Asked on Aug 19, 2012

cd/dvd racks...I just read a neat idea for repurposing them.

Bernice H
by Bernice H
I was just on another site..and read a purpose for old cd/dvd racks: use in bathroom to hold extra tp, hand towels etc. Or in garden to hold little bird houses, pretty pots etc. Head BANGING here, I had a couple just hanging around, I let them go! So now I will have to keep my eyes open for some REASONABLY priced. Even gwill is high on stuff like that. But they sure would work in hubs bathroom, or his office! Even hanging on the wall works! Anyone else have ideas? Like the shoe bags? What a thread!!! Love it!
  28 answers
  • 3po3 3po3 on Aug 19, 2012
    I'm not willing to give up the CDs yet, so my 1,000 CDs are still in their racks on the office wall. However, I know someone who used a small wire CD rack to stand up and sort all her tupperware lids, which are always a mess and a source of frustration for me.
  • Bernice H Bernice H on Aug 19, 2012
    Hahahahaha ...And am I supposed to not guess who this mysterious person is? Anyway, what a good idea..I can see these used like this, and as the shoe bag thread mentioned, for spices, envelopes of small stuff..socks,yup, I like this. So...when do you have time to listen to 1000 cd's, making how many songs? How far back do they go? I just got myself an mp3 player to use on the treadmill at cardiac rehab, but most of my cd's are still in cd form. I have a few on my computer, the bummer is, my car cd player wont play mp3 cd' I cant condense any. And I really dont know how to use the mp3 player. Do you know if you want instructions you have to DOWNLOAD them? huh? So when i get to cardiac rehab, (which has pretty much fallen by the wayside lately), I have to hope what ever I have on the player is o k, because the old foggeys(sp) there know less than I do about this stuff! If you see this mysterious person, tell her I said ...good idea!
  • Bernice H Bernice H on Aug 20, 2012
    Well , the link is hgtv message board, but there were not any pictures of the use, just 3 cd towers in a garage, but posters had ideas. So in my mind , what our thread said about shoebags , a lot could apply to cd towers, either hung or sitting up. I do like the mysterious woman's idea of cd tower for lids etc, Wonder who she is? (snicker)
  • Z Z on Aug 20, 2012
    Thanks Bernice. I was hoping for pictures. I like pictures when I can get them.
  • Bernice H Bernice H on Aug 20, 2012
    yep, me too! If I had the one i got rid of, I couldd have spray painted it a fantastic color and hung necklaces from it, intertwined with tp. hahaha Jussttt kidding! (a mental Picture for you)
  • 3po3 3po3 on Aug 20, 2012
    Ha. Bernice, the Tupperware idea really was from a random acquaintance. it was a friend of a friend. I just happened to be in her house one day and saw it. And I won't pretend I listen to every CD in my collection every week, but I do always have music on, and it's a pretty wide variety. I started collecting them back in high school in the early 90s, but the oldest recordings I have are probably some Woody Guthrie stuff from back in the 30s. I love Woody, and was so excited to see all the hoopla about his 100th birthday this year. I also spent a lot of time uploading all my music to a hard drive, then an 80-gig iPod a few years ago, but I still end up listening more to CDs, because I think the MP3s sound like garbage (of course CDs sound like garbage compared to LPs, but I don't have a record player right now).
  • Bernice H Bernice H on Aug 20, 2012
    Awwww steve, you ruined my fantasy...a random acquaintance.....but her tupperware bothered you? haha oh well. Do you have any Everly brothers? Harry Belafonte? I drove my parents crazy with dayo daaaaayoooo , they got me a hifi one day and 3 ,only, records, for days Elvis and Harry and the Everly Brothers..just sang and sang..i didnt have my own room so I was in the living room, and an 1100 sq ft house...thinking back, how did they do it. Finally I ran out of gas! I guess I dont know who Woody is or what he sang. How about Johnny Ray, the Little Cloud that cried? I was about 10 then, I was with a foster family in Colchester Connecticut, and the Saturday music on the radio was polkas! But they did like Johnny Ray ! ha
  • Z Z on Aug 20, 2012
    Thanks for the chuckle Bernice! That's a good one mixing TP and jewelry. Bernice here's some Woody Guthrie.
  • 3po3 3po3 on Aug 20, 2012
    Haha. I must have totally misspoken in my earlier comment. I didn't care about her tupperware. I just noticed when she went to give away some leftovers that she had used a CD rack for the lids for her tupperware. And I don't have any Everly Brothers or Harry Belafonte. I admit there is about a 30-year gap between my Depression-era recordings of Woody Guthrie and Robert Johnson and the late 60s stuff from the Beatles, Cream, etc. I've heard of Johhny Ray, but don't have any of his stuff. And Woody Guthrie wrote and recorded the original "This Land is Your Land":
  • Bernice H Bernice H on Aug 21, 2012
    Ok, now I know, I guess I have heard him before. Thanks guys!
  • Z Z on Aug 21, 2012
    You're welcome. I figured you had heard of him.
  • 3po3 3po3 on Aug 21, 2012
    Becky, we must have been writing our messages and finding our Woody clips at the same time. Ha.
  • Z Z on Aug 21, 2012
    LOL Steve, I somehow missed your last comment. That is funny. My Mom was a big music lover so I too have a wide range of likes though mine spans the gap in yours. A couple examples would be the Andrews Sisters from the 40s, Nat King Cole from the 50s. Ofcourse there's Elvis and so many more. Though I don't have all of my favorites on CDs or even albums, I do have them on You Tube. I love that site.
