Asked on Apr 30, 2017

I'm heartbroken about these vintage lockers!

Bridget BishopSeraiDianna
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I just bought these vintage lockers to use as a dresser in a bedroom. I already knew what color they would be painted. I was beyond happy! I have wanted a set of these since forever but never had specific plans till now. Got them home and we unloaded them into the garage. They weigh a ton and measure 6 foot tall and 3 foot wide. It dawned on mt this morning that the smaller locker doors open out and up. This isn't going to be functional for me at all. The locker was going into a small place. I'm not sure what to do now. Hubby suggested a platform but not interested in that. At this point I think I will resell them and be more careful next time. I may even build a set from wood and use chicken wire. So what would make these appealing to someone? Hubby says they would work in a garage though we don't need them. No rust. I planned on a minty blue color.
8 answers
  • Judy Ferrell
    on Apr 30, 2017

    Why not functional? It looks like it would be more functional because you wouldn't need room for the door to swing out. Try the doors and see if you can make it work before you resell. You might actually like it better if you think a little more.
  • Don't fret, these are really popular and you will make your money back. Price a bit higher than what you paid to give you "wiggle" and negotiating room. Will be sold in no time.

    Just curious, why do the out and up doors not work for you?

  • Jenny
    on Apr 30, 2017

    Can you just turn them upside down? From the picture all that will happen is the small ones will open down and the long ones on the other side. Clips will hold the small doors shut.
    • None
      on Apr 30, 2017

      The long ones are fine. I actually asked my husband about turning the doors so they would open the other way and he said he didn't want to have to weld hinges etc. Too funny though, leave it to someone from down under to come up with a brilliant solution!
  • Bridget Bishop
    on Apr 30, 2017

    I'm not sure why the doors opening upward is a problem.
    • None
      on Apr 30, 2017

      I wanted to use this for clothing and the bottom set would be really awkward to get to. Bending and then holding the door open too. When it was being moved I was worried someone would lose a finger from the way it was being lifted and the way the doors hung. Hard to describe but take my word for it!
  • Lucy
    on Apr 30, 2017

    Were you planning on placing the locker unit horizontally vs vertically(as shown in pic)?
  • Dianna
    on Apr 30, 2017

    Why not remove the smaller doors, leaving the spaces open for folded clothes, or even shoes, or jewelry?
  • Serai
    on Apr 30, 2017

    You could turn it upside down or even on its side and make a functional shelf unit out of it. Lockers have so many possibilities. I've seen a unit like this in a chicken coup for laying hens. The doors were removed and attached to the wall of the barn to make more laying boxes as well.
    • Serai
      on May 1, 2017

      I'd leave it as is. There's no telling how someone else would use them so I'd leave their options open. Lockers have so many possibilities! 😁
  • Bridget Bishop
    on May 1, 2017

    I see!
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