When the thin glass shade to one of our light fixtures cracked, I grabbed a few supplies from around the house and made a new one. ;) Note: this light fixture is rarely ever used due to
French doors and a window in this space as well as the dining room light flooding this small out-of-the way room too. Please take safety into consideration (perhaps low wattage bulbs, never incandescent and a high heat/temp paint or a flameproof coating. See tutorial for link.
My pantry was a hot mess and I could never find what I needed, so I decided it was time to do something about it. I emptied it out, painted and stenciled, and thoughtfully replaced
everything. I'm happy to say that over a year later it is still organized! Click through to the post to read more and find links to the products used. http://www.domesticimperfection.com/2012/02/...
Commented on Apr 29, 2013
I once worked for a scrap yard and like Jeanette above says... the wire baskets and trays work
good out of old refrigerators, and SO do the slide out plastic ones for other odds and ends, packets, etc! Try freecycle.com or looking for a place that recycles metal appliances and asking if you can have them if they are nice they will give them away, it wouldn't hurt offering them a few bucks if they say no because usually they just throw the plastic away and possibly the baskets too. :)