An Artistic Upgrade: Paintbrush Holder

Hello there, dear readers!  Just a quick post to share a recent artistic upgrade in my world.  I love to find everyday things, inexpensive ones, that I can use in a different way.  In this case I found an old, glass flower frog and thought it might work well for my paintbrush collection.  I was right!

I used to have my paintbrushes in a white ceramic container that someone had given me.  It was certainly inexpensive and functional, and I used it for several years, but it was kind of clunky.

before

Before

after
After

This glass “frog” is much more streamlined, and looks much better in the upper right corner of my desk.  It needed a good scrub, but cleaned up nicely, is a great upgrade in both form and function.  Price?  One dollar.  Yippee!

Do you have any storage containers or tools around your home that function in an innovative way – doing something other than what they were originally intended to do?  Please share!

Warm regards,
Melody

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4 Comments

  1. Posted February 7, 2013 at 11:21 am by Jo Murray | Permalink

    Clever! Those things are hard to find.

  2. Posted February 7, 2013 at 12:01 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Jo,
    Thanks – glad you like it! I’m happy I was able to find this one at such a good price. I saw some other floral frogs at a flea market recently, but they were more expensive – and I think the slots that the brushes would’ve stood in were shorter. I love re-purposing things. :]
    Melody

  3. Posted February 9, 2013 at 8:40 pm by Debbie | Permalink

    LOVE the frog as a brush holder…but a certain kitty here would have those brushes scattered all over the place in short order! Mine are in a pretty deep crock & she still gets to them…she’s such a good assistant.

  4. Posted February 10, 2013 at 1:29 am by Melody | Permalink

    Debbie,
    Thank you – glad you like my brush holder. How nice that you have an in-studio assistant! Does your kitty chew on them, or just bat them about? :]
    Melody