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Have you ever bought something and wondered later “Why on earth did I buy that?'” Bet you have if you are a regular shopper of garage sales, flea markets etc. Recently I bought this shelf for $5.00 at a yard sale. I really don’t know what I was thinking when I bought it, but at the time it seemed like a good shelf for my cans of spray paint. Or maybe a shelf for paper back books at the flea market! Well, the spaces between the shelves turned out to be too close together for spray paint, and I really don’t have or sell enough paper back books to justify taking up space for them.
The shelf sat in my garage for nearly 2 months getting on everyone’s nerves until finally on Saturday while organizing the pantry I had a brainstorm!
The shelf is a perfect place to store canned goods! So, I used some light green paint from the paint stash and spruced it up. Now I can see at a glance what canned goods I have! If you look closely you can see that I have 3 cans of spaghetti sauce! No, I didn’t buy that many because they were on sale, I just didn’t realize I had that many because they kept getting pushed to the back of the shelf!
Anyway, I love the shelf in it’s new spot. It is not deep and had to have a brace put on it to secure it to the wall, but I’m happy with my new organized pantry! (At least the canned goods are organized!) LOL
I would love to hear from you….tell me about something you bought and used for a different reason!
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