I’ve got cans. Nice cans. You’ve got nice cans too. Doesn’t it seem a sin to throw away such beautiful pieces of metal?
A while back, I was inspired by a cylindrical storage system I saw on Apartment Therapy, which they had pulled from Elle Deco (I don’t read French, but I believe the designer’s name is Pil Bredahl). I knew leftover food cans were the answer.
Cans are the perfect sizes to hold all my incidentals that I have to keep by the door, lest I walk out without my metrocard, sunglasses, lip balm, etc. If I put them in a drawer, these items are inevitably forgotten. So I upcycled cans to hold all my biznis. This cylinder-ridden cubbyhole system will grow and grow as I consume more coconut milk and luscious San Marzano crushed tomatoes - it’s going to be huge eventually!
- Used food cans
- Liquid Nails or some sort of metal-on-metal epoxy
- Large office clips or hardware store clips (at least 2 per can)
Costs = <$5:
- Liquid Nails or some sort of metal-on-metal epoxy = $3.49
- Everything else = free or already available around the house
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Great cubby project. Just add some super hot spray paint (Like A Krylon shade of yellow) and you are set!