So I dropped by a yardsale the other day and found treasure. Well, maybe it wasn’t exactly treasure, but at the time it caught my eye and I knew I could do something with it. I spotted a lazy-susan spice rack for $1. I had it in my head that we could put pencils or paintbrushes in it. The outer “shelves” were round, and I wondered if I might be able to fit little paint bottles in that.
So I wandered home, cleaned the kitchen grease out of it and gave it a test run. Turns out the outside round slots are perfect size for my Liquitex acrylic paint tubes! I filled ‘er up, putting my paint tubes around the outside, and then painbrushes and other necessities on the inside. I put foam brushes in the very center, but I could also imagine putting a jar of water in the middle for rinsing my brushes.
So for $1, I repurposed a plastic spice rack into a DIY lazy-susan art caddy. There you have it folks. One man’s trash is another (wo)man’s treasure.