Discarded Door Handles As Organizational Storage

Discarded Door Handles As Organizational Storage

Sarah Rae Smith
Feb 11, 2010

Last week we took a trip to our local Re-Store and came across bin after bin of old cabinet drawer handles. We kept thinking there was something fabulous we could do with them, but it wasn't until our friends at Readymade made mention of an organizational idea that our idea really came to fruition.

Now, we're always one for a bargain, so bins of handles priced at a mere $0.05 each, really sent us into a whirl wind. We thought about attaching them to cabinet doors to make a breakfast in bed tray, but since we not the eat-in-bed-type, it seemed a little pointless.

So earlier today when Readymade made mention of using these handles as holders for small items like scissors and paint brushes by mounting them to the wall, it all came clear.

Our new mission is to head back to the restore and pick up a piece of peg board and 50 or so handles. We'd like to attach them to the pegboard by using small screws (which are easily found there as well) and then hang the whole thing on the wall. We might hit them with a coating of spray paint first, as they aren't as pretty as the Restoration Hardware handles pictured above, but we're thinking a little pop of color might do some good.

We've been looking for a great way to store craft supplies and even if some things (like paint brushes and pens) aren't able to be held by the handles, we can always add an "S hook" and an Asker container to the grid as well.

(via: Readymade)
(Image: Restoration Hardware)

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