It seems that so often when I see spaces that really appeal to me, the aspects I like most are those that are one of a kind. It’s the vintage item being used in a new way that always makes me sigh. I particularly like seeing vintage pieces being used creatively for storage/display.
A few weeks ago I spotted a small vintage baby crib, about the size of a bassinet or cradle. I snatched it up, knowing I would find many things to store in it, but upon coming home I just hadn’t found the right spot for it so it’s been sitting in my studio. (And much as I love my kids I wasn’t ready for them to claim it for the toy room.)
I have a corner in my studio that has been bugging me:
Yesterday I walked in the room and realized that a great solution was sitting on the other side of the room. I cleared out the spot and wheeled the crib over. Sure enough, it fit.
I took the baby flannels out of the plastic bin and placed them in another flowered tote. The two totes fit perfectly under the crib. Whoever painted this crib years ago left a brown strip of wood that sticks out so I put some adhesive on it…
and added a strip of ribbon. Much better.
A walk around the house yielded a basket to put smaller pieces of fabric in for easy access.
An unplanned ten minute project yielded an organized corner with more aesthetic appeal.
Oh that all my minutes could be spent so productively!