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Repurpose a vintage cart as a side table for a living room or entryway. A cart like this can be used as a drink station when entertaining or when outfitted with baskets on the lower shelf, it can be used as a handy entryway organizer and hold seasonal gear, shoes, and more out-the-door essentials.
Turn an old toolbox into a modern-day must-have. To create a charging station, drill holes in the back of the box, wide enough for the outlet plugs on your charging cords to fit through. Cut a board to fit inside the box and drill holes for the cords to fit through. Feed the cords through both sets of holes, tucking the slack beneath the board. Plug in the cords and start charging.
Corral small crafts and office supplies using a collection of glasses and a vintage drink caddy. The glasses keep everything in its place, and the caddy allows for easy transport of the items from room to room.
Add casters to a simple wood box for easy-to-move storage for almost any purpose. Place the box beneath an entryway console and you have an accessible, but tucked-away, place for shoes.
Create a scene-stealing shelving system by stacking a series of antique benches and anchoring them to the wall. The weathered finish of these benches testifies to their colorful past lives and adds a rustic, eclectic character to the space while providing a place to corral books and display accessories
Top a vintage worktable with a metal shelving unit to create the ultimate work space. The pairing works well as a potting bench or paperwork desk.
Now that dishwashers are often a kitchen staple, wire drainers are a bit out of favor. Give one new life as an office storage solution to store file folders. This old item adds character, charm, and utility, making it the perfect display—and organization—piece for your home office.
Turn a discarded crib spring into a bulletin board. Here, the original frame was cut to transform the spring from a rectangle into a square. The cut edges were then attached to 1x2s. Use metal clips or clothespins to attach business cards, photos, and notes to the wires.
Spruce up your entryway with a unique flea market find. This vintage hall tree got a facelift with just a few coats of vibrant turquoise paint. Located in the entry of a cozy beach house, the tree now provides the perfect spot for friends and family to hang their gear as they come in from the nearby beach.
For unique office storage, keep an eye out for a bin that has both cubbies and shelves. Outfitted with glass candy jars, the set of cubbies is the perfect place to organize and store small office supplies. Meanwhile, shallow boxes and baking pans make the shelves great for storing folders and papers. Mount the bin on the wall over your desk for a functional and stylish work center.
For a focal-point pot rack with an undeniable rustic flair, suspend a vintage wooden sled above a kitchen island. Hang S hooks from the rails to support your collection of pots and pans. The pot rack not only looks great, but it also frees up cabinet space for other kitchen necessities.
Put antique accessories to work as handy storage solutions in your bathroom. Here, an old ladder stands in as a space-saving towel rack and a large hutch provides display space for pretty soaps and accessories as well as plenty of storage for towels and bathroom necessities.
A vintage wooden jewelry box proves just as useful today as it did in its prime. With a couple simple touch-ups, such as restaining the wood and replacing the knobs, the once-outdated box gets new life. With nine compartments, it offers plenty of space to organize all of your jewelry and accessories.
This workman's hutch, made years ago by an Iowa farmer, provides the perfect spot to store and display dishes and valuables. It was painted green for a splash of color, then sanded down to reveal a bit of the original wood below. Changing the contents frequently keeps the space feeling fresh and fascinating.
Nothing gets lost in the bustle of your kitchen with this metal bin-turned-spice rack. Formerly a chicken feed bin, the rack now keeps cooking necessities organized right on the countertop and well within reach.
This causal space gives a nod to the American collegiate tradition with memorabilia and a collection of vintage sweaters. Old metal lockers add to the feel and provide the perfect place to stash sports gear and board games. Other retro accents, such as the warm red couch and the vintage sports team photos, play off the lockers' old-school vibe.
An aged flea market find makes for an inviting home office in this sunny room. A salvaged desk offers a spacious surface area for work or display and also boasts a roomy drawer for a bit of concealed storage. An old jewelry box accentuates the desk's well-worn charm and provides space for storing office supplies and other small items.
Recycle painted divider boxes into all-purpose organizers that can corral just about any small object. Whether you're organizing in drawers or out in the open, the colorful boxes can round up everything from soap to silverware.
A refinished wooden hutch takes on a new role as a beautiful dining room display case. Tucked in a corner and filled with books and wicker baskets, the hutch adds rustic appeal to a sophisticated space. The spacious lower cabinet can hold dining room necessities, such as linens and serving dishes, and kitchen overflow, such as infrequently used cookbooks and place mats.