tea jars.

May 14, 2009

shelf1my dad has a penchant for old jars. he likes to use them in his workshop to sort his nails and screws {old coffee cans are a close second on his usefulness scale}. while he’s been known to sip on a cup of tea with dessert, my dad isn’t the world’s biggest tea drinker… but i know he’d get behind this idea for a tea shelf for the sake of the jars alone. brilliant, no? {though i think mine would have to be much, much larger}. get step by step instructions at design*sponge!

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  • Reply knack May 14, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    I was just perusing d’s and saw this ….it is so cute!

    Hope today is great!

  • Reply littlebyrd May 14, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    This is adorable! Ha! I loved the story about your Dad sorting his workshop stuff in old coffee cans. My Dad and Grandpa do the same thing, it is so cute.

  • Reply Karen May 14, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Great idea! I’m more of a coffee person myself, but this is lovely — I’ve been on a bit of a “jar” kick lately, keeping any and all leftover glass jars…this would be a great use for the smaller ones!

  • Reply Amy@Old Sweet Song May 14, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I saw this yesterday and I love it. I can’t get enough of the DIY projects on design sponge. Did you see the old silverware turned key hook? Awes.

  • Reply Kotori May 14, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Genius – I love this idea..

  • Reply Devan May 14, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    these are amazing. so cool.

  • Reply Amanda Nicole May 14, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I saw this post, and I love the idea.

  • Reply [J] May 14, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    A great idea!

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  • Reply joy refurbished May 14, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    This is such a clever idea.

  • Reply pepper May 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    what a cute little shelf. I agree, much bigger though…

  • Reply Conversation Pieces May 15, 2009 at 10:07 am

    That’s a brilliant idea… So simple too 🙂

  • Reply Knitted Home December 30, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I think I would end up drinking MORE coffee if mine looked as cute as yours 🙂 But it sure would be nice to have the counterspace, too.

  • Reply likeyourteeth.com January 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    So cute! I love tea!!

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