Sunday, April 17, 2011

Shelves

There's a party going on at Funky Junk Interiors.  Donna is once again hosting her Saturday Nite Special link party and the theme this week is shelves.

I like to use nontraditional shelving when I can, utilizing some of my thrifty finds.  Since my family doesn't have the same junkin' spirit that I have, most of these shelves are hanging in one room, my studio space.

I've posted most of these pictures before in several past posts, but since they were so fitting for tonight's link party I thought I would post them again.

My favorite piece is this antique wood cubby shelf.
This is an ever changing display shelf, showcasing favorite photos and collections.
Above the door an old wood mower handle became a shelf to display a collection of brass hose nozzles.
The width of the handle was a perfect size to display the nozzles.
This shelf serves a double purpose.....display and storage.
Extra storage was found by hanging an old letter/bill holder on the side.
And a shabby towel holder was added on the bottom to display a vintage doily.
A divided wood box was hung as a shelf for ribbon storage.
A shelf intended for spices became a storage shelf for beads, buttons and old game pieces.
Vintage wood levels became picture ledges for old family photos.
And two large wood boxes supported by iron brackets became shelves for fabric and misc. items.

I have some other ideas for shelves for this room.........I just don't have any more wall space!

I hope you're enjoying your weekend.

Jane

55 comments:

  1. You have THE GREATEST SHELVES!!
    But I am not a bit surprised by that at all. =)

    Very unique, and some great ideas. thanks for sharing!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  2. They are all so fabulous!!! Great ideas.

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  3. You are SO organized. I like the shelf with the beads and buttons...maybe I just like beads and buttons! lol!! These shelves are so you!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. Great Inspirational Photos and Ideas! I have always loved to collect old nozzles, I have mine displayed on an old door header! Come by for a visit sometime, we have very similar taste! Love your blog!
    Cheryl :)

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  5. Hi Jane, you have created the most amazing place to work. Your studio looks great! I wish I was as organized as you are.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  6. Your studio is so you. All of the shelves are original, unique, incredibly cool, see? YOU!
    I was just telling Duane that I could use shelves that go all the way to the ceiling to be able to be more organized in mine, I'm pretty sure he was thinking "or get rid of some of this junk"! That is one area that even if I set my timer for 15 minutes and kept resetting it, I'm pretty sure not much would leave the room!
    Back to why I stopped by... I love all of you amazing shelf ideas! xoxo

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  7. Oh....thanks for the inspiration Jane! I have a shelf in my booth that needs to come out for a while and now I know what to do with it.
    Enjoy your Sunday~KarenSue

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  8. Really clever! Love the metal brackets under the shelves too! Happy Sunday:@)

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  9. I love your organization look. Everything is so neat. How do you do it!!!!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  10. I need you to come and help me organize my stuff in pretty/clever ways like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) Thanks for sharing! These are all so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Love your shelves!!! I can't believe your family doesn't have the same junkin' spirit! What a beautiful inspiring space!

    Have a great weekend.

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  12. you are so creative and organized! love it all! very inspiring!

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  13. love your displays.........especially love the mower handle and hose nozzles!!

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  14. So many great ideas for shelving, Jane! I love that large cubby shelf in the first picture; with the brackets it fits so well over your counter space! Such great ideas in your studio. I think I'd be so inspired every time I walked in there.

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  15. I am in such awe at your creativity. I always look forward to seeing that you have a new post and can't wait to see what you have come up with! Your room is beautiful and so organized kudo's to you!

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  16. and you thought my studio looked organized - yours is amazing! I could only wish! and absolutely love the nozzles on the mower handle - Jane, you are the queen!
    amy of four corners design

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  17. Thanks for re-posting these. I am a fairly new follower and I haven't seen them before. You have a great eye for re-purposing and wonderful shelving ideas with a vintage feel!!!

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  18. Oh my gosh your shelves are just
    wonderful!!
    Thank you for reposting your pictures :)

    xoxo
    Lori

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  19. Since I'm a relatively new follower, this is my first time to see your shelves. As I looked at each picture, I thought 'oh this is my favorite thing"...and then I would see the next picture. I think I said that to myself for each one. Love nontraditional uses for things. If you've run out of wall space for more ideas, I have some walls you can use :)

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  20. Great ideas, Jane! I like how you have thought out the small details, too. Love the old mower handle with spray nozzles and the vintage towel bar. I wish my craft area looked like this. To think... I could actually find things :) Looks great!
    Have a nice Sunday!
    Michelle :)

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  21. you have such a knack for coming up with unusual ways to use old and unique items. your assemblage of "shelves" are truly inspiring and one-of-a-kind! TFS! :)

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  22. You have some great inspirationl ideas !

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  23. Wow, that's the most varied, cool, creative shelves put to good use I have seen in my whole life! I am going to start looking at everything as a shelf for awhile. Thanks for sharing.
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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  24. You do have the most creative shelves!

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  25. jane, this is amazing!
    I just love all the reclaimed pieces for the shelving.
    It is all so smooth and perfectly organized.
    Giving me some great ideas here, thanks for posting this.
    Amy

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  26. I would feel so at home here with you. I would be able to find everything easily and be inspired by all that surrounded me.

    True kindred spirits of organization. If you came to my studio you would recognize the same and be at home here with me. Just don't visit in the summer...way too hot, you would melt .....

    :D

    xx
    z

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  27. Love, love, love all of you shelves and their many uses. I especially adore the boxes made into shelves that are on the metal brackets.
    I so enjoy all of the lovliness your create in your home.

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  28. Lovin the studio! YOU have some great storage and cubbies...I may "steal" some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing. Tiff

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  29. Fantastic! These are some of the most unique shelves I've seen.

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  30. I just love your style!!! I wish I had more money and space to create what you have!

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  31. I do believe you've got me beat on this storage stuff! And I thought I was good. Shoot, I'm still an amateur!
    Brenda

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  32. Even thought your family doesn't have the same passion as you, I think it's wonderful that you display your "loves" for yourself. I think it's even better that you change things up, for yourself!
    Creativity must just flow through your bones.

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  33. Squealing going on here. I love that rack for the hose nozzles. Well, I really love them all...and I don't have any more walls either...bummer!!

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  34. I love all your shelves and the displays on them are amazing!
    Sherry

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  35. GREAT BLOG, LUV IT :) STOP BY & SAY HI GIO

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  36. Bring your ideas to my studio...I need some help!

    Love your space!

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  37. Great ideas Jane! This is perfect timing as I have to move out of my little space when my son comes back from college. Trying to find just a little space.

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  38. I really do love your space...everything just makes me want to come over and create!

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  39. What a great space. I really love that old cubby. The wood is a perfect shade. I wish I could find half of the great stuff that you have collected. It all just amazes me. You always know how to put it all together so fantastically too.

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  40. A little late to your post - what amazing shelves!!! Love your ideas - may have to utilize them in my home!! Thanks so much for having such a great blog to follow!! You are the best!!

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  41. This post has given me the perfect inspiration for a shallow box I just found! Thank you!! (found you on Pinterest). I'm a new follower, too!

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  42. I just started following your blog but I wanted you to know that I love your craft room and it gave me some really great ideas for mine that my husband renovated for me. Love for you to take a look at it on my blog. I just started it and I am crazy excited about moving forward with some of my ideas.
    Noel
    artistic-touch-studio.blogspot.com

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  43. I don't know how I missed this before, but your shelves and display are wonderful. You've inspired me to get into my craft room (with a safety rope tied to my waist), to unearth and redisplay my treasures. Thank you and Happy New Year -- I'm wishing you both the very best.

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  44. I would be fighting my family to have some of this throughout the entire house....love your style.

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  45. These are such great ideas!! I love that piece with the hose nozzles on it -- what a cool collection! I just bought an old level at an antique market while on vacation -- that too is a great way to use one of those!

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  46. I love this!! Where did you get the metal baskets? I LOVE those!

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  47. Hey man you have really good choice. By the way will you please tell me I saw a wine rack can you tell me the material of wood.

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  48. Hola Jane..
    Tienes un blog lleno de cosas bonitas,enhorabuena.
    Que tengas mucha suerte.
    Nosotros estamos empezando a publicar nuestros trabajos,visitanos si tienes tiempo.
    Muchas gracias!!! :-)

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  49. you are so creative and organized! love it all! very inspiring.online beds company

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  50. I so love all the wonderful idea you share to some of us want to be "niffty" but just can't seem to know what to do. There are so many things I've saved & can now justify using them. Your ideas have also opened my eyes to seeing things more "out side of the box". Love your blog:)!!!!!

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  51. I so love all the wonderful idea you share to some of us want to be "niffty" but just can't seem to know what to do. There are so many things I've saved & can now justify using them. Your ideas have also opened my eyes to seeing things more "out side of the box". Love your blog:)!!!!!

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