Welcome to the 377th Metamorphosis Monday!
Thanks so much for all your awesome suggestions and comments on Saturday’s post about my upcoming trip to Holland and Belgium! I’m so looking forward to sharing those places with you. I’ll be posting throughout the trip, I’ve heard they have good wifi on board so keeping my fingers crossed it will be able to handle uploading photos.
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Today I’m sharing a Metamorphosis that almost was but I don’t think is going to happen. lol See that china cabinet on the right in my dining room?
The bottom two drawers are where I store all my napkin rings. I have most of the spring/summer napkin rings in the 2nd drawer.
Napkin rings more suited for fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas are in the bottom drawer. This system works okay but isn’t the greatest since I have to sorta dig through all the little baggies to find the napkin rings I need when setting a table. It’s also a bit hard on the napkin rings themselves.
I came across these bins in Marshalls this weekend and got an idea. There are my post caps still waiting to be painted in the background. For some reason they are just not painting themselves. Looks like I’m going to have to actually do it! 😉
So, this is sort of what I envisioned for the bins. I test filled them with my napkin rings. You may recognize some of these rings like the little pinwheels I made for a 4th of July table here: 4th of July Table Setting. You’ll find the tutorial to make those here: Tutorial for Patriotic Pinwheel Napkin Rings
This bin is currently holding holiday napkin rings with Christmas napkin rings on the far left, Halloween spider napkin rings and black beaded napkin rings in the middle (along with Christmas reindeer) and wintery/snowflake napkin rings on the far right.
The third bin ended up with fallish napkin rings in the far left and center bin and summer napkin rings in the far right bin. After filling all the bins, I think I’ve decided they are just too big and take up too much space for storage. They are slanted so you can’t stack them and even if you could, you wouldn’t be able to open them.
Maybe I need something like the little Pottery Barn inspired cubby organizer I built that holds “stuff” in my little workshop, except with bigger cubby holes and drawers.
There are quite a few “Parts” bins online that look great for storage, but they aren’t very attractive, and the drawers don’t look large enough on many of them. I may just go back to my zip-lock baggy storage and clear out the top drawer in the china cabinet to allow for a little more space so things aren’t so tight.
How do you store your napkin rings? Check out how Bonnie stores her glassware, dishware, flatware and napkin rings in this previous post: Dish Heaven
Looking forward to all the wonderful Before and Afters for this Metamorphosis Monday!
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