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Crazy Table Shelves and the Color Purple

Crazy Table Shelves and the Color Purple

First, the obvious: a shelving system made from repurposed coffee tables.  Holy cow!    

This shelving unit was designed by Isabel Quiroga and made from used tables (sawn in half).  The whole concept fascinates me, especially Isabel's own fascination with the history of each table; this design is named "Storyteller" afterall.  Learn more about it on Art Eko.

created at: 05/31/2011

And now it's time to talk about purple, y'all.  It's everywhere.  On everything.  (I even have a chair that I lovingly refer to as "The Purple People Eater".)  Last week, I was having a little twitter discussion about this new emerging color trend and I thought I'd take it to you.  Have you noticed purple popping up in fashion and home decor lately?  What do you think about it?  Would you embrace purple in your home?  Discuss!

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Kate on Dec 22, 2015:

What a crazy idea, I love it! I've never seen anyone get so creative with shelving . I wonder if anyone has gone a re-created this art within their own home?


Jp on Mar 29, 2013:

How are the backs anchored?


unvvickie on Jan 08, 2013:

I am so doing this in my empty extra room. not this color but same design. I love it...thanks so much for this great idea.


Suzanne on Feb 08, 2012:

This is the best type of shelving I've seen yet! I totally want to go home and stick tables on my walls now...


Jessica Carolin on Jun 13, 2011:

"GREAT"


classymn on Jun 02, 2011:

im in love.


T. Lightfoot on Jun 02, 2011:

Love, love, love this. Am an academic and would love something like this in my study. Are the instructions on how to make it posted online somewhere? I followed the links but couldn't see any. I'm fairly new to DIY so am unsure about how to mount the tables to the wall.


T. Lightfoot on Jun 02, 2011:

Love, love, love this. I'm an academic and would love to have something like this in my study. Are the instructions on how to make this posted somewhere? I followed the links but didn't see them, and am new to DIY so am unsure about how to mount them to the wall.


CapreeK on Jun 01, 2011:

Adine - Ah, gotcha!  Well, this makes even more sense in a space like that!  It'll be perfect.  Do post pics when you get your new space / crazy table shelves up! :D


Adine on Jun 01, 2011:

I will! Thanks! ;) Actually it's not a retail space at all... Although, you're right, that would be sooo cool! I have a little Handy Woman business - marine and household canvas, wallpapering, painting, furnture stripping and refinishing, trash-picking and refurbishing, slipcovers, upholstery, etc... However I currently borrow space from other shops nearby, surrounded by boys. They don't decorate their shops! And they get irritated when I try to fix theirs up. So, since I'm getting my own in July, I'm going to make it pretty!


CapreeK on Jun 01, 2011:

Anon - Yes, something like this would be awesome in a retail space.  Do it, do it!  Also, I'm glad I'm not alone in my love of purple.  :)


Anonymous on Jun 01, 2011:

I love purple! And have always had a little something purple in my house - an plum accent stair wall, a kids lilac bedroom, a glassware collection... But I *LOVE* his shelving system even more! I'm getting a new shop soon. I think I'll make this there to store my stuff (since my honey won't allow anything funky in our new home).


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