Dish drying racks that sit on your counter can be bulky and unattractive and if you have a dishwasher, you probably don't use it on a daily basis. So I got to thinking... why not create something that can be pulled out of the cabinet when you need it, but rolled up and stashed away when you don't? Enter the over-the-sink dish draining rack.
Not everyone is blessed with large closet space. Instead of having to toss your clothes to make them fit, why not build your own garment rack?
I'm the type that only keeps magazines around for a short period of time before donating or recycling them, but I love the idea of having a small, rotating collection readily available to peruse. This simple DIY magazine rack would be perfect for storing a few faves!
So, how awesome is the really cool piece above? I wish I could take credit, but I can't - it was invented by my friend Jimmy. He's a prop master working on Hollywood films and TV shows and crafty by nature. When I saw this really cool piece in his home I had to know all about it! It looks like a mod piece of art that could be sold in a museum gift shop. It can be constructed with items found at the local home improvement store, and Jimmy was kind enough to share the full how-to with Curbly. So, read on!
Confession: when I was in college, I'd watch This Old House every Saturday morning. Granted, it was on during my shift at the broadcasting station, but I made it a point to shirk all my other duties so I could take notes during the episodes. (It was college, taking notes was like breathing back then.). They always had something useful for my DIY-self. Take, for example, this bracket-turned-magazine rack project:
I know, I know. It's June and we're not exactly in the middle of jacket weather. But this DIY industrial coat rack from you_have_broken_the_internet is so genius that I want to run out to the hardware store and make it immediately.
So, don't store everything on the shelves. Vertical storage is the way to go for small rooms, and it works equally well in other small spaces, like your kitchen cabinets.
Joe Provey created these back of the door racks with a few hardwood (cherry?) 1x6"s, and gave them acrylic faces to see the jar labels.
I can't think of a better way to put it, so I'll let the manufacturer describe the Vineyard from Pack and Rack:
Why hide a beautiful thing? Wine speaks to all your senses, not least to the eye. So why then tuck away a beautiful bottle of deepest red with a label that probably has been designed by a well known artist? Show your wine - let friends and customers admire this piece of art!
So incredibly simple, and so fantastically effective. With a simple Ikea ASKER knife rack, a hot glue gun, and fabric, the Farm Chicks show you how to create a custom kitchen organizer that puts a little flair in your functionality.
Jessica from HowAboutOrange made some paper. And THEN, she made a key rack with it. A little wood, a little paint, a few hooks, and you'll never be late again.
Not Martha gets very Martha-like with this horizontal shoe rack inspired by DWR's j-me shoe rack, which is on sale for $93.50 to $140.25 each. Although Not Martha doesn't say how much hers/his/their version cost, you can bet that it was a fraction of the DWR price.
My wife is short, and a high school teacher, so when we find school-appropriate clothes that actually fit, we keep ‘em as far from the dryer as possible. So, tired of having her wardrobe spread all over our living space while drying, I decided it was time for a drying rack. (Our back ‘patio’ has no space for a clothesline.) Problem is, commercially available drying racks may advertise 15 sq. ft of drying space, but that only works if you hang...