Post # 1
As some of you know, we are at an ‘in between’ stage, when it comes to where we live. We live in a teeny-tiny apartment right now, because we’re a) waiting to see where Darling Husband gets a job and b) trying to save money for a house.
Gratefully, we got a TON of gifts for our wedding, and have NO WHERE to store them. And instead of having them in a pile in my office (which would drive me crazy!) we got a great idea on how to create storage in a very full apartment.
Target had a sale on their heavy-duty wire shelving units, so we picked a huge one up for $39. It’s 6’5″ and is over 4′ wide. It came with 5 shelves.
I thought, “Hm…that sounds like it would be a little ghetto looking…how can we cover up the shelves?’. Brilliant Darling Husband says, ‘How about curtains to go in front?’ – – – I knew I married him for a reason 🙂
So we bought some cheapy curtains at 7.99 each, and some shower curtain rings to create a cover for the shelves.
Now, don’t judge us..obviously it’s not the fanciest solution for storage, but we’re happy with it for the time being.
Without further ado…
And open, showing the amount of storage:
Post # 3
Nice! If you want to take it a step further, I’d suggest hemming the bottom of the curtains, but not necessary.
I am also in a teeny tiny apartment with no storage. We are currently using boxed wedding gifts as side tables. lol…
Post # 4
Haha that is freaking awesome! I might need to do that in our new house.
Post # 5
Brilliant! I bookmarked this page as a solution for what to do with all of our huge kitchen supplies (deep fryer, kitchenade mixer, waffle maker, rotisserie oven). Our tiny kitchen has barely any counter space and hardly any storage. I like the way you think!
Post # 6
@MissShork: oh hemming the bottoms is a great idea! We actually might end up getting some nicer curtains when we have some extra money, but for now, hemming them would make them look a lot nicer. Thanks 🙂
@MissAsB and @MissTatas: Glad I could help! I thought for sure I was re-inventing the wheel, but it really works for us!
Post # 7
If you do decide to hem the drapes just fold the excess fabric up even if you have to have several thicknesses of fabric. Don’t cut off the excess fabric. You may be able to use the curtains elsewhere when you move. The extra weight of the hem will also help the drapes to hang nicely.
Post # 8
@julies1949: I never would have thought of not cutting them. Thank you!!
Post # 9
I used to have a tiny apartment also. We had closet space but it was like a big jigsaw puzzle to get everything to fit!
Post # 10
@kerensa:LOL that’s exactly what we’ve done with our closets! Each little tiny square inch is used up, with everything turned which way.
Post # 11
Ive done that to a horrible brown bookshelf.. (i cannot personally stand brown) but I dont have the dollars to buy another! Makes sucha big differance!