Transform an ordinary wine/bar cart with pallet wood or any other aged wood you have on hand. Blogger Kelly Rinzema of The Lily Pad Cottage repurposed rotting wood from a dock to create this thoroughly chic wine storage cart.
An ordinary wine crate was transformed into decorative bathroom storage by applying a coat of stain by Minwax called Weathered Oak. The nice gray tone gave the wood an aged look that blends well with this contemporary bathroom.
Once you finish off that crate of wine, reuse it as stylish shelving in the bathroom (or ask your local wine shop for an old wine crate to use). The wood crate will add a rustic style to your loo — and create an open shelving solution for bath salts, big bottles of shampoo or even a pretty vase of fresh market flowers.
A long storage table turns this awkward wall into a functional space to store books, wine bottles and tabletop accessories. