Vintage Tip – Repurposing Vintage into Storage

Southern Vintage Table

After moving to our studio almost a year ago, we were psyched about the seemingly endless space to store and showcase our vintage collections. Open floor space was quickly covered with rows of shelves and, licketly-split, empty shelves were filled with candleholders, plates, goblets, and all sorts of vintage treasures. It didn’t take long before we needed to creatively invent space where there was none!

Our three vintage trunks became our first creative storage solution. To make room on a section of shelves, we removed all but a few mason jars and placed the rest in two trunks. The trunks were then stacked on top of each other and the top trunk became the perfect place to display our many frames.  It also looks pretty cool, huh?

Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC

We found a old heavy-duty file cabinet for almost nothing ($2.99!). Now filed away in each of the drawers are tablecloths. See that adorable pink dresser?  Those drawers are filled with small bowls and dessert compotes.

Southern Vintage Table

Southern Vintage Table

With our 400+ vintage dessert plates, it became difficult to see all of the sweet patterns when stacked up and keeping the metal trays neatly displayed was nearly impossible. The solution? Dresser drawers! Now we can easily select the perfect dessert plate or metal tray!

Southern Vintage Table

Our favorite storage solution is these trio of old-school office supplies. Inside the green filing cabinet are vintage doilies and the brown magazine file drawers are filled with small silver-plate trays. The metal file dividers now display trays of all sorts!

Come visit us at our studio! Available by appointment, we’ll meet you at the door and even open a few drawers!


Southern Vintage Table Vintage China Rental NC


 

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