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Chic & Cheap Shelving

(above via: here.) Instead of buying a new bookcase, opt for a thrifted one or keep the old one you already have. Give it a fresh coat of paint and either paint the inside or line it with scrapbook paper or wallpaper. Don't overload the shelf with clutter---let the pattern or paint get some attention.

(above via: here.) For a simple, studio-esque solution... prop open a ladder and insert some long planks of wood. Just make sure you don't put something too heavy on one end.

(above via: here.) For a more rustic look, choose a worn wooden ladder and add industrial touches like metal and vintage wire.

(above via: here.) If you are handy with a hammer and nails... or can manage to coax a handyman into helping out, turn one of your nooks into a bookcase with wooden planks. Avoid doing this in a dorm or campus apartment though---you might lose your safety deposit.

(above via: here.) Crates can exude vintage, rustic cool. Just make sure they're a nice dark brown or painted a uniform color and you'll have a cubicle-like storage unit.

(above via: here.) Scourge antique shops and thrift stores for boxes and drawers in different sizes and shapes. Paint them all one color... like a gorgeous turquoise. Line the backs/bottoms/sides with wallpaper or scrapbook paper. Stack 'em on top of each other and accessorize.

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3 comments:

  1. These are great shelving system ideas indeed. However, these materials are only applicable to be used in the house. Big companies and establishments like warehouse and offices should use a high quality pallet racking systems to ensure the safety of the products and the employees. Anyway, I think I am going to create my own cheap shelving as well.

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  2. I'd love to use wooden crates but they, like old milk crates, are darn near impossible to find in good condition and cheap. Alas...
    Great idea though1

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  3. Wow looks beautiful! I have seen many industries opt for High Density Pallet Racking Systems, but this can be used like this was new. Thanks

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