If you’ve read here for any length of time, you know I am so not a crafty gal. Oh I try every once and awhile but mostly it’s underwhelming to say the least. But I’ve got to tell you, I am pretty excited about my lasted project. I spray painted y’all. For reals! That’s a big deal for me because I attempted to do it once before and it didn’t work out all that great. I tried spray painting mason jars white because really how hard could it be right? Well apparently hard because mine did not look like any of the oh so cute ones you see plastered all over Pinterest. I just couldn’t figure out why mine were the opposite of cute so needless to say that plan was abandoned and my spray paint forgotten.
I’ve been looking for a storage solution for organizing essential oils for awhile. My collection has been growing as I fall more and more in love with the oils I use. So as with anything, a collection of stuff without a home can quickly become clutter if not given a system and/or some parameters. I’ve been searching for awhile for an inexpensive home for my essential oils with no luck. Oh sure I found beautiful options online but they were out of my price range.
So I’ve been keeping my eyes open at the thrift store and I found the perfect solution in the kids section of all places! For $2.00!
I wanted something open without a lid because I’m reaching for them all the time and I had a bit of wall space in my office that I could put a shelf on so that’s what I was ultimately after (visit this post for a full office tour). The horses and plastic came right out leaving a wooden structure with tiny shelves that was just the perfect size for my oils. I thought about leaving it in the wood color but the fact that it resembled a barn made me want to paint it white to camouflage it a little bit.
Spray paint time!
I’m just thrilled with how it turned out and this time the spray painting was so easy. I gave it three coats, added a wall hanger to the back of it and it was ready to go. I’m not going to lie either, seeing all the bottles lined up like this makes me very very happy.
The clear divided paper organizer (love it!) that sits below it holds all my essential oil resources so they are easily accessible when I’m selecting oils for various ailments of the hour.
And this other white rack sitting on the desk? That’s another thrift store find that I bought that I think was originally for napkins. Now it holds extra oil supplies. It was also plain wood and I spray painted that too! Somebody stop me!
So next time you are looking for an inexpensive storage solution, head to your local thrift store and think outside the box a little bit. And don’t forget to check the toy section, you just never know what you might find :)I have a few affiliate links in this post – this does not mean you pay any extra for the product when you purchase through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find what you might like, so I make a few cents if you purchase. Thank you so much for your support!