Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Go Green : Storage

Lately I have been going a little crazy de-cluttering. But the hoarder in me couldn't decide what to discard and what to keep. Well, one can always paint a biscuit tin to plant a sapling or use an antique frame to fix a mirror.      

Which is when I came across these fabulous ideas for "green" storage. There were tons of them though. I have filtered my favs for you!

Milk Crates! 
I am so lurving this milk crate center-table that I don't mind going out and buying several of them to make one. Will it still count as my Go Green initiative? :) 

How lovely is this wall storage concept! 
A couple of crates, some wooden boxes & tins and we have a kitchen wall to talk about!

Now who wouldn't want to store books in this "ladder-shelf".
I can totally see this happening in my kitchen for that extra zing. Cookbooks on their way! 

I am so partial to pretty tins & glass bottles. At times I have been guilty of picking up stuff from the super-mart only because of the tins they came in. Empty coffee tins are something that I haven't been able to throw away. EVER! This is a great idea for storage. Though I would prefer these on the shelf than on the wall like this.

Ever since I saw this ceramic planter being used as a cutlery stand I have been itching to go to my local pottery store and pick these by the dozen. Mmmm...I think I will be buying them this weekend. Will keep you posted. And whats great is that these are planters so they come with a drainage hole which is so very required for dripping spoons! Great find..huh! cute! Masalas (spices) in test tubes. I am not sure if I can live with this arrangement in the long run but right now my heart is going all gooey thinking about these babies.

Which ones do you like? Any favs?  Do you have any chic & pretty storage ideas? Share them with me!

Images :1,2,3,4,5 & 6


Rekha said...

My fav is the 2nd pic...the idea of putting up different containers is interesting.

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

Love love the first and last images...the test tube kit for masalas - brilliant!:) thank you...that was awesome inspiration for the day!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

The last image is very cute...loved it :)

purplehomes said...

Rekha : Such an interesting mix...let me know if you try something at home

Sharon & SB : So do you think we should head out and buy some corks for these test tube babies :))