Recycled and Reclaimed Shelves: Decorative and Useful
My husband and I are spring cleaning our home and garage. In doing so we have realized storage units would come in very handy for organizing our stuff. Below is a list of unique storage ideas I came across in my search for making shelves out of recycled material.
I would love to have this unique dresser in my bedroom. Rob Southcott designed it with locally produced reclaimed wood. Up against a newly painted (with earth-friendly paints) wall this dresser would serve as a dresser as well as décor. It is visually appealing and useful. I’ve always loved furniture with a lot of compartments.
I find this shelving unit to be interesting. The idea is so simple and yet very few of us would ever pass up a bunch of crates like these and imagine them as a shelving unit. I suppose you could also turn these into planters.
The sink wall is very unique. It is made out of 18 twelve-inch deep double tub stainless steels sinks. The shelf is both a wall as well as a storage unit. It is designed to be a wall between to rooms and it is designed to rotate. I would use this storage unit to go right between my dining room and living room. Since it can rotate I would still have easy access to both rooms.
These round bookshelves designed by Eric Guiomar are made out of cardboard. I think they would look great in any room. I would probably put one in every room. In the kitchen I would shelve spices and cookbooks. In my office I would use it to shelve all my resource books and some family pictures. In the kids rooms I would decorate one with a few stuffed toys and of course children’s books.
I’m not sure how this shelving unit designed by Daan Roosegaarde’s would fit in my home. It appears to take up a lot of space, which I don’t have. Still the design is fun, unique and planet friendly. It could fit well in a larger home in a child’s room with a lot of space perhaps or in a library in the children’s section.
have any ideas of your own? Share them below.