After Colette’s shelf in her room fell down for the second time (don’t ask, and nobody was hurt), not only did I realize we needed to change the location of it, but I adjusted the contents of it too. What do you do with your kid’s loose crayons? Clearly the cardboard packaging doesn’t stay intact very long, and a Ziploc bag just seems dangerous to leave out–not to mention it’s an eye sore. I was using a square glass vase to store her art supplies, that originally flowers came in, but after everything fell I realized that wasn’t the safest option. But it got me thinking about what other lightweight vases I do have. I found a galvanized one stashed away in one of my cabinets that I bought at Jamali Garden (if you haven’t been there, it’s a flower and home decor store in the flower district that’s a mecca for DIY-ers). This is the perfect solution because it holds a lot, you can’t see the mess that’s stored inside, it’s lightweight, pretty and adds the perfect metallic touch. Oh, and it’s an inexpensive solution!