Friday, December 12, 2008

Advice needed.....

So my dear hubby, bless his sweet heart, had a little surprise for me when I got home from preschool....





The question is: Junk Beautiful? Or just Junk?

The doors can be fixed.

I can paint it.

I can take doors off.



I wanted a locker with baskets, and when he raced after this little gem he thought that is what he would be getting, but this is what he found.



Would you keep it? For the Scrapbook room? If not, where else would you use it?



I'm a fan of repurposing, and finding new ways to use old things. I'm just not sure if I'm being ambitious on a lost cause or not...



We paid $35 for it.

44 comments:

  1. I think it's awesome, definatley a keeper!! You NEED it in your scraproom, that's just the way it is :P

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  2. Definately has lots of potential - I love the storage possiblity in a scrap room, if not then what about in a garage for kids stuff??

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  3. love it! You could clip things to the front. Its a keeper

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  4. i like it. very unique and painted, i think it would be fabulous

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  5. Wonderful!!!! I can see so many fun things you could do with it! One mans junk.....another man's treasure!!!

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  6. I love it. Keep it. You can definitely make it into a treasure with your creativity!

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  7. I think it's a keeper...I'll just throw in my two cents...I would take all the inside doors off and just leave the outside columns with doors on, paint it of course. It would be cute in the garage or kids playroom or SCRAPROOM!
    And, I too, am ridiculously behind on my December daily.

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  8. i really think you should keep it! It has potential! Take a few of the more damaged doors off, then reapaint however you want for your scrap room! Let us know what you decide, then we want to see pics! LOL!

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  9. i think a little paint and tlc will make this a great piece to have! in the scraproom...or a mudroom if you have one!

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  10. totally a keeper. i'd probably just take off the most damaged doors and leave the others. LOVE it. and that price??? score of the century!!! i probably wouldn't paint it, but i'm lazy about things like that. =)

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  11. I'd say paint it bright colors and put it in the garage or mud room for kid's stuff.

    It's really cool! :D

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  12. Ok - so honestly - to me, this is just junk. I cannot think of a single way to make it look decent and fun at the same time, If you take off the doors, then it's just another metal shelf - not worth salvaging.

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  13. It's cute, but I would keep only if the doors can be fixed. A wonky door which wouldn't shut would just drive me crazy!

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  14. I see potential - definately keep it.
    And I can't wait to see what you actually do with it!!
    Keep us posted ;o)

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  15. I would also say keep it. I like the idea of using it in your scraproom or for the kids. I see endless possibilities for this.

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  16. I would so paint that red and use it!

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  17. I would take some of the doors off and use it in the scraproom if you have room for it. I think that it would look cool painted too!

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  18. Loooooooove it!!! Total score!! :)

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  19. Dav if you don't want it....I'll take it!!! It has so much potential!!! You could keep the door on or take just so random ones off....you would let the girls use it for toys or shoes....it would be a great addition to your home!!!! Good luck!!

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  20. Keeper all the way - so much potential!

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  21. I think it's a keeper! My DS would love it in his room! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  22. Misty9:05 PM

    Very awesome find!

    I would removed some doors and put bins in it for the wonderful scrap room.. or if you have room in your laundry room it would be awesome too ;)

    Tell your DH that's an awesome find!

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  23. ohhhhh.... that is like the most awesome locker! keep it keep it! paint it your fav color or leave as it is, just fix whatever needs fixing, clean it up and adore it!

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  24. I think you should look at it and think "What can I store in it?" If you can store paper or stamps or tools or something useful than I say keep it; but if you honestly don’t think that you can utilize that space appropriately, I would give it away. No use keeping it if it’s just going to take up space! If you do keep it though—keep us up to date with what you do with it! 

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  25. I think it is a keeper. Take a peek at some of the pottery barn catalogs. May have been in the teen one where there was something like it. I always have to look at an item like this for a while b/4 I can get a complete visual on what I want it to be.

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  26. i'm not an interior designer but i met one once.

    http://www.countryliving.com/homes/renovation-and-remodeling/decorating-industrial-items-atlanta-0305

    if the character of the room has an industrial or similar feel, then i say rock on but don't make it a focal point. straighten out the shelves, then give it more antique by distressing the corners with some sandpaper, brillo, or scotchbrite

    if you're room has a cosmo cricket feel ... then maybe something like this

    http://athensga.craigslist.org/clt/926786462.html

    gotta love the effort though... seriously. tell the firefighter i said "props"

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  27. Well, if it was lockers, it should fit books in it at the very least! If you can't fit your scrap stuff in it, could you use it for a book shelf for the girls?

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  28. I think it'd be cool painted a bright funky color. Remove the damaged doors and put baskets in those spaces. Cute!

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  29. I love it. Defintiely paint it and remove a few of the doors to add baskets!!!

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  30. This is a KEEPER! I can see it painted and baskets inside with hangers attached for ribbon! Oh my I would have a ton of fun with this! I think it is awesome!

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  31. If you can paint it or spray it it is a keeper! But I am not sure what I would use it for!!

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  32. I love it, think of the character it has! Great for organizing and storing scrappy goodness and a steal at 35 dollars. Think of all the inspiration you can clip to it too. Lucky you :-)

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  33. IT IS SUCH A TREASURE!! YOU COULD MAKE THAT LOOK SOOO COOL!
    And I want to see how you fix it up! :P
    B

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  34. I would keep it for sure.
    here's some suggestions:
    Paint it to match your scrap room.
    You can take off any doors that are broken if you have to.

    You can cut out chipboard like the backings from pattern paper. and could cover it in fabric or paper. Use an adhesive to attach the paper to the chipboard then use adhesive to attach to the metal fronts.
    You can also make coordinating magnets too.
    Or you can get the jars that are tin and have a magnet on the back and store small supplies in them; brads, paper clips etc.
    Of course just painting it would be great too. But if you wanted to spend a little bit more cash on it, you could cut luan to fit the fronts too and stain it or paint it to match the rest.
    My scraproom is white and black with pink accents. So I would paint the frame black and cover the doors white and attach a small wood knob to open. It kind of modernizes it a bit.
    Be sure to post pics when you have finished with it.
    denise :)

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  35. what steal of a find! you have to post final pics of what you do with it! Sky is the limit! Have fun!!!

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  36. I would definitely try to fix it up if I were you, Davinie! It looks like it has a lot of potential to me. You could end up with a very cool and unique piece for your scraproom!

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  37. omg keep it, if not for scrappy stuff use it for shoes in the garage or something

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  38. I think it's a great scraproom piece!! A little bit of paint and it will look so much better!!

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  39. Keep it. Fix it up and post the pictures for us to see.

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  40. This thing ROCKS! I wish I was lucky enough to get one of those for $35. You have to keep it and do SOMETHING with it. I would love to see what you end up with.

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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  41. I think it has possibilities. Can't wait to see.

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  42. Do you need it? Sand it, paint it, take the doors off and line the bottoms of the section with PP and it would look ADORABLE!!!

    And the garage kid stuff idea is excellent too!

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