A couple weeks ago when I posted the reveal of our Rolling Kitchen Island / Microwave Cart, several of you inquired about the hanging wooden canisters on the wall in the photo.
I got the idea to try this after seeing something similar on A Beautiful Mess, and I was going back and forth about whether to do a tutorial or not since theirs is wholly awesome by itself. But since I did some tweaks to make mine easier and cheaper… I thought WHAT THE HAY!
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The biggest difference is that instead of using pricey towel racks, I used cheap toilet paper holders with a dowel in between. This allowed me to make them the length I wanted rather than being dependent on whatever the dimensions of the towel racks were.
They were a lot cheaper than towel racks too. I bought the toilet paper holders at Walmart, but these one from Amazon are pretty similar. And I got the dowels at my local home improvement store. I took the toilet paper holders in with me to make sure I got the perfect size. I was surprised to see they had square dowels too! But round would work just fine as well.
I bought a few ‘bamboo’ canisters (similar to these) as well as some simple shower curtains rings. I drilled a hole toward the top of the canister using a bit slightly larger than the width of the rings. (Paisley’s pretty proud that she took the pic on the left of me drilling into the canister. It’s so exciting to have my own little photographers around now when I’m doing something that requires both hands!)
Then simply slide the shower curtain hook through the hole and around the wooden dowel, and click together!
I use mine for utensils and plants (the ivy is real, the yellow flowers are fake), but you could use this in different rooms for different purposes! I’m thinking my craft room could use this setup for paint brushes, markers, etc. And my garage for paint rollers, wrenches/screw drivers, etc! So functional and so many options! And so pretty too… if I don’t say so myself.
My favorite part is that it almost feels like artwork in my kitchen!. SO GOOD!
We’re still finishing up that butcherblock counter top on the Rolling Kitchen Island, so you can look forward to that soon!
UNTIL THEN… what little updates have you been doing to make your home more functional and organized? If you’re like me, you’re allllways looking for ways to make your home more tidy and run more smoothly with less effort! Win!