We love to reuse things in clever ways… And by we, I don’t just mean us here at TBD! It’s a national obsession, part because it’s better for the earth, part because it’s better for our creativity. So why not reuse things in a way that solves another problem too – attractive storage? I love it when decor can be pretty and useful! So here are some great inspirational storage ideas using repurposed finds… Goodwill here we come!

The same idea from ‘A Southern Belle with Northern Roots‘… this tool box turned pot rack is a more heavy duty storage unit… If you steal this idea, be sure to anchor it well to the wall if it will be holding this much! Clever!



Karen at ‘Sew Many Ways’ has tons of repurposed storage in her sewing room! Loving this repurposed dresser, but be sure to click on over and check her out… She has so many clever ideas for crafty stuff!

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This old window made shelf is from ‘RoboJunker‘, via G. Collins… This could be done with a window from a salvage shop and some scrap wood, then distressed to give it some character…. Can you imagine a rustic cabinet like this, well lighted inside, displaying fine white china?



Also from ‘May December Home‘, this old fryer basket was turned into wall storage with a bend of the handle! This would be a great idea for an entryway basket for keys and mail…



Linsey from ‘Farmhouse Porch‘ used these old factory bread loaf pans to organize pretty things in her guest bathroom… This is charming enough to be in the best B&B!



This idea is from ‘May December Home‘… Ok, this may be my favorite  storage idea yet! You could use this old tool box in a kitchen, or how about a bathroom or an office? I love the sweet mugs, I might add towels and other linens too!

Storage Ideas Using Repurposed Finds


Laura at ‘Finding Home’ took the idea of using wood crates to new “heights”! Check our her tutorial on making her DIY vintage crate boot rack… Or any other kind of rack you could use this for! And yes, it is stable and won’t fall over, go on over and check out how she pulled it all together…



Kathleen at ‘Faded Charm Cottage‘ uses this wire basket to hold towels and other pretties in her bathroom… You could hang it either vertically, or horizontally as well.

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Lastly, Laura from ‘Oakland Avenue’ has a complete tutorial for you on how she made her DIY card catalog credenza… I LOVE the hair pin legs on this piece, it gave it a modern vibe that makes it really interesting… And of course, I love books and history, so anything with a vintage card catalog look is gonna be on my “want” list… Great job Laura!

Storage Ideas Using Repurposed Finds

Image Credits: May December Home, Southern Belle Northern Roots, Sew Many Ways, RoboJunker, May December Home, Farmhouse Porch, Finding Home, Faded Charm Cottage, Oakland Avenue


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  1. Ashley March 16, 2015 at 9:26 am

    The shot of the loaf pans is so beautiful. I also drool over every card catalog I see, but what do you put in those little drawers?!

    xo Ashley

  2. John March 31, 2015 at 9:05 am

    I love the picture of using the old wooden crates for storage boxes.


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