Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Simple Fix - Should Have Thought of it Before Now..

Over the last few years I have tried several things to hold a lid rack on the inside of the cabinet door, without making it permanent, etc..  I used one of the heavy duty, stick on type of hooks and it worked fine, and lasted about a year and half, until the bottom of the rack got caught on the handle of a heavy skillet and pulled it loose when the door was opened. Did not remember what brand the hook was or where I bought it and tried a couple of different ones - none of which would hold.  The "light bulb came on upstairs" - make a hook to go over the door out a wreath holder that I already have.

Even tho it was light weight/flexible metal, cutting off the long part was not easy.  However, with a lot of persistence, and bending it back and forth  "umpteen dozen +1" times with a pair of pliers - wa-la!  It was a shiny chrome, so wrapped the part that would be seen on the outside of the door  with black electrical tape.
Pretty - No!        

Functional - Yes!
Now to find all the smaller lids that have magically disappeared into the "black hole", also known as the back of the cabinet.  Lets face it - Dab of This and That is not getting any younger, so the less I have to bend searching for something that got shoved into the "black hole" the happier my knees and lower back will be.

Linking up with "Share Your Cup Thursday" 

 In my rounds yesterday, stopped at  the produce market to buy some in season veggies and fruit. When got home, put everything away - or so I thought.  Fast forward - today needed to go to post office, and see if there were any empty boxes outside a liquor store (great for packing glass items that are being passed on to their new home).  Got in the car to leave - Good grief! The smell of ripe cantaloupe closed up in a warm trunk for at least 24 hrs. is not very pleasant.  Quick trip to post office, went to closest liq. store - no boxes.  Decided I did not have to have them today and not worth driving around looking for boxes with a stinky cantaloupe in the car.
Looks like I will be spending some time outside the next few days - No heat wave this week.....
 Oh - Where is the stinky cantaloupe now?  In my kitchen smelling  up the place.
Time to get off the computer, cut the cantaloupe up, put in container with a tight lid,  in fridge, and take the stinky rinds to the garbage.

Just another Dab of This and That ramble.
Have a great week!


Rattlebridge Farm said...

A great idea, Glenda!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Great idea for holding all your lids, if you can find them:-) Oh yes, I've done that before...good thing it wasn't the eggs.

Donna said...

Perfect idea for lids!
I am catching up with blog reading finally.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a great idea for holding your lids!

Looks like you've got nice weather while we're under a flood watch for the rest of the week.

The Old Parsonage said...

Well aren't you just a smarty pants:)

Love that idea.

Have a wonderful holiday!


Amy Burzese said...

McGyver. Great idea!

Patty said...

I love it when I can find new uses for things I already have around the house. Hope you find your lids! Happy 4th of July to you Glenda!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

What a clever idea, Glenda. Love your use of the wreath holder, and how nice to have your pot lids so accessible. laurie

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Great idea for the lid rack. I love cantaloupe, but boy does she smell! Thanks for sharing with SYC.