haven’t Shared Before

By Janet Hickey / October 31, 2011

I picked up the Flea Market Style magazine at the hardware store. Holy Cow! There were some really neat ideas in there. Below are pictures of some of the things I’ve done with “other” things.1958 Chevy fender wings ($1 ea at a car swap meet) = coat, bag hanger Fireplace Mantel ($8 at garage sale)…

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Bead & Small Things Storage

By Janet Hickey / October 30, 2011

Years ago I was lucky and acquired a 10 drawer flat file – 43″ deep x 54″ wide (actually, by now I have 2-10 drawer & 1-5 drawer flat files). The one below holds beads, jewelry in progress, findings, jewelry for repurposing and flat storage for prints and game boards (bottom two drawers).This 5 drawer…

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Weiner Dog – Metal Letter Stamp Storage

By Janet Hickey / October 24, 2011

I’m rearranging work areas in my Studio.I consolidated my metals work to one table, dedicating the other work table to sculpting. Moving things around usually means I come across something I haven’t had my hands on in a little while and then I’m off. Finding and reviewing some of the videos on got me…

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Some of This and Some of That + Wire Storage

By Janet Hickey / October 20, 2011

Some of This: (Just an FYI – I rescued you from a rant, this post was a page. I let it marinate and cut it back to the important basics…) – Searching the internet for a disc cutter I found Folks, if you have a question about the proper use of a tool –…

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While I’m on a "Roll" – Pun Intended

By Janet Hickey / July 14, 2011

I recently started using the Scor-Tape. I like it a lot. What I don’t like is that I have to have two hands free to use it (just a reason to build something). Desire: Design a box that would hold all of the various size rolls of Scor Tape I use that would let them…

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Metal Medley #4

By Janet Hickey / July 14, 2011

I knew right away what I was going to use the title plates for. Many years ago I made a foam core cabinet for melmine dessert trays I found at a garage sale (when I was young – they used these trays in our cafeteria – so I know they’re vintage). I glued wooden beads…

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Storage – Love, love, storage.

By Janet Hickey / July 9, 2011

I’ve been stuck lately – hence the delay in posting. Hoping straightening up my studio would get me creating again I began by making a storage unit for my variety of miscellaneous pens that weren’t organized. My current pencil/pen storage units sit out on my work table and are made of three cut up heavy…

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Book Sewing Frame – (Not your ordinary)

By Janet Hickey / January 28, 2011

Well folks – I spent the better part of today visiting with the boys. Michael, Dick and HL (Michaels Art/ Craft Store, Dick Blick Arts and Hobby Lobby). It’s been awhile since I’ve walked every isle to see what’s new and what could be used for something other than it’s original intention. It was a…

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Tools and Storage

By Janet Hickey / January 27, 2011

The SUN is out today! I want to share a storage idea that works for me. My three work tables are 4′ deep by 8′ wide and waist high. I put wheels on repurposed wooden file trays to help me organize my work space. My hand tools are assembled in the trays by use. This…

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