14 Clever Ways to Create Extra Storage Using Everyday Objects

Stephanie Lee
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If there's one thing that's better than scoring extra storage, it's creating said storage out of unused items you have lying about the house! And lucky for us, there are plenty of great tutorials online for repurposing old items and turning them into something that's not only functional, but also looks a million dollars. Click through for my favourites! 

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Drawer front hat rack

Hey Judy

With an old weather beaten drawer front I found in a field and some spindles off of a broken crib I tried my hand at making a coat rack. I cut the spindles to make the pegs for the hats to hang on, made pilot holes into the bottoms of all of them, and screwed them into the drawer front. Sanded everything

created at: 02/18/2012
created at: 02/18/2012

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Then, with some paint and  racing stripes, a hat rack for all of the middle child's hats :)

created at: 02/18/2012

created at: 02/18/2012

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Crib spring shoe rack

Hey Judy

I had been wondering what to do with my LAST child's broken down crib. So, I took it apart, stared at everything, and decided I could use the spring part to hang my heels on. I've leaned it on the wall of my closet and it works great

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created at: 02/18/2012
created at: 02/18/2012

It would probably look cute spray painted, but I kinda like the color the metal is already.

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