From Flea Market Find to Savvy Storage

One person's junk is another person's treasure -- at least when it comes to these flea market finds. See how they were transformed into pretty storage solutions without costing a fortune.

Jewelry Display

Storing jewelry out in the open is pretty and practical -- you’re much more likely to accessorize when you can see what you own. Here, an old chip-bag holder from a retail store into was converted into a jewelry holder. Milk glass containers keep bracelets and earrings corralled but accessible.

Crate Nightstand

Fashion a nightstand from vintage crates. Screw four crates together, then cut a top and base from plywood. Working in a well-ventilated area, seal the plywood with polyurethane and let dry. Attach casters to the base and attach the top to the crates. For extra flair, top your new nightstand with a vintage linen.

Jewelry Storage

Organize your jewelry in a vintage printer's tray. Give the tray a fresh coat of paint, and line the back of the compartments with pretty papers. Screw brass hooks into each compartment to hang baubles. To make space for necklaces and bracelets, use a hammer to remove a few slats.

All Packed Up

Old suitcases have plenty of visual appeal and fit a variety of storage needs. Stack them up for a pretty display and no one will know the attractive vignette actually serves a very practical purpose.

Take a Memo

Turn an industrial metal mesh tray into a handy bulletin board. Mount it to the wall and use magnetic clips to organize papers, keys, and more.

Linen Storage

Utilize a ladder to organize linens. Drape towels, tablecloths, and napkins over the rungs. And a bonus to this method: your linens will incur fewer wrinkles than if they were stuffed into a drawer.

Filed Away

Forget about how a piece was used previously and think about how it can serve your needs now. In this living room, steel office file cabinets house books, magazines, and linens and the top provides display space for animal art and vintage encyclopedias.

Double-Duty Basket

A woven trunk that looks like an oversize picnic basket adds hidden storage to this living room and doubles as a coffee table.

Hang It Up

Revive old drawer pulls as wall-mount organizers. Use the pulls to hold keys, glasses, and notes attached with curtainclips.

Entry Organizer

Turn a tired old buffet that's seen its last dinner party into an entryway organizer filled with purpose.

Storage and Display

Repurpose a vintage cart as a side table for a living roomor entryway. A cart like this can be used as a drink station when entertaining. When outfitted with baskets on the lower shelf, it can be used as a handy entryway organizer and hold seasonal gear, shoes, and more out-the-door essentials.

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