When designing my own art studio within its cramped quarters, I stumbled upon a number of brilliant eco-friendly, reclaimed storage solutions. I bookmarked them to eventually share in my Top Ten. Here we go.
The Storage Geek demonstrates how to use recycled coffee cans or tins for cubby storage.
Thread Banger uses recycled plastic water jugs to make low-income cubbies.
I love the idea of incorporating vintage keepsakes into functional home decor. Country Living shares this idea of using an old dollhouse for laundry room shelves.
DIY Life gives examples of how to turn old wooden ladders into shelves and storage racks.
Wooden crates are increasingly popular, frequently used as shelves, carts, and end tables. Design Stamped adds a new twist by transforming a crate into a bicycle basket.
Another popular storage idea, shown here by Practical Enrichment, is to transform wooden pallets into shelves.
Flat Tire Decor creates these really cool baskets out of old rubber tires. They are durable and attractive, perfect for hauling wood.
Eco Friend fabricates stylish bookshelves out of recycled skate boards.
Chairs in themselves are often unique pieces of art. Recyclart takes this art one step further and makes a chic bathroom rack out of an old chair.
This reclaimed refrigerator couch shown by Eco Friendly Furniture Home Design may be my favorite. Not only does it smartly incorporate a useless appliance into functional furniture, but it combines retro colors with clean, modern lines.
Stay tuned for another round of Top Ten next month!