What could I do with this candy rack?

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My daughter had this in her college apartment and now doesn't want it. It was heading to the curb for the scrapers. I wonder if anyone has any cool ideas for it instead. I am always impressed with the ideas I see here, so I was hoping for some inspiration. Thanks!
q what could i do with this candy rack, crafts, diy, repurpose unique pieces, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas, Metal candy rack on wheels with wire shelves The yellow sides are plastic and can be removed or painted
Metal candy rack on wheels, with wire shelves. The yellow sides are plastic and can be removed or painted.
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  • Michele Alexander Michele Alexander on Dec 02, 2015
    After a make over a funky spice rack or bathroom knick knac wrack?
  • Frances Kirkwood Frances Kirkwood on Dec 02, 2015
    refitted as a cd rack maybe
  • Janiel Phillips Janiel Phillips on Dec 02, 2015
    Can it be used as a wine rack?
  • Carolyn Carolyn on Dec 02, 2015
    I might take off the wheels, flip it the long way. add lights and make it into an over-the dining-room table chandelier.
    • Joanna Joanna on Dec 04, 2015
      Now that is a funky idea! I checked the shape out and it wouldn't work, not to mention my husband would think I was crazy! 😀
  • Carole Bisby Carole Bisby on Dec 02, 2015
    Storage for hats and gloves?
    • Joanna Joanna on Dec 04, 2015
      Maybe In your neck of the woods,Carol, or in our former home in Ohio, but we live in Florida now. Maybe beach towels and sweat rags! LOL! Or beach hats and gardening gloves! 😀
  • Liz Guest Liz Guest on Dec 02, 2015
    Remove the yellow sides, paint it baby blue or pale pink and give it to a church or daycare center as a diaper and wipes holder!
  • Cyndee B Cyndee B on Dec 02, 2015
    Do you know how many of these kinds of displays end up in the land fill???? Tons of them!!!
    • Joanna Joanna on Dec 04, 2015
      That's why I want to repurpose it. I do believe that the scrapers would take it from my trash to recycle for cash if I did throw it out. They come by every trash day and I don't mind them taking anything they can sell if it helps them out. 😀
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Dec 02, 2015
    I would remove the yellow advertising and use it to organize my daily work. It appears to have seven racks? One for each day...books for book club on Monday, grocery store flier and coupons for shopping on Tuesday, etc.
  • Mary Mary on Dec 02, 2015
    It would be great for the craft room. Bins could be placed on shelves with supplies and then you could just wheel it to your work space. Could do the same with Legos or small toys, or I would be tempted to just load it back up with candy lol.
    • Joanna Joanna on Dec 04, 2015
      NO CANDY! I already put on a few pounds just trying to get through the holidays! LOL!
  • LD LD on Dec 02, 2015
    Unless the plastic display serves a purpose, I would remove it. I would spray paint it, possibly replace the wheels, and use it as a to store yarn and/or fat quarter fabric.
  • Carol Potts Carol Potts on Dec 02, 2015
    I'd list it on ebay for people who have theater rooms in their homes and will pay a good price for authentic decor for their candy storage alongside the popcorn machine.
    • Joanna Joanna on Dec 04, 2015
      Never thought of that angle, I did think of "free cycle," however.
  • Jackie Proffer Nelson Jackie Proffer Nelson on Dec 02, 2015
    Wine rack
  • Glaynebaker Glaynebaker on Dec 02, 2015
    Towel holder?
  • Merri Jo Ounan Merri Jo Ounan on Dec 02, 2015
    Bins filled with Hot Wheels cars?
  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Dec 02, 2015
    CD holder?
  • Michelle Kolbenstetter Michelle Kolbenstetter on Dec 03, 2015
    IT'S A CUTE, MOBILE OUTDOOR PLANTER! I see removing the advertising, and finding or creating wooden boxes/trays to fit the shelves. Then filling them with cascading and other types of potted plants for an outdoor planter. Maybe leave two or three random boxes/trays unfilled and put in garden decorations and cute/funky antiques, electric candles or lights. Paint the boxes, maybe antique them (or not) - (I'd do bright primary colors, but you could use colors to match your house colors, and paint the stand to match) and add vintage advertising or cute sayings along the sides. When building the boxes, you could make a regular 4 sided box, or make a box with a back and two sides, but at the front put a piece of decorative molding to keep everything from sliding out, while creating a better viewing profile. I think either way would look lovely.
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    • Michelle Kolbenstetter Michelle Kolbenstetter on Dec 04, 2015
      Sounds like you're on your way to making a unique planter! I was thinking of using the trays to hold plants in pots, as opposed to using them as the planter itself, but I can see doing that now. Don't forget to put something funky on the top of that pole! Cannot wait to see the finished project.
  • Roslyn Roslyn on Dec 03, 2015
    How tall and wide is it? How about using it as a jewelry rack or hair jewelry?
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    • Roslyn Roslyn on Dec 04, 2015
      You are welcome! Lol
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