Saturday, June 16, 2012

Industrial Pigeon Hole Shelving

I was recently given a fantastic pigeon hole shelving unit. What a score as these usually sell for hundreds of dollars and can be quite hard to come by. I'm not quite sure where I have room for it but I'll move things around so I can have it somewhere. Isn't it a beauty!



The unit is actually quite large and very heavy. It had been hanging on the wall of an old office. They must have been strong brackets holding it up. I should have asked for the original brackets as well!  I can't imagine how much this would weigh once it was loaded up with papers and other treasurers, seeing as it's so heavy empty.


and of course, I'm wondering what it would look like painted white..


I had to leave this cute old sticker on it. It adds to the vintage charm. Unfortunately all the labels for the shelves were really modern so I pulled them off. They looked very recent and didn't add to the piece in any way.



So what to do with this piece? I think it would look fabulous in a sewing room all full of materials.  Something like this:





Wow that looks really good doesn't it!  (and sorting through my materials I realise how lovely they are and I should be using them more often or I'll end up like my mother and needing a whole room to store then  - this is not all my material I still have heaps that I didn't use for the photos.)

Pinks and Greens

Blues and Purples
Neutrals and Black

As I'm looking at these styled photos I've realised what I can do with this piece. I think our toy room is going to get a make over next week and become a craft/sewing/toy room. This is one of the things I love about blogging. It makes me really think about our house and how it would look good and be functional.



And how lovely is this spool of ribbon. I recently saw a tutorial on making these and I think it's a great idea.  I'll have to find the link again and make some.



What do you think?  Should I keep this piece? and if I keep it, should I paint it white?

cheers

16 comments:

  1. Wow what a find! And I think it would look great white!

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    1. thanks Catherine. I think i'll keep it but perhaps not paint it for the moment. depends how easy it is to attach to the wall!

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  2. keep it! and i love the wood look of it! :)

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    1. keeping it! changing around the kids toy room to become my sewing room

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  3. Lucky you. I would love one of these in my home! I think you could find a place for this in just about every room. Books ans stationery in a study , toys in a child's room, plates etc in a kitchen, so how wonderful! When you get tired of looking at it one room you can move it to another!! Have fun! G. X

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    1. totally scored didn't I! great ideas you have for it. thanks!

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  4. Fiona so useful and so beautiful - keeper for sure. Make room somewhere. x

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    1. especially after seeing yours styled so beautifully. definitely keeping!

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  5. Love this lucky find! I vote that it's a 'keeper' and painted white would add to it's charm. The way you've styled it in these photos look great too! What a handy, practical piece!
    x KL

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  6. You lucky girl!!!!!! Keep it and yes, would look very cute painted antique white.
    Have a lovely day!
    DM

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  7. Really like this particular fortunate discover! We political election that it can be the 'keeper' as well as colored white-colored might increase it can elegance. The way in which you have designed this during these pictures look solid as well! Such a useful, useful item!
    by KL

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