You all know I like a deal. Cheap is my middle name after all.
So how about an affordable alternative to the popular metal rotating 3 tier vintage hardware bins which are pretty much a staple in modern country, farmhouse and industrial home decor?
Heck, I've seen them used in craft rooms, kitchens, dining rooms. Just about anywhere you want to organize something.
You know what I'm talking about, right? They look like this one I found at Wayfair:
Mine: $19.99 (OK, less than that because I had a 20% off coupon)
What? No way?
Where'd you get that, Pam?
Well, I was out shopping with my husband at Harbor Freight the other day.
I know what you're thinking. "You went to an actual store, rather than a thrift store? What is wrong with you?"
I do venture to non-thrift stores. Occasionally. If I'm forced to.
Anyhow, in case you haven't been there before, they have inexpensive hammers, motorcycle lifts and miter saws. Basically a tool store. For instance, I bought my steel stamps at Harbor Freight that I used in my Silverware Stamping Tutorial.
So I'm just walking along trying to not be BORED OUT OF MY MIND and I run across this cool rotating parts bin.
Now, I must warn you. It's in a box. And you have to put it together. As in many screws. Many, many screws.
But $312.00 buys me a lot of patience.
Here's the link to the bin from their online site - Revolving Parts Tray
I just had to share my glee in finding a cool deal outside of a thrift store 🙂
I love mine, have had it for awhile...I spray painted mine red! 🙂 Before i put it together...:)
The Pinterest pin tags only show up when I hover over the picture. They aren't in the way. I am not a big Pinner, so I probably won't use them, but making them available like that will probably be handy for some folks. I hate those ads (from adsense, I believe) that end up at the bottom of many of the photographs on some people's blogs. These block a significant amount of the picture, and those who use it don't accommodate for their use, like centering the items in the photographs optimally, really make it difficult to view the images I found a way to block them heh heh heh!
Vickie @ Ranger 911
I've only been in the store a handful of times, but maybe I'll need to start visiting more often! Great find and photo styling, too!
I honestly didn't notice the Pin it buttons, but I'm having so many issues with my old laptop they probably didn't show up on my screen. I'm typing this comment in super slow speed. ugh Have a good weekend!
Thank you. I got one today! Fingers sore after 75 screws, but I love it!
If you’re going to Harbor Freight, be sure to check their flyer first. There’s usually a coupon for a free something or other!
From Sherry's Heart
Well Thank You for "making" me spend money!!!! I just HAD to have this!!!!
I've never even heard of Harbor Freight, but because of your post I found out that there's one just 30 miles away! Thanks for the "heads up."
Sharon @ Blue Willow House
Pam thanks for the heads up. I figured there wouldn't be a Harbor Freight near me but I was totally wrong. There are two within ten miles of me. I'm so excited. Going to check it out next week.
L'estate de'l art
Hi Pam this is a must have for me not only once maybe 2 or 3 of them but i Live in Athens , Greece and i am not sure that i will find it here !!!!Great idea BTW !!!!
Love this! I was just at Harbor Freight with my brother this last week. I wished I had seen this before I went. LOL! I would love to get one and paint it. Does it turn easily?
amy of four corners design
Will be going there today - thanks a million for the headsup!
AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing...I think I "need" 1...or 10 😉
You had me at roto-bin. I have 2 big ones, and then this small one. Love, love, love them. I use them in my craft room. Check them out.
What??!!! I'm heading to Harbor Freight right away. LOVE it. And I like your Pin It button -- I've considered adding one to my blog too, but I cannot find one that doesn't screw up the functionality of other plug-ins.
My husband is picking one up for me. I wonder how well all my cake decorating supplies might fit.
I love the idea and never thought of Harbor Freight for this item. I've seen much smaller ones in Home Goods and the craft store for more than $20.00. Now I'm glad that I didn't get one. I'll be going to Harbor Freight in the next couple of weeks to get the big one. I don't mind putting things together, I like doing that kind of thing anyway.
About the :PIN" button, I don't mind at all. It's easier to pin things that catch my eye that way.
Hope you enjoy it. BTW, one of my friends bought one and spray painted it a pretty vintage green color and has her gardening seed packets, plant tags and such in it. There's no end to what you can do with them 🙂
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I just ordered one, and got 20% off with a coupon from Retailmenot.com. With the coupon, shipping and tax, mine was $23 and change. I can't decide if it will go into my kitchen or craft room. I could end up buying another. This would be a cool piece in a bathroom for cosmetics and such too. Awesome tip, thank you! I've never been in there, but now I'll need to take a look sometime.
That is the biggest decision - where to put it 🙂
Dagmar ~ Dagmar's Home
I was JUST googleing for this kind of bin and found your picture and this post.
And would you believe that I JUST looked through a Valpac with a coupon for Harbor Freights? Meant to be! Ordered! Thanks for the tip!
thank you!! I saw something like this at Hobby Lobby in the spring, but never got back there when metal decor was 50% off and now they no longer have them. I googled to figure out what on earth it's called, and saw your post, so I picked one up from Harbor Freight for $15 after sale and coupon!!! You saved the day!
You are welcome!!! I love that thing. I'm trying to figure out how I can use it in my Christmas decor in the kitchen this year.