Inspiration: Junk Drawers as Shelving Displays

Inspiration: Junk Drawers as Shelving Displays

Jessica Tata
Apr 22, 2009
Styling by Rebecca McEvoy, Photos by Damian Russel
In next month's issue of Elle Decoration, stylist Rebecca McEvoy was given £200 and sent to local thrift stores to cull out the best furniture to treat with a fresh coat of paint and showcase. The results were fantastic, but more than the furniture we were drawn to the junk drawers used as shelving in the background...

We've long been fans of repainting old furniture to give it a second, often more exciting, life than it had. These examples of thrift store finds revamped into happy, colorful, contemporary pieces are fantastic. But we were more intrigued with the idea of stacking old drawers against the wall for shelving and display. Using different colors and shapes of drawers, and painting the insides of one or two gives this wall a vintage-chic look that doesn't take up much room depth-wise.

We'd like to implement this idea in a living room or office area and add a visual kick with a little bit of storage space!

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