This weekend I found an old coffee mug holder at a garage sale for fifty cents. It most certainly wasn't the prettiest thing ever. The wood was scratched and the paint (which wasn't lovely to begin with...) was chipping off.
But after some sanding, some staining, and some repainting-- it was as good as new. (Although in hindsight, I wish I would've chosen a darker stain for the base, or painted it black as well).
Now, considering I live in a tiny apartment with the smallest amount of countertop space ever, I was in no way looking to clutter up my kitchen with a coffee mug holder. However, my jewelry definitely needed some organization-- and this was the perfect solution!
Simple, inexpensive and practical. What do you think?