Do-it-yourself updates make your home personal and create conversation pieces. Add some of these stylish storage pieces to your home with our clever ideas for repurposing.
Deep drawers make an antique grain bin well suited for storing dinner-party staples, such as candles, table linens, and special-occasion china. Add elegance to the top with a slab of salvaged marble.
Transport serving necessities to the table with ease in a wooden tool caddy. Spruce it up with a coat of milk paint for a vintage look, or try spray paint in a bold hue.
Place a salvaged slab of granite from a local supplier atop a sofa console to create a kitchen island with a slim profile. For a piece that can double as a breakfast bar, use a slab that overhangs on both sides. Add vintage hooks to hold dish towels or often-used utensils.
See how to outfit a standard IKEA island with loads of storage and smart style.
Add hooks to an interesting piece of architectural salvage to give it purpose. Hung in a mudroom above this bench and pair of baskets, the hooks will ensure that you and your family always have a place to drop coats, bags, and shoes.
Use an old toolbox as an undercover charging station. Drill a hole in the back of the box to make way for a power strip. Then cover the power strip with a board featuring drilled holes for electronic cords.
Take control of your plastic and zip-top bags with metal tissue holders. Add a terrine pan with removable sides and bottom for extra storage for clips and ties.
Use a drawer from a damaged or discarded dresser as a shadow box. A fresh coat of paint and a leftover piece of wallpaper or scrapbook paper taped inside turn a useless drawer into a work of art.
Lightly sand a found metal storage shelf and paint it a bright hue, then add casters to create a bar on wheels.