  • 3po3 3po3 on Aug 21, 2012
    I forgot about my Elvis and early Dylan. The gap is a little smaller than I thought. Have you discovered Spotify or Pandora? Other great music resources that are a little less hit-or-miss than YouTube.
  • Z Z on Aug 22, 2012
    I've used Pandora in the past, but have never heard of Spotify. I'll have to look that up. My son likes heart radio. I think that's what it's called.
  • Bernice H Bernice H on Aug 22, 2012
    I used to listen to Pandora too..dont listen to much music any more and dont know why. That is sad.
  • 3po3 3po3 on Aug 22, 2012
    I highly recommend Spotify, if only because I can't use it anymore. I have a Mac with a really old operating system, which I am too cheap to upgrade, and Spotify isn't compatible with the OS anymore. Booo. But seriously, it's a cool service. Basically, for the cost of putting up with occasional ads, you can listen to almost anything you can think of.
  • Z Z on Aug 23, 2012
    If they have all of Dan Fogelberg's songs I'm game. I wonder if our son has heard of it. He's big on listening to music too.
  • Ellen H Ellen H on Nov 21, 2012
    I still have 3 boxes of LPs in the basement along with a turntable I never hooked up. I think I am finally ready to get rid of the cassettes but not my CDs, although I hardly ever listen to them anymore except in the car or when I get a particular song on my mind. Just bought a CD of Neil Diamond Live at the Greek at BAM last week - the bargain oldies bin. It's time to get the Christmas CDs out now - I've got good ones - Peter, Paul and Mary, Jim Reeves, Kathleen Battle, Sarah McLaughlin (sp?), Bing Crosby - how's that for variety? Can't jump on the music technology bandwagon until I catch up to it and that's unlikely - I don't have kids and grandkids to learn from.
  • Bernice H Bernice H on Nov 21, 2012
    HI @Ellen H I know what you mean, if you need help ask a kid. A friend just sent one of those photo digital things for our anniversary, said to put the memory card in, and it will keep showing pictures. well, I dont have pictures on any memory cards, i erase them all when i put them on the computer. so i guess i am supposed to now put them back on somehow? When you are finally done with the not so useful lp's, not talking about the valuable ones someone will buy, I have seen them turned into lovely bowls, I guess youi would call it. Evidently you put them in the oven until they curl up on the ends, I think you put something in the middle to keep that from curling.They look like fFLOWERS! ha Then you could put them on a pvc pipe and stick them in the ground...or sell them and make piles and piles of money. Or, maybe not! Anyway there are collectors for old lp's out there. Craigs list maybe.I still have some Smothers Brothers on lp, although I did have them put on cassette, now i have to have them put on cd, then....what? good gravy!
  • Z Z on Nov 21, 2012
    That's easy transfer photos from you computer back to a memory card @Bernice. I'd explain, but I think this video will make it allot easier. Be ready to pause since it goes very fast. I wish Youtube would come up with slow motion watching.
  • Sharron W Sharron W on Nov 29, 2012
    I have what USED to be a nightstand , that I use for an endtable and the two drawers have the largest part of my CD collection, with several in the car and even more IN A TOWER , in the bedroom.... I love music... I have the Everly Brothers, Cal Smith, The Temtations, Barry White, the sound track from "The Big Chill", CCR, and one of my personal favorite, the music from South Pacific....also the Music from "Mulan", Jungle Book, Tarzan, the Lion King and the little Mermaid...LOL
  • Bernice H Bernice H on Dec 14, 2012
    @Z I just went to that site...there is LOTS of information , wow! I could spend all day there.Thanks!! If I watch 2 or 3 similar vodeos of the same thing I might not be so nervous doing it for real! But first I need to remove pictures from the sd card...hmmmOne of the clips showed dragging pictures from library tothe sd card, which is what I would have to do.I t is interesting that she gave me this digital picture thingy, but i understand I can do a slide show on my computer also, which is also in the living room.
  • Bernice H Bernice H on Dec 14, 2012
    @Sharron W @ Have you ever listened to the Smothers brothers just singing? For me, that is enjoyable, I can understand the words, the music is not loud and doesnt hurt my ears...I saw them recently in a concert here..they are still funny! A little more dignified,and still drew a big crowd! @Ellen H @Z Ironic, I am still looking for a cd tower that Ican use in the bathroom! Now that I know what to do with it, do you think I can find one? It is like--- ok, we know Bernice is looking for one, lets buy them all up so she can't do a simple Hometalk task! sheesh! Maybe when I am not interested anymore, I will run into piles of them.
  • Sharron W Sharron W on Dec 14, 2012
    You'll find one after the holidays...LOL
  • Z Z on Dec 14, 2012
    That's how it works with me too @Bernice. Once I get interested in a certain kind of decor item or style of furniture it's not long before everyone else is too. Such is life....
  • Z Z on Dec 14, 2012
    Youtube is full of great tutorials. Just Google what you are looking for with "Youtube" at the end and you'll get great results. I find Googling works better than a search on the site itself.
  • 3po3 3po3 on Dec 14, 2012
    Bernice, I have never heard Smothers Brothers music. I'll have to check it out. Sounds fun. It seems like I always see CD towers in thrift stores around here. If not, there's always Amazon.