A Storage Hiding Spot
Setting the Vintage Vibe
A spray-painted curtain rod covered in colorful vintage fabrics hides plastic drawers from view.
Getting the Rustic Look
Erikia rustled up bins and boxes from secondhand stores, estate sales, antiques shops, and friends. Old fruit and soda crates organize paints and albums, while colored boxes store old family photographs by date.
Add a Splash of Color
Erikia "beat up" this collection of storage cubes with alcohol ink and then replaced contemporary hardware with glass knobs.
A Secret Stash
Colorful locker bins hide "messy" items, such as accents, books, and cardmaking supplies. Below the bins, photo boxes hold old family pictures and negatives.
Show Off Your Collections
Old suitcases with "luggage tag" labels stash everything from photos to beads stacked in boxes.
Reuse Tins and Jars
From her kitschy snow-globe collection to the state plates on display, Erikia Ghumm's scrapbooking room fondly recalls another era. "I've always loved old things, ever since I was little," Erikia says. She personalizes her storage solutions with her creations, such as the tags on this wooden crate.
Out-of-the-Ordinary Paint Holders
Buttons and stamps are stored in old cookie tins piled on a vintage cake stand for convenience and style.
Rather than having a mess of paint bottles cluttering her workspace, Erikia turned the supplies into tidy dots of color in vintage soda boxes. She groups them by hue to make them easier to locate -- and nicer to look at. "It's less busy this way," she says.
Small items like eyelets and brads are easily retrievable in tiny jars housed in square tins.
Gather Your Tools
An antique-store treasure hides rubber stamps from view.
Stashing the Trinkets
Old cans and crates become perfect storage for tools.
A Cozy Spot
Erikia purchases bags of trinkets from Goodwill and scans garage sales for discarded treasures to decorate her home and crafts projects.
Erikia heads to the couch when she wants to dream up a sketch.
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