Awesome idea ... I don't think I would take it quite THIS far ... but it does motivate me to make one of the units in the den into a "kid center". In addition to games, puzzles, colors/books I can store special snacks for movies & sleepovers. Oh! And photo albums to go over together! :-)
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Bring the Outside In: The teal shelves used in this kitchen may have once housed farm equipment, but now they look chic alongside a stainless-steel refrigerator. The trick is choosing the right paint color and updating any worn hardware such as the wire screens shown here.
Set Up a Kitchen Pantry Cleverly outfitted, an old armoire can become a storage-rich kitchen pantry. Repaint the cabinet to match your kitchen decor then, when dry, line the inside of the doors with metal and cork inserts or coat one door's interior with chalkboard paint. Put the doors to work with magnetic spice tins and hooks for utensils and push pins for holding memos and lists. Drawer inserts keep contents such as recipe files handy and neat. Use baskets, bins, glass jars, tiered shelves, and a lazy Susan to organize the pantry contents.
They replaced the walk-in pantry with a 21-inch deep pantry unit that features an array of pullout storage options that prevent items from getting lost. The new unit is accessible from both the kitchen and the adjacent dining room.
Freestanding Function-If you have room in the bathroom, freestanding pieces of furniture offer the most flexibility when it comes to storing bath necessities. Here, an old-fashioned pharmacy cabinet with a fresh coat of fun paint offers glass-front display and storage space on top and closed storage in the drawers and cabinet below