Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday

I am totally into funky reclaimed items for the home. I love picking things up at junk shops, antique stores and yard sales. One thing I found at a local junk shop has turned into a family organizational life-saver. They are my cool kitchen lockers.

My brother-in-law scouted these babies out for me and I paid just $25 for each one. They are old gym lockers and they are amazing for storage.

My family was constantly coming in the kitchen door, dropping their shoes/bags, and cluttering up the entire entry way. We bought these to keep things a bit more organized and they have made a huge difference!

Now, we have one locker for coats and shoes, one for bags, and one for miscellaneous items. They keep the clutter contained and look cool at the same time. My sister even picked some up and installed shelves to use as a kitchen pantry in her house. Lockers are a crazy versatile storage option and can be used just about anywhere. They can be found cheap on sites like Craigslist and Freecycle groups and can be refinished to fit any decor. Even in houses where junk shop decor may not fit in, they are an excellent option for the garage or basement!

So, that's what is working for my family this week. Head over to Shannon's Dryer and see what is working for other moms!


Kelsey Smith said...

Oh my gosh i love that! Awesome idea love it!

kawaii crafter said...

love the lockers and I love the color too!

CraftTeaLady said...

That is a fabulous idea! When we moved into our house, we have a bank of lockers in the garage... they are more the gym locker size, but not baskets (unforunately) - they are locker door, but tiny. Hmmmm... I might have to bring those in and use them!!!!

Bahama Shores Mama: said...

Pottery Barn had these, but they didn't look half as good as yours!