Shelves

August 13th, 2011 in member junk     
clarerose clarerose, member
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I rescued this one from the tip. Its an old industrial workshop bin that I repurposed as shelves. The only thing I did to it was scrub it and turn it on its side! I love how the left side has old numbers still visible, 260, 300, 325 and 360 for each compartment. I dont know what it would have originally been used for.
I made this one from an old box and other timber I picked up off the verge. The middle shelf was added, plus old pressed tin to jazz it up and the top piece is from the base of a old dresser. The shelves are lined with beautiful old vinyl, which I was lucky enough to find a complete roll of at the tip shop. All the books come from the tip, the verge or opshop rubbish bins.
I bought this as an amatuer artwork. The back of the box (all the top section) was filled with bark and leaves and all sorts of messy stuff all glued in. I loved the religious components, the painted bottom bit and punched tin top decoration, that is something along the lines of my own work and I hadnt seen any other stuff like it before, but found the rest pretty ugly. The guy had been progressively dropping the price and obviously wasnt going to sell it when I came along and he practically gave it to me. When I got it home I ripped out the foliage etc, added the shelves and it has become a nice addition to my kitchen. I dont feel I have destroyed the artists work, I prefer to think I have added to it and it fits my home perfectly.
This one just evolves organically. I started out with a few old drums (the musical kind) and wooden drawers and boards and as Ive found or needed more , its grown. There are three drums, three drawers, and several boxes in this section. Two more drums are just out of the picture. And every addition is an excuse to keep a bit more junk and so it goes on!
My studio is filled with shelves to store all manner of things and this is just one section. An organised mess I call it.
I rescued this one from the tip. Its an old industrial workshop bin that I repurposed as shelves. The only thing I did to it was scrub it and turn it on its side! I love how the left side has old numbers still visible, 260, 300, 325 and 360 for each compartment. I dont know what it would have originally been used for.

I rescued this one from the tip. It's an old industrial workshop bin that I repurposed as shelves. The only thing I did to it was scrub it and turn it on its side! I love how the left side has old numbers still visible, 260, 300, 325 and 360 for each compartment. I don't know what it would have originally been used for.


Shelves are such handy things aren't they? Some people like them behind cupboard doors and some people like them open and accountable. Doesn't matter how you like them, we all need them... but some need them more than others!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Rose Holdaway
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Comments (4)

frstyfrolk writes: I love your organization. I am striving fir it but it will take me awhile!

Smiles, cyndi Posted: 7:41 am on January 12th
rustinpeace writes: I really love this whole thing. I am a great shelf-ophile as well. Posted: 7:05 am on October 24th
CleverJunk writes: Very cool! From one shelf-builder to another. I appreciate your creativity.
Sherri Posted: 9:51 pm on December 10th
Yeyas Antiques writes: Love the Blue wall photo with the cubby hole shelf. The head looks Funky! Posted: 4:40 pm on August 14th
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