Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fabulous Stickles storage

The Fantastic Solution

 This is the most amazing quick fix I have ever seen.  In fairness, first let me say it is not my original idea, secondly I have gone back and searched and cannot find where I first originally saw this awesome solution.  We all know that we are supposed to store our beloved Stickles upside down.  I have seen lots of manufactured solutions, most are very pricey and also quite a few have come across many homemade versions, none that really seem great to me.  Well, that was before I saw this!  Fantastico!!!!  Brilliant!!!!  Stupendous!!!!. You get the idea.  I am super thrilled about this.  This version of the upside down storage of our beloved Stickles is made with plumbing parts.  Who would have ever thunk it???? For the smaller bottles (original size) you will need 1/2 inch coupling, for the newer size (just released larger bottles) 3/4 inch coupling.  Coupling is connecter pieces for PVC piping, it is a straight joint! I bought a ten piece pack for under $2.00.   I found mine at my local Lowe's, but sure Home Depot or any hardware store will have these on hand. Found in plumbing supplies department, I had to search a bit, but did finally find them. All I did was hot glue( Queen would be proud) pieces together.  Because you did not cut a piece of PVC, edges are smooth and no sanding required.  I did off set the pieces, thus more glue points.  It is firm and heavy enough to be moved as a unit and stable enough to not tip.  It is perfection.  Easy to move by just grabbing and placing fingers thru open coupling. I have less than 12.00 in both of my two storage units!!!  LOL~~~~~~~I see a rush for couplings all across America!!!!!!
side view

1/2 inch coupling for smaller bottles
3/4 inch coupling for larger  bottles

17 comments:

  1. very cool solution. Thank you for sharing. (And thanks to whomever you got the original idea from too)

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  2. This is Fab!!! I love it. This is something I am going to try. Thank you for posting!!!

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  3. I have seen this before and I had it saved on my computer but now can't find it, either. Looks great. I never did make one. I used velcro on the bottom of the bottom shelf. I have more vertical space, I am running out of room for other things!!!!

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  4. I am gonna try this again,my first comment disappeared!! Great Idea!!!

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  5. I'm gonna be doing this for sure. Off to the hardware store for me tomorrow.

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  6. Love the idea. Now, something else for me to buy and make. LOL Have a great day!

    Lisa V.
    fitmom1@cox.net

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  7. Love this idea....was thinking you should hot glue them together before reading that you did just that. Thanks!
    Gemz

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  8. Thanks for the great idea!!
    The good thing is that I already have these.

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  9. What a wonderful and useful idea!!! TFS!!! And I definitely have Stickles EVERYWHERE!!!

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  10. Ok Wendy... I'm going shopping and creating one of these... Love it!

    Lashai

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  11. Love love love this idea! Thanks for sharing! It is a great inexpensive idea for storage!

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  12. Not sure if this is where you got the idea but I happened upon it at Crafty Storage: http://craftystorage.blogspot.com/2010/11/rons-fab-stickles-idea.html

    Hugs!

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  13. Thank you for this great idea! It will be featured on the Fantabulous Cricut Quick Tip Tuesday Post next week, come check it out!
    http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/

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  14. Love this idea and made my own set, thanks!

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  15. I am loving this. Thanks so much for posting it,

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  17. Thank you thank you for sharing. So much tidier than cut down plastic milk containers

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