If you want to create more function in your furniture and show off your arts and crafts skills, repurposing antique pieces and décor can give you a new project resulting in convenient and visually appealing storage throughout your home. Below are just a few tips to help you get started on your creative new project.
Keep visible items organized
When you have repurposed an item to provide visible storage, you might invest in mason jars, baskets, or other quirky small storage solutions to keep everything in order. This way you can have a piece that is fully decorative and functional.
Add your own shelves and hardware
You may need to get a bit crafty to redesign an old piece for its new purpose, but this will allow you to personalize the piece for your needs. For example, if you are in search of a bookshelf, you can add your own shelves to just about any old piece of furniture with relative ease. Changing hardware on a piece already designed for storage might also give you more function and update the style.
Bring the outdoors in
Items like old mailboxes and benches can allow you to incorporate storage with a rustic look. Benches can be repurposed as shelves, and they allow storage underneath for heavier items that are best kept on the floor. Old hanging mailboxes or decorative planters can be kept in your entryway to provide storage for incoming mail, keys and other items that may otherwise frequently get lost.
To explore more stylish ways to redesign vintage furniture and blend it with new, contemporary pieces, consult RESTYLE Resale by calling 630-637-8988. With a friendly staff of design experts and an extensive inventory of new and lightly used home décor, RESTYLE in Naperville is an excellent place to start any home design project.