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Monday, May 23, 2011

Decorative Storage Ideas Using Vintage Lockers

 Whitney Ott Photography

No secret I'm storage obsessed and a fan of vintage mid-century. Those of us with older homes know that closet space is at a premium. I'm always looking for unique ways to add storage to my home (and perhaps allow for more clothing!). An idea for tackling both of these issues and obsessions is vintage lockers!  A couple of years ago, I decided to look for a set to add to our bedroom.  It took a couple of months, but as usual, Craigslist did not let me down.

The lockers I found were vintage bowling lockers from possibly the coolest, hippest eco salvage place I'd ever been to!  Sadly, this salvage store in Napa is now gone but the bowling lockers live on.  Now my clothes have a fun place to call home and I have a whimsical addition to my room that I never get tired of looking at!

Original goldish paint with green on the sides:

Cute little Brunswisk guys greet me each morning!

Some other great uses for lockers:

  More Bedroom Ideas:

 Living Etc. Magazine

Crafts Room or Office:

 Sandy Stone

The Guardian Weekend UK

 Fringe; Sacramento

 Kids Room:
 Syd and Harper 

Even the kitchen!

Fresh Home

Vintage lockers have become quite popular over the last few years and can be pricey! A bit of looking around, patience and researching is needed.  Sources include Etsy.com, Ebay, local salvage companies and, of course, good 'ol Craigslist.


Unknown said...

Very great indeed. I love mid-century too! And every time I find a piece I am blown away at how much better things were made "back then!"

Nicky P. said...

Oh lord, LOVE the Brunswick bowlers!

Elizabeth Brown said...

Marie, I always welcome your posts. You really suss out the good stuff. And of course, this one on vintage lockers is no exception. thanks!

Marie Brady said...

Thanks Elizabeth:) I try to strive for quality over quantity.

K&B by the Sea said...

I never would have thought to use bowling lockers for bedroom storage, but yours look great! :-) So fun and unique :-)