New Use for an Old Friend...

June 28th, 2009 in member junk     
chippingcharm Laurel Putman, contributor
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Thats better...well almost.  As you can see I was 1 H short.  Oops :)

I get so frusterated by "clutter" on my kitchen counters but I'm an "outta sight, outta mind" kind of girl.  So for a while I just dealt with the unsightly vitamin/medicine containers by the sink.  Then I came across this spice rack in my junk stash.  I originally bought it to store little craft do-dad's (beads, buttons etc.) but found out it works great for meds too.  I just painted in the same color as my cupboards and filled the cute little bottles with an assortment of vitamins and painrelievers.  I used small round office stickers to label them on top out of sight.  Now I'm happy and my family is healthy :)

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, organizer, white, house wear, kitchen, shelf

Comments (10)

lamerex4 writes: As a former Poison Control Nurse, I really have to caution people about transferring medications to these type of containers. They are NOT child resistant. Even something as benign as a vitamin or over the counter medication can cause a poisoning hazard. It also makes it easier to confuse medications. At the very least, exposing some medications to light can affect their effectiveness. Please find another use for your spice racks! Posted: 5:14 pm on January 11th
MimiToria writes: What a cool re purpose you did Laurel. And how fun is that when Sue inspired the "Happy and Healthy" comment. Fun!
Gretchen Posted: 9:13 am on July 31st
LuAnn writes: Cool idea. Great repurpose. I have a couple of these--they'd look great in a bathroom also!

LuAnn Posted: 5:38 pm on June 30th
alicemom writes: Laurel,
I know what you mean about out of site & out of mind. Same way here! That is such a great idea. Thanks so much for the inspiring idea.
smiles, alice Posted: 10:24 pm on June 29th
CottageElements writes: Very cute and a great re-purpose. Love the idea of putting the vitamins in different (cuter) bottles but with labels on them so you don't get them mixed up :) We decorate everything, don't we. Ha! The scrabble letters sound like an adorable idea, too!

Lani Posted: 2:42 pm on June 29th
RustyDiva writes: Very charming chippingcharm! Posted: 2:17 pm on June 29th
shabbychick writes: Great idea - and so much prettier than the original packaging! The Scrabble letters will be icing on the cake!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 11:35 am on June 29th
chippingcharm writes: Thanks ladies...
Sue, I totally agree...Happy and Healthy...I think I'll use my handy little Scrabble letters to embellish those words right on there! Thanks for the inspiration...AGAIN :) Laurel Posted: 8:48 pm on June 28th
grannijo writes: What a cute idea for the vitamins are all over the counter..thanks for the idea!....sharon Posted: 7:37 pm on June 28th
suewhitney writes: Happy and healthy. Now that, my friend is a good way to be. This is a perfect use for your adorable spice rack. Very cute!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 6:14 pm on June 28th
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