Upcycled: From Dish Rack to Shipping Station

Don’t you just {love} a good upcycle? Do you have anything that you’ve recently upcycled? Some pieces are super functional in one regard — but you have to think a little outside the box to see all of the other functional uses. I’m always strolling through stores wondering what I could use this item for or how I could upcycle a particular piece to meet a need I might have. It drives some of my family crazy, but I guess it’s those creative juices flowing.

So, a month or so ago I was visiting one of my favorite stores: World Market.  I could spend hours strolling through this store!  I always enjoy their kitchen area, seeing  all the fun gadgets and utensils. I get excited just thinking about it {giggle}. Anywho, I saw this White Wire Dish Rack that had an antique finish and thought, “Love!  How could I put this to good use outside the kitchen?”  It then dawned on me that it would make a great shipping station for my shop! So, guess what?  I bought it!  And made it into my very own slice of shipping station heaven.

dish rack turned shipping station

Oh yes I did! ….and I absolutely adore it!  It’s so super cute and functional.  The minute I set my eyes on it I knew I had to have it and couldn’t wait to put it to good use.  It went from dish rack to shipping station!


Pretty fun, right?  I already had all of my shipping goodies hanging out on the desk in a very scattered, unorganized manner. So, this added some sweet organization.  I even had the dowel on hand to place where the mugs would hang to dry.  It was thee perfect spot for storing some of the fabulous washi tape I like to use on the packages.  On the others I hang some of the kraft tags I use for embellishments.

upcycle with world market

What do you think?  Upcycle success?
All for the low cost of:  $19.99
I just {love} it!  Be inspired!

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  1. says

    Man…I was wishing I had a shipping station the other day. Now, I’m on the look out for something…you’ve inspired me, to go forth and ship! LOL…

  2. says

    I love it too, Kelly! Great idea, and what a cool dish rack. I’ve never seen them like that before. It sure looks organized now.
    Debbie :)

  3. says

    Great news! We are sharing this wonderful DIY project on our Social Media pages tomorrow. Don’t forget to swing by our Facebook and Twitter pages to check it out.

    World Market

  4. Jescylin says

    If you ever want to sell this mail station I would LOVE to purchase it! I can’t find it anywhere and it’s absolutely adorable. I need it in my life =) LOL Great blog!!


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