Sunday, April 28, 2013

Repurposed Library Book Shelf

I (meaning I wanted it and my husband carried it) brought this library book shelf home after finding it left on the curb during one of our morning walks. 

A great thing around our neighborhood, and neighborhoods all over I'm sure, is that if you no longer want a piece of furniture just put it on the curb and someone will come along and take it. We've picked up a whole bunch of cool stuff on our morning walks. And since we're out at dawn we get a good head start on the rest of the scavengers. 

We don't always know what we're going to do with the pieces we pick up, and they usually sit wherever they fit for some time before a place is found where they have a purpose. In this case the shelf sat in a corner of the landing room. Just sat there with nothing going on, no purpose, not being used. Then Will rearranged a few things and found a new home and a purpose for my birthday dresser as our telephone station. Then I started looking at the library book shelf and thought I'd see if it fit in the kitchen. I had an idea that it might make an interesting produce bin.

We typically have several bowls holding grapefruit, oranges, bananas, apples, lemons, limes, potatoes, and onions sitting on various surfaces from the dinging room table, the island, and on top of the microwave. So I pulled the library book shelf into the kitchen and what a wonderful produce bin it now makes topped with a couple of recipe boxes and a jug of fresh cut flowers from the yard and a juicer (also a found item).


Jeanette said...

Aren't you the clever one.

Everything Changes said...

Wow, beautiful piece and refashioning.