I bought this mystery shelf at the thrift store. Mystery because I have no idea what it was used for. Obviously it was homemade and I think might have been used for potatoes or something that needed air. I like the back panels with the holes in them, but you can't get anything in from that side. Notice the slanted bottoms of each shelf?
I cleaned it up, painted it and once again added the 1,2,3, like on the step ladder (I am not keeping the step ladder, but selling it, so no worries, my entire home won't be about counting to 3). I put it in my bathroom to hold TP, magazines, and washcloths. And the dreaded scale slides underneath it.
So this is idea #11. But, I know what you are saying, "Well that's nice Becky, but how can I use this idea in my home? I am not going to find a shelf like that." But the lesson here is to look at different or odd pieces in a new light. Don't think about what they were, but about what they can become. I was going to pass on this little shelf, but I am glad I didn't. The minute I brought it home I realized it would be the perfect thing to organize those items in the bathroom. What mystery or odd piece have you made work for you?
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