Call me a rebel, but I’m much happier when things are used in ways other than what was originally intended. Something about seeing real creativity in action makes me feel more creative. More energized really.
You may not realize it, but Remodeling Can Change Your Life, and little acts of rebellion are a great way to start. Like the unorthodox arrangement of these square storage cabinets above. I found this picture at RemodelingCenter.com and I really thought it was groovy!
I really love the use of color in this bath. The little bit of blue in the cubbies really jumps out and grabs your attention.
That’s not the only wicked cool cabinet storage idea I saw today. How about this:
For all I know, this was built just like this from scratch, but I see a creative use of an old hutch in this picture. Find an old hutch somewhere that might have a messed-up bottom section, and use just the top instead of upper kitchen cabinets.
I always think it’s neat to use a table for an island. There is a great one (along with many other awesome islands) in my post on kitchen islands.
And for any who might be wondering… I’m not sure where I’m going with the “Great Ideas for 2010” thing. I did a #1 post on building a bed swing, so I felt compelled to do a #2, but I don’t suppose I’ll be wanting to have idea #214 come June, so I’ll have to rethink this a bit.
Oh, while we’re talking about using stuff in creative ways, if you happen to need to store ribbon, you should see some of the creative ribbon storage at Everything Etsy.com
Have you ever used cabinetry in a creative way? I’d love to hear about it!