10 Totally Clever Ideas For Repurposed Storage
There are those who prefer squeaky clean, and those who like a distinct, weathered, collected, vintage aesthetic. There is a space for both styles in the Land of Live Simply, so long as one chooses with the utmost intentionality.
I I tend to skew naturally to that fresh and clean, first-time-user side of things, and I thusly try to be conscious of balancing the scales by providing a dosage of inspiration in the other direction.
So then, another assemblage of un-particularly ordered vintage, thrifted, flea marketed storage vessels just for you and coming in hot.
We’ll start you off easy, with something obvious, though no less chic– trophies-come-utensil holder.
And along the same lines, but with variation in vessel type:
Home of Farah Malik, Photographed by Maxwell Tielman for Design Sponge
Tins, jars, and even their spoon inhabitants collected from around the globe make for storage that’s as personal and worldly as it is practical.
Speaking of tins, you might consider rescuing an old one, super-glueing a magnet to the back and calling it an eclectic refrigerator caddy.
In My Own Style
Speaking of caddies (! look at me segway!), a vintage version gives any old set of forks and knives a distinctly more cottagey air.
If you’re short on cupboard space, hosting large breakfast gatherings, or housing seriously dedicated warm beverage drinkers and you have a penchant for salvaged Parisian-esque wares, a vintage bottle dryer might be the answer to your prayers.
An old drawer can corral cosmetics in the bathroom while also providing a cleaner (but also dirtier, but you know, still cleaner?) look than an amalgamation of various branded bottles.
Home of The Strawberry Patch, Photography by Alissa Saylor Photography, via Eclectically Vintage
But hold onto your socks, because it turns out an old wine rack has the potential to become your very best clutch organizer!
Meanwhile, vintage baker’s shelves can work wonders in a mudroom, turns out.
Living Life Beautifully by Christina Strutt, photographed by Simon Brown, published by Ryland Peters & Small, reviewed by Remodelista
And wine crates find another life housing kitchen supplies (and conceal the contents otherwise sitting on an open surface, to boot).
Better Homes and Gardens
Lastly, I give you the very-most-genius marriage of vintage and modern. The story goes: vintage library-style storage is turned into a kitchen island; gets toped with clean, white stone countertop; makes everyone do a double-take for ever the end.
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