19 Clever Shelving Ideas That Aren't Actually Shelves

Storage can be SO much more!

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Use a hunk of tree trunk for an eclectic look

Put a hunk of found tree trunk up on a free wall.

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Turn a door into easy shelving

Deepen a regular door and add shelves to create instant storage.

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Turn old books into a very literal shelf

Get a bookshelf like you've never images before with this quick idea.

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Stick chairs up on the wall

If you can get your hands on some pretty chairs, this display look is fun & functional!

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Use old abandoned drawers

Save the drawers from an unwanted dresser and use them for storage and showing treasures.

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Make display space out of popsicle sticks

Glue popsicle sticks into a hexagon shape to make a delicate, inexpensive display shelf.

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Stack apple crates against an open wall

Arrange a bunch of crates for easy organized wall storage.

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Cut coffee tables in half & hang them

Hang half a coffee table on the wall for interesting and effective space.

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Pair a cheese box and an old belt

Get this designer look using a cheese box, an old belt, and a single plank of wood!

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Put plastic crates along the top of a wall

For easy game and toy storage, nail a couple of plastic crates into the top of a free wall.

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Pair crates with baskets slide out shelving

Hang crates and slide in some pretty baskets.

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Use a pegboard for a versatile design

Get shelving that works for whatever you need, with this easily changed design.

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Hang a vintage ironing board

Vintage items make great signs and excellent wall storage.

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Display treasures on chunky wooden blocks

Make a beautiful wall display by sticking up chunky wooden blocks and showing off your gems.

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Repurpose an old ladder for multiple levels

Lay some wood planks over those rungs an you've got an instant bookcase full of shelves.

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Tie wood planks together with rope and hang

Make a minimalist, shallow shelf for smaller display items with wood & rope.

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Cut an old suitcase and hang it up

Who would have thought a vintage storage find could give you more wall space.

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Attach two salvaged shutters to a few planks

We always love shutter upcycles, but pair that with storage? So doing this!

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Paint hexagon boxes for a honeycomb display

These are so chic looking, you would never guess they were paper mache boxes!

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