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Turn Vintage Metals Into Beautiful Storage Solutions

Exploring a small variety of uses for vintage and vintage style Metal pieces:

Vintage wire and metal pieces have grown exceedingly popular. So popular in fact that many modifications have been made to suite the modern lifestyle. Vintage wiring is often mimicked in modern pieces. Their simple beauty is much to blame. They work well in any room in the house. Unfortunately, for the same reasons, their popularity makes them increasingly more expensive to buy.

For this last reason, your best bet is to buy pieces that are not in perfect condition; ones that, perhaps, have rusted over time, but not all the way through. These pieces are just as easy to work with. A little bit of elbow grease, and they can be good as new. A bit of spray paint can brighten them up. After that, your imagination can go wild, creating a piece that suits your storage needs.

Other metal pieces, such as lockers, make for wonderful vintage storage solutions.  Extra shelves can be put in.  Small baskets, hat boxes, and the like, can store necessary items for a home office.  These can be useful in homework spaces, mudrooms, and yes, even breakfast rooms.  Tins, jars, trays, and the like, can hold goodies, utensils, craft work, even collected seashells from family vacations at the beach, keeping all dust free and safe.

Vintage lockers (Rue magazine) for the mudroom, child's bedroom, home office, porch, or even the breakfast room.

Vintage lockers (Rue magazine) for the mudroom, child's bedroom, home office, porch, or even the breakfast room.

Vintage metal file cabinet.  Perfect for a mudroom, enclosed porch, or home office. 

Vintage metal file cabinet.  Perfect for a mudroom, enclosed porch, or home office. 

Do you use vintage or vintage style metals in your decor or as storage solutions?  Share your ideas below or drop me an email at michelle@eyeonlifemag.com.