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Repurposed Shelves – Clever and Creative!

Shelves seem to strike the perfect balance between function and design. They’re always useful and rarely boring. But if you really want to take functional and interesting to the next level, throw in some crafty upcycling and you’ve got some definite home decor conversation starters! Here are 5 upcycling ideas to get you started.

Window Frame Shelf and Chalkboard from Post Road Vintage

I love the tinted mason jars!

Skateboard Shelf by Storage and Glee

For anyone with kids who’ve grown out of a sport, passion, or hobby, this idea helps us hold onto our keepsakes as they disply our knick knacks!

Old Drawers Repurposed as Shelf Dioramas by Interior Junkie

Church Pew Headboard with Side Shelves from Faith Buzz

This is one of the best 2 for 1s I’ve seen in a long time. This took brilliant vision to DIY this before and after makeover!

Storage Crate Shelves by Morning by Morning

These crates could have just as easily been left on the floor as storage, but buy mounting them to the wall with shelf brackets it instantly reduces floor clutter and makes the room more interesting. Who needs to bother with wall art when you have these beautiful crates?

 Have a create idea for a repurposed shelf? Tell us about it in the comments!

I’m Cristin Frank (AKA Eve). I love all things frugal and crafty. My mindset is always on upcycling, repurposing, reducing waste and saving money – and Eve of Reduction is my roadmap. You might also want to check out my book, "Living Simple, Free & Happy."

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4 Responses to Repurposed Shelves – Clever and Creative!

  1. Jenna Pizzigati-Coppola August 18, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    Such great ideas Cristin!

    All are sure to give you that original/ one of a kind look.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Eco Chic Sense
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    • Eve August 21, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

      Thanks, Jenna!

  2. P. August 23, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    Great ideas! I love the old window and the crate shelves. Thanks for the ideas………..

    • Eve August 23, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

      Thanks! I’m always on the hunt for old windows!

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