Clever Storage Ideas

Country Living Magazine

Living in a small space, I'm always searching for clever storage ideas. As I have virtually no closets, the containers will be in plain view, so naturally I want something pleasant to gaze at. Do you have the same storage quandaries? If so, read more after the jump!

As I was leafing through the February issue of Country Living Magazine, I spotted these two great storage ideas:

Idea/Photo One: This "Chic Wall Storage" DIY project is so simple and modern. Made from concrete post molds wrapped in wood-grain contact paper this dandy shelving unit can be as large or small as you need. Kathleen Hackett and Stephen Antonson are the husband and wife duo who created this handsome project and also just published a book, Home from the Hardware Store, with 40 more DIY projects to try!

Idea/Photo Two: This vintage luggage stack is so cool. Created by Joanna Madden, she explains that, "it reads like a single piece of furniture, like a cabinet." I love the exaggerated height, plus can you imagine all the stuff you could hide in there?

Inspired by Ms. Madden's luggage stack, I've set out on a search for my own vintage luggage to stack head high. I'm thinking of kicking up the color quotient a notch to search for vintage plastic Samsonite suitcases in bright colors like orange, turquoise and lime green. I love the idea of staring at cheery rainbow stack of luggage each day! Etsy has a plethora of choices like this fun little number!

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My only question is how to keep my little one away from this temptingly tippy situation!

Images 1&2: Country Living Magazine
Image 3: Modern Bag Ladies
Image 4: Mod Human Vintage

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