So living in our small one-bedroom apartment has presented us with a couple challenges over the years… the biggest one is being stuck with our beige walls (ugh), and the second has been storage. We have a couple of closets, but beyond that, not much else. Eventually we’re going to have to invest in more shelving (so far we’ve tried IKEA’s Billy and Expedit shelves, as well as a massive METRO shelf), but in the meantime, we’re still trying out different kinds of options.
One find that we’ve been experimenting with is are these metal boxes, which were previously used as clothing storage for swimmers. They’re very industrial/locker-y, and up close are barely rusted up, but very aged. It appears they were made by a company called “Lyon,” and come with a loop of string and a brass tag to keep track of their “numbers.” We grabbed eight of them from “Smash” and are still figuring out where to go.
They look alright on the METRO, but I still think we need to add some kind of back covering or something else to the unit to make it really gel in the bedroom. However, I love the way they fit in the expedit, and I’m tempted to move out some more books to get a couple more shelves in there.
The next big storage project we need to take on next is the music gear. So far we’ve got a couple hangers, but we really need to find some kind of big storage shelf to hold all the misc. stuff like pedals, drum machines and more. Pass them along if you have any ideas!