Earlier this year, I bought this wooden clothes pin container at Hob Lob on clearance. Couldn’t you find a use for this box-like decorative item for a grand $3 price?
I didn’t hate the color blue, but it didn’t match anything in my laundry room. With the recent vintage look, the blue needed to go.
I gave it a couple of coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White then sanded some areas to reveal a hint of the blue beneath. I skipped the waxing step.
The question was, “What can I use this container for?”
I placed it on the counter to load it with clothes pins.
I use clothes pins for many things, so I didn’t have a huge number left in the cabinet. They make wonderful chip clips, cracker package clips, and cereal bag clips inside the cereal box, and many other things.
As the clothes pin container rested on the laundry room counter, I wondered if it could be used to hold the paper towel roll. (The former paper towel holder was much too contemporary for the vintage look.)
Sometimes you have to think outside the box. (There! I said it. You probably knew it was coming. Ha!)
Now that you’ve seen this today, maybe you recall it from a previous picture of the room.
Did you notice the clothes pin paper towel holder in the Laundry Room Essentials post? Granted, from this frontal view, it’s hard to tell it’s a huge clothes pin.
Have you seen a clothes pin container like this before? Do you scavenge the clearance shelves at Hobby Lobby? What interesting things have you found there?
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