What can I do with this old storage shelf? I want to repurpose it...

by Ally
i have this old VHS storage shelf and I know I can repurpose it but can't seem to think of anything. Does anyone have any ideas?
  33 answers
  • Dorothy Hoskins Dorothy Hoskins on Feb 07, 2017

    A book case by removing some of the dowels and adding shelves. Or my favorite idea is a blanket stand to display quilts or blankets on. Blanket ladders are really popular right now

  • Tina Tina on Feb 08, 2017

    will rolls of ribbon sit on the dowels or spice jars? If small mason jars sit on them then make those into spice jars. Paint the rack.

  • Can14874581 Can14874581 on Feb 08, 2017

    I would paint it and use it a towel rack. Add hooks and it becomes a nice kitchen rack for dish towels, pot holders,kitchen utensils or even a pot rack. I wish I had this.

    • Kacey C Kacey C on Feb 09, 2017

      I have one I want to sell for dirt cheap so if you live in the Dallas area, let me know. :)

  • Ally Ally on Feb 08, 2017

    Some great ideas! I think I might remove dowels add shelves and incorporate a pallet.

    thanks everyone and keep ideas coming.

  • Mary Clark Mary Clark on Feb 08, 2017

    I am going to use mine as a trellis to support climbing plants in our annual food garden.

  • Des12268226 Des12268226 on Feb 08, 2017

    I made mine into a shoe racks...all I did was spray paint them black.

  • Gloria King Cox Gloria King Cox on Feb 08, 2017

    Think it would be a nice drying rack for those little things that would last longer by not putting them in the dryer Sweaters, hosiery, delicates etc.

  • Eileen Proctor Eileen Proctor on Feb 09, 2017

    Deffo a shoe rack, works really well :)

  • Tina Smith Tina Smith on Feb 09, 2017

    Shoe Rack or Drying Rack for Laundry Room

  • Woo6518290 Woo6518290 on Feb 09, 2017

    Would make a great place to put paperback books

  • Bonnie Bonnie on Feb 10, 2017

    When we had 2 different families visit, sharing one bathroom didn't have enough towel space. I painted and used this as their personal towel rack. Add small basket on top for small lotions, soaps, razor, etc.

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Feb 10, 2017

    I thought it was a shoe rack when I first looked. Do you need a drying rack? Can it be turned into a hanging pot rack?

  • Joyce Andreasen Joyce Andreasen on Feb 11, 2017

    I use one in my back hallway to store canned goods,such as soups and vegetables. It uses very little space and is very handy for the extras you might need in your pantry. Lay the cans on their side.

  • Jan Jan on Feb 11, 2017

    Love the shoe & towel rack ideas. Is there a way to attach it to the wall as a pot rack using S-hooks? Or add shelves to make a plate rack?

  • Lindcurt Lindcurt on Feb 11, 2017

    A drying rack in the laundry room for socks and under ware. I do not put mine in the dryer.

  • Andra Jatnieks Gaskell Andra Jatnieks Gaskell on Feb 12, 2017

    We made ours less wide and its our toilet paper roll rack in the bath room

  • Sherry Sherry on Feb 12, 2017

    How about a rack to hold aluminum foil, waxed paper etc? May need to be cut in 2 for that. Also a blanket rack for the bedroom. Wrapping paper holder for the gift wrap closet. I always have a half dozen rolls of wrapping paper, Christmas, Birthday etc that is making a mess in my hall closet. Bows could be strung on the top rung also.

  • ChrisC1739 ChrisC1739 on Feb 12, 2017

    Great if you have kids. Buy some sort of hooks and hang wet gloves, hats, scarves, boots on the bottom. Have something similar in our mudroom and it works great when the grandkids are here and it's snowing. Also use for gardening gloves and wet, muddy boots.

  • Charlotte Wood Eckel Charlotte Wood Eckel on Feb 12, 2017

    When I first looked at the pic I thought it was a blanket or quilt rack used in the bedroom

  • Sue Besemer Roberts Sue Besemer Roberts on Feb 12, 2017

    I've recently seen a quilt rack (with similar dowel features) made into a fruit and vegetable cart for the kitchen. They angled wire baskets on the top dowel grouping and hung S hooks from the next level for dish towels. A bottom "shelf" was created by moving one of the dowels to be even with the other two which made a level shelf for pots/pans etc. I'm not sure where I saw this otherwise I would share the link!

  • Deb Deb on Feb 13, 2017

    turn it on it's side and make a table for your entry way.. will have to make ends match.

  • Carol S. Carol S. on Feb 13, 2017

    I have a rack that I only use for large jars of uncooked pasta. It keeps my cabinets clear and is handy if I want to cook some.

  • Kathy Kathy on Feb 13, 2017

    Use it as a shoe rack

  • Chatycms Chatycms on Feb 17, 2017

    Use it as a book rack

  • Dnacht Dnacht on Feb 19, 2017

    Put small decorative baskets in it that will slightly tilt for easier access, a small piece of wood on top and use next to a couch or chair for remotes, beverages on top, etc.

  • Ceejay Ceejay on Feb 20, 2017

    If you collect or have any, you could use it as a quilt rack.

  • Frank Frank on Feb 25, 2017

    shoe rack

  • Sal3170064 Sal3170064 on Mar 10, 2017

    I think a shoe rack. You could also paint it and hang necklaces on it.

    Could use in bathroom as a small towel rail, adding small baskets to lower shelves.

  • Deb K Deb K on Oct 13, 2022

    Hi Ally, hope this helps you out. I think this would make a great shoe rack!

  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 13, 2022

    A blanket ladder.

  • I see pretty quilts or blankets hanging on it. I'd paint it white and display them.

  • Janice Janice on Mar 27, 2024

    A shoe or book rack or add various sized boxes for storage of craft items.

  • Betsy Betsy on Mar 27, 2024

    Hi Ally: You can use it as a quilt or blanket rack or a rack to put outside and hang light things to dry in the sun.