5 Cute ‘n Clever Vintage Storage Ideas

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Printer's tray is a great display piece

Printer’s tray is a great display piece. source: myfabulesslife.com

Big or small, there are many ways to infuse vintage items into your home. When you can use them in functional ways, such as keeping things organized or displaying your favorite collections, that’s even better! Take a gander at the following cute ‘n clever storage ideas and learn how “old school” stuff can still be “new school” useful.

See also: Vintage Suitcases Stow Mo’ Than Clothes

{Vintage Printer’s Tray}: When painted a modern gold (or any color you like), the graphic lines create a piece that is great as is. Or, hang it in your entryway, hallway, bathroom, bedroom or any room and fill with your favorite trinkets.

The printer's tray lets you display some of your favorite things

The printer’s tray lets you display some of your favorite things. source: myfabulesslife.com

{Vintage Mail Sorter}: If you can find one of these rare gems, you’ll be lucky and proud to display and/or store anything from dishes, vases, books or what-have-yous.

A vintage mail sorter is super handy and handsome storage

A vintage mail sorter is super handy and offers handsome storage. source: diyshowoff.com

{Vintage Store Display}: I’m guessing Eveready Batteries never dreamed their display rack would be used to hang tea cups and hold dish towels. I guess their slogan works perfectly here, because the use of this piece keeps going, and going, and going!

Vintage Eveready Battery display rack shows off your tea cup collection and stores linens

Vintage Eveready Battery display rack shows off your tea cup collection and stores linens. source: bhg.com

{Vintage Suitcase}: This is one of my favies, cuz, seriously, who’s gonna actually use a suitcase without wheels anymore? Therefore, it’s our DIY duty to repurpose these vintage valises! And, why not into a vanity! Click into Ashley Cambell’s how-to to make one yourself.

Vintage suitcase vanity and towel holder

Vintage suitcase vanity and towel holder. source: designsponge.com

{Vintage Kitchen Cabinet}: Believe it or not, there are many vintage items that were originally used for storage. This kitchen cupboard is super cute as a laundry cabinet for soaps and other cleaning sundries.

Vintage dish cabinet makes a lovely laundry supply storage

Vintage dish cabinet makes a lovely laundry supply storage. source: homejelly.com

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