Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Like I mentioned yesterday, I searched far and wide for something I could display my stationery in for the markets. I wanted something that a whole collection could be displayed in and each piece could be seen. I was thinking 'dish drainer'. I even asked one of my fave homeware stores if I could buy some of their plate rack displays...no go!
(image source: Crate & Barrel)
I came home dejected and asked my handy husband to make something similar for me. We worked out a much simpler version which had a solid base so that my smaller items wouldn't fall through the racks. Here's a little of our how to.
1:: Base Wood cute to size at hardware store - 15cm x 40cm (I think mine was a little skinnier in the end)
2:: Marked out drill holes
3:: Dowel cut to 10cm lengths
4:: Sanded off the ends
5:: Drilled holes
6:: Plugged in the dowels, evened up.

I pretty much came up with the sketch, dimensions and then project managed the rest...
I had some handy men doing all the hard work :)
Painted them white...and viola! My own personal stationery stands! Sometimes you just can't buy what you need...

P.S. Only one more day to get your 31% discount in my store - details here.


  1. Great job! I love a DIY item that is functional AND easy on the eye...! The boys look cute working together - fun! :)

  2. How cute is that pic of Levi????

  3. Love that you don't let a good idea get away from you...these are perfect and your stationery is divine!

  4. It's good to have minions for the manual labor. ;)

  5. Well done Mr B! I have a terrible time finding good display items for my hair stuff too!


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