Saving Storage From Flea Market Find : Cheap Decor 2014 Ideas

One person's junk is another person's treasure at least when it comes to these flea market finds. See how they were transformed into pretty storage solutions without costing a fortune.

Recycle painted divider boxes into all purpose organizers that can corral just about any small object. Whether you're organizing in drawers or out in the open, the colorful boxes can round up everything from soap to silverware.

An aged flea market find makes for an inviting home office in this sunny room. A salvaged desk offers a spacious surface area for work or display and also boasts a roomy drawer for a bit of concealed storage. An old jewelry box accentuates the desk's well-worn charm and provides space for storing office supplies and other small items.

Nothing gets lost in the bustle of your kitchen with this metal bin turned spice rack. Formerly a chicken feed bin, the rack now keeps cooking necessities organized in plain sight on the countertop and well within reach.

This workman's hutch, made years ago by an Iowa farmer, provides the perfect spot to store and display dishes and valuables. It was painted green for a splash of color, then sanded down to reveal a bit of the original wood below. Changing the contents frequently keeps the space feeling fresh and fascinating.

A vintage wooden jewelry box proves just as useful today as it did in its prime. With a couple simple touch-ups, such as restaining the wood and replacing the knobs, the once outdated box gets new life. With nine compartments, it offers plenty of space to organize all of your jewelry and accessories.

Put antique accessories to work as handy storage solutions in your bathroom. Here, an old ladder stands in as a space saving towel rack, and a large hutch provides display space for pretty soaps and accessories as well as plenty of storage for towels and bathroom necessities.

For a focal-point pot rack with an undeniable rustic flair, suspend a vintage wooden sled above a kitchen island. Hang S-hooks from the rails to support your collection of pots and pans. The pot rack not only looks great, it also frees up cabinet space for other kitchen necessities.

For unique office storage, keep an eye out for a bin that has both cubbies and shelves. Outfitted with glass candy jars, the set of cubbies is the perfect place to organize and store small office supplies. Meanwhile, shallow boxes and baking pans make the shelves great for storing folders and papers. Mount the bin on the wall over your desk for a functional and stylish work center.

Spruce up your entryway with a unique flea market find. This vintage hall tree got a facelift with just a few coats of vibrant turquoise paint. Located in the entry of a cozy beach house, the tree now provides the perfect spot for friends and family to hang their gear as they come in from the nearby beach.

Create a scene-stealing shelving system by stacking a series of antique benches and anchoring them to the wall. The weathered finish of these benches testifies to their colorful past lives and adds a rustic, eclectic character to the space, all while providing a place to corral books and display accessories.

Add casters to a simple wood box for easy-to-move storage for almost any purpose. Place the box beneath an entryway console and you have an accessible, but tucked-away, place for shoes.

Turn an old toolbox into a modern-day must-have. To create a charging station, drill holes in the back of the box, wide enough for the outlet plugs on your charging cords to fit through. Cut a board to fit inside the box, and drill holes for the cords to fit through. Feed the cords through both sets of holes, tucking the slack beneath the board. Plug in the cords and start charging.

Place pretty jars out on your kitchen counter, and fill them with baking essentials. If you come across a jar without a lid, consider it as a holder for tall utensils.

Repurpose a vintage cart as a side table for a living room or entryway. A cart like this can be used as a drink station when entertaining. When outfitted with baskets on the lower shelf, it can be used as a handy entryway organizer and hold seasonal gear, shoes, and more out-the-door essentials.

Turn a tired old buffet that's seen its last dinner party into an entryway organizer filled with purpose.

Organize your jewelry in a vintage printer's tray. Give the tray a fresh coat of paint, and line the back of the compartments with pretty papers. Screw brass hooks into each compartment to hang baubles. To make space for necklaces and bracelets, use a hammer to remove a few slats.


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