August 23, 2007

Rearranging & Repurposing

Last night I moved everything off this shelf...

So I could move it into the living room...

And make room for these bad boys in the office. We bought this set of lockers from our school-district-maintenance-man neighbor for 15 doll hairs. Score! I was expecting him to say $200 when I asked how much he wanted - I said I would give him $20 and he said "for $20 I'll deliver them to you". We have such nice neighbors.

Forest is going to paint them this green color, inspired by these lockers we saw at the Santa Monica Antique Mart.

I liked my craft shelf, but moving things around and re-purposing them is a fun part of the home-decorating process. I would have never thought of putting another piece of furniture in our already small living room, but it actually fills up that area which was previously a big empty wall nicely and adds a little color. I'll post some photos when we get the lockers painted, hopefully this weekend or next week.

10 comments:

Sarah Barlow said...

omg! I LOVE it!! What a great idea! Can't wait to see how it looks!

Vallen said...

And I love the prismatic display of books. You are so talented.

raya said...

Thanks you two! Vallen, I can't take total credit for the books as I've seen that in other homes..but I have been arranging my closet prismatically for years, so it made sense to do the books the same way.

faithsalutes said...

remember to keep your eye out for my set of lockers.

Kristy said...

$15!! Lucky you!

PresentPast Collection said...

Killer score! Lovin' the color you chose to update them and give them your own style! Can't wait to see the afters.
Smiles,
Heather

Claire said...

so cool! Can't wait to see the finished lockers.

Chris & Tammie said...

LOVE IT! Why can't I think of great things that you come with?! You're so CrAFTY! :)

Teresa said...

Do you have photos of the finished locker? I know this post is from eons ago, but we are getting some lockers from DH's work and I would love to see some re-purposed ones for inspiration. Thanks!

raya said...

Hi Teresa, I do! Here's the link to the image on flickr: http://tinyurl.com/y8rr3wu

Or you can find it in my "home" set if you click on the flickr widget on the right. I bet if you searched on flickr you'd find a bunch - I seem to remember one of the design blogs doing a post on lockers awhile back too. Have fun with yours!