Any Ideas ?? I'm stumped!

July 29th, 2009 in member junk     
Suzie7 Suzie7, member
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HELP!

i got this piece from an old pharmacy...apparently each cubby was used for medicine bottles waiting to be picked up by customers.  anyhow, the cubbies are the perfect size for cd's which is what i used to use it for.  now i have no cd's and i can't think it what to do with it.  its only 8" deep otherwise i'd use it for wine.  i'm not into overly fussy or overly cluttered decorating, so i just thought i'd throw it out there and see if anyone had any ideas that might work for me!

thanks!


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Comments (14)

germangirl01 writes: would be great for shoes and such in a mud room Posted: 7:33 pm on August 18th
JanHall writes: Not sure what YOU might do with this, but I would love to come across one of these.......I'd display the many antique
tea cups I have collected. Wanna sell???? Posted: 3:50 pm on December 8th
texasjunkgypsy writes: FLIP IT ON ITS BACK SCREW SOME LEGS ON ADD A GLASS TOP. VOILA ITS A TABLE. IF YOU HAD SOME REALLY TALL LEGS IT COULD BE AN ISLAND FOR A KITCHEN. Posted: 8:46 pm on August 8th
suewhitney writes: Hi Suzi7,

Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style!! What an unbelievable piece...glad you saved it. I'm not into clutter either and I'm with everyone who recommended this as a storage piece. It would be great in just about any room! If you use it for storage, it will help you de-clutter.

Thanks for sharing,
Sue Posted: 9:39 am on August 2nd
jillruth writes: Since your not into clutter--you could take fabric in colors to coordinate in your room, cut them to the proper size to roll up and slide in. Then it would be like a piece of art. Retro fabric maybe--or if you like rustic get some burlap in different colors. Boy I would like to have this piece! Did anyone suggest selling it yet? Where do you live? LOL Posted: 4:57 pm on August 1st
MimiToria writes: I just love your piece you have with all of the cubbies. I would use it in my jewelry studio if it were mine, or on a farm style table in a living area with some of my favorite items displayed in varying shelves. Small silver pieces, bottles, shells, books, etc. would be fabulous in this piece. You are one lucky gal to have this treasure. They are expensive when you do find them.

In this post there is one similiar that is shown with items in it, thus merchandised.
http://mimitoriasdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/07/french-flea-market-of-anoka-july-sale.html

Gretchen
http:/mimitoriasdesigns.blogspot.com
Posted: 8:54 am on July 31st
JUNKFORFUN writes: I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT FOR MY HUSBAND'S HOME OFFICE TO STOCK WITH ENVELOPES, PAPER CLIPS, PUSH PINS, BUBBLE WRAP ETC.. ETC..BUT THEY DON'T MAKE THINGS LIKE THAT ANYMORE. LUCKY YOU TO HAVE FOUND IT, IT'S BEAUTIFUL!
Posted: 2:30 pm on July 30th
alicemom writes: Well you have some great ideas to mull over. It would be in my craft/junk/bead room............filled to the gills. It's good that it's not with me & can be show cased.
smiles, alice Posted: 2:07 pm on July 30th
RustyDiva writes: I almost had a panic attack when I was reading and thought you were going to say "throw it out" ~ glad you're not cause I'm drooling over it!

It would be great in a mudroom for gloves, umbrellas, dog leash etc. or in a closet for shoes. My daughter leaves her shoes everywhere and what a great way to keep them together. I love clutter so I would fill it with nick nack stuff. I have a friend that says her dust is part of the antique process ~ ha.

Whatever you decide congrats on owning such a great piece of history. Pharmacy's use so much plastic now and it's a shame. Be sure and share with us the end result! Posted: 10:09 am on July 30th
shabbychick writes: Suzie7 - first...welcome to JUNKMARKET Style! You'll find lots of ideas here for sure...our junker brains don't ever seem to rest! :)

Second...what an awesome piece of furniture. For placement, it looks like it could sit on the floor, hang on the wall, or maybe sit up on a cabinet or table (like a small farmhouse table...).

As far as what to put in it...like others have said it could be functional - in the kitchen or a craft area (that's where it would be in my house...ha ha) to organize. And, like audlyenuf said - boxes or baskets with labels or tags so you don't forget what you've organized - for me, if it's out of sight...it's definitely out of mind.

I think a mix of a collection of things would be cool - seashells, bottles, and just random old stuff - not necessarily in every cubby - that would keep it to a less cluttered look.

It'd be great in a child's room too - they'd have lots of "little things" to stow away. And, how cool would it be in an entry??? Anyway, I got a little carried away - it IS just such an awesome piece! Hoping to see pics of what you do with it!!

Kathy
Posted: 9:26 am on July 30th
byabpryor writes: It would be a great place to house photos.... in various squares and other small memorabilia....

BTW - I love it.. absolutely love it! Posted: 2:07 am on July 30th
AtticusFinch writes: Great piece. Use it in the kitchen to sort your spices and/or measuring cups or on the bathroom counter (if it's long like mine) to places your eyeshadows, brushes, hair baubles and all those girly things.

In the garage to organize all those different size nails and tacks.

Good luck with it. Posted: 8:52 pm on July 29th
monakent writes: This is one gorgeous piece of furniture. My first thought was it would be perfect for CDs, but I see you already tried that. I am the same as you, not wanting a bunch of knick-knacks to fill the holes (takes too much time to dust!!!). About the only other thing I could see displayed, would be some antiques and/or books, but not too many, as it would start to get too cluttered.....oh, I'm no help... I just love the piece though. gailmarie Posted: 8:51 pm on July 29th
audlyenuf writes: This is a great piece, and I can think of many uses for it. But if you don't want to do a lot to it - "fussy or cluttered" - I envision it with small lidless boxes (matching or variety of plain colors) or baskets to fit the holes, nice labels or tags on each box/basket, and all the odds and ends put in them: eg tacks, paper clips, pencils, glue.....or craft items, etc....you get the picture.
Whatever you decide to do, would love to see the end result! Good Luck! Posted: 8:20 pm on July 29th
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