Do you have storage challenges around your house? I’ll show you how I make the most of my antique and vintage cabinets by providing simple storage solutions.
A Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop
I’m joining some blogging friends today for a fun blog hop, hosted by one of my favorite bloggers, the talented, Cindy of County Road 407. A Lifestyle of Love is where we take a specific theme every other month and share how we use it in our homes and lives. This month is all about vintage cabinets and hutches and I’m sharing the many ways I use my cabinets for simple storage solutions.
If you’re coming from Emily of Le Cultivateur, welcome! I’m so glad to have you here! Don’t you love how Emily styles her decor? She has the best vintage collections!
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Antique & Vintage Cabinet Simple Storage Solutions
If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know that the 1,600 square foot beach house we live in has very limited storage space. Obviously, spaces for storage were not a priority back in 1920.
So let’s start with the definition of a cabinet: a piece of furniture with shelves or drawers that is used for storing useful things or showing decorative things.
When the perfect antique or vintage cabinet comes along, I celebrate! Here are a few of the pieces we are using now to help with our storage issues.
Storing My Quilts
What do you do when you don’t have a linen cabinet? If you have a fabulous vintage glass cabinet like this, you use it to display your quilts and blankets. It’s a “two birds with one stone” kind of thing, right? A storage solution AND a way to show off your beautiful quilt collection.
Storage for Seasonal Décor
My copper top cabinet is a new purchase from a couple of weeks ago. It has given us a space to store some off-season décor that I’m not using. Doesn’t it look amazing in the living room? Most of my vintage cabinets are tall, so having a shorter piece really balances out the room.
Vintage Kitchen Cabinet
This vintage cabinet was painted orange the first time I saw it and was the first thrift store find I ever purchased, about 15 years ago.
Can you believe how perfectly it fit in the space? As if it was meant to be, don’t you think? And it offers quite a bit of storage space for my kitchen appliances and dishes.
My 100-Year-Old Antique Built-In
Have you ever found a vintage or antique piece of furniture that just speaks to you? That’s exactly what this 100-year-old cabinet did to me, and the best part was that it was already waiting for me the day we moved in.
Not only is finding space to store belongings a challenge in my home but so is finding a balance for furniture placement. Our bedroom is SO TINY! We basically have enough room for a bed and nightstand. This built-in solved our storage problems and we used it in place of a dresser.
Here’s how the cabinet looked when we first moved in. See how we made it into the perfect built-in.
A Place to Display my Ironstone
This cabinet isn’t necessarily vintage, but I’m sharing it with you because it’s been a great solution to store my vintage china and Ironstone collections.
More Vintage Dishware Inspiration From my Friends
Now it’s time to see how my friend Cindy of County Road 407 displays her vintage beauties in an old farmhouse hutch. And don’t forget to check out the rest of the ideas below!
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