One of my all-time favorite finds is an old screen door I got off of freecycle. If you don’t know what freecycle is, I’ll fill you in! Freecycle is an email group for your local area. It is a place where people post things they are getting rid of for FREE! Sometimes it is leftover garage sale items, and sometimes it is clothes, furniture, or just things they had lying around. Either way, you are helping the environment by giving away or picking up items so they don’t sit in our local landfills taking up space. You can find it at www.freecycle.org.
Once you get to the site, you search for your city and join the group. When you join, most groups will ask you if you want to get individual emails, a group of emails at some point in the day, or if you want to go online and check it when you have time. I strongly suggest you chose to get individual emails. You may want to set up a separate email account for this. Either way, you want to check it often because the good things go fast! For most groups, you will have to wait for a moderator to approve you before you can begin getting emails.
So, back to my favorite find… this old screen door was perfect! Rustic, chippy paint.. I LOVED it!! At first I used it in my kitchen as a magnet board for all of our pictures. At the time, the refrigerator we owned did not have a magnetic front, so this was a great alternative. It was WAY cute! This was perfect for hanging up invites, pictures of the boys, and all of their school work or art.
When we moved, I really didn’t have a space for it anymore, so I was clueless as to what I was going to do with it next. Then, I had a great idea!! Use it for all of my jewelry!! I was constantly getting all of my necklaces tangled, and most of the time, I really didn’t know what all I had because there was just too much to see!
I grabbed my door and a set of clear push pins and got to work. I decided to create a jewelry organizer!
Here is the finished product…
Here is close up of the push pins. I also hung up my rings…
The screen in the door makes for a great place to hang your earrings….