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A vintage wooden jewelry box proves just as useful today as it did in its prime. A couple of simple touch-ups, such as restaining the wood and updating knobs, give the box new life. With nine compartments, it offers plenty of space to organize jewelry.
This old birdcage is the perfect place to stash mail and letter-writing essentials. To create your own cagey storage solution, scrub the framework of the cage with a bleach solution. Then clip off the wire from the front and back, leaving a few rows to act as mail slots. To create shelves, cut dowel rods slightly longer then the cage width and notch the wood to help it grab the wire. Cut glass or plexiglass shelves to fit and rest them on the dowel rods.
This casual space nods to American collegiate tradition with memorabilia and a collection of vintage sweaters. Old metal lockers create the perfect place to stash gear and games. Rich retro vibes are expressed through genuine additions such as the warm red couch, and play off the locker's old-school vibe.
Flea market find meets inviting home office in this bright room. A salvaged desk provides a spacious surface area for work or display, and also boasts a spacious drawer for concealed storage. Its well-worn charm is accentuated by adding classic accessories such as a vase of flowers, books, boxes, and a comfy chair.
A refinished wooden hutch takes on a new role as a dining room display case. Tucked in a corner and filled with books and wicker baskets, the hutch lends rustic appeal to this sophisticated space. A spacious hutch like this one can hold dining room necessities, such as linens and serving dishes, and kitchen overflow, such as less frequently used cookbooks.
Create a mail center from an old shutter. To reuse a cast-off shutter, sand and paint or stain the piece deep brown. Remove the slats from the top half with a handsaw. Screw a piece of plywood over the back of the open area, then glue a layer of cork over the wood. Cover the cork with decorative fabric. Use pretty thumbtacks to display notes on the corkboard. Stash mail in the bottom slots.