14 January 2010

I'm thinking about storage...

And I'm thinking about it a lot.  I want non-traditional storage, but I want it to be practical 'cause I have a lot of junk to hide.  And I want it to look quirky, vintage, cute, farmhousey... (is that a word?) ;)  Anyway, thought I'd bring you along on the little visual journey I took this morning :)





These are so cute, but Pottery Barn, why must they be so expensive?  Why not use this?




Hi there, similarly shaped legs!  My what nice storage space you have!  Maybe if I just trim your hips down a bit and introduce you to Miss Can-of-blue-spraypaint, I'd have a very similar table! (SO now I'm on the hunt for a typewriter table haha)



Oh and look at these beauties!  Magazines?  Crafty tidbits? Undergarments, perhaps? 

Or towels!! 








These would be good for towels too I think.

And of course, we should look to Martha for some cute storage ideas...vintage planters? Martha, you've really outdone yourself...





And I would need an older one of these, but this one's out in the garage now...



I can has ladder?!?! 

SORRY....train of though officially left the station...

couldn't resist. ;)




And how cute is this?!  Hanging beside your clawfoot tub....towels, natural sponges, wine bottle...heee just kidding.





So in my bathroom, I have a closet very similar to this one.  I think I might just put some beadboard (by me I mean hubby) in the back and possibly take the doors off.  Of course that means I have to be more organized...so maybe the doors will stay on ;)



I love the idea of using an old vintage dress form for all of my necklaces, scarves, and even belts!





So anyway, my creative juices are flowing now.  What are some other cute storage ideas?  Don't hold out, ladies.  It's not nice. ;) 


13 comments:

Lemondrop Marie said...

Lovely ideas, I use Martha's planter idea for everything. I also like stacked vintage suitcases for storage!
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Martha said...

Oh How I am with you...we need better storage so badly but I want it exactly how you suggested too...cute, vintage, quirky...I will take any ideas too:) Love your inspiration though!!!

Kasey said...

i really need some storage ideas, so these were fabulous.
xo

Vintage Junky said...

I love the typewriter table... now I want one too! And, what is wrong with hanging a bottle of wine next to the tub? Seems like a great idea to me!

Michelle

Polly said...

Some fabulous ideas! I wish all my closets looked like that one! Thanks for sharing all these great pictures!

Polly

Jenny said...

You might check to see if there is a college or a city surplus area...I've seen those typewriting tables there before. Or Craigs list? Awesome idea! Great pictures!

Robyn said...

Those are all GREAT! I love that typewriter table....GOOD EYE! I use an antique sap bucket hanging on my pergola that holds a terra cotta pot of flowers and when we have a party...VOILA, I slide out the planter and slide in ice and a wine bottle! ;-)

caroline joy said...

Great ideas! I love using bowls and dishes for storage. I have a saucer for my soap dish and small tea pot to hold toothbrushes and toothpast.

AudreyAllure said...

great photos :)

love your blog! :)
- Audrey Allure <3
http://audreyallure.blogspot.com

GardenofDaisies said...

Well lookie there! I have the same rectangular planter as Martha and didn't know it. Only mine is blue. I keep mine next to my phone with pads of paper and pens. Great storage ideas! The typewriter table is cute!

Beach Vintage said...

Thanks for your comment about my idea for a side table. I love this post. It has given me some ideas.

Jen R. said...

That little table would be perfect!

ashley_jean said...

I love your ICanHasChezBurger reference - I almost LOLd at work. I truly thought I was the only one... :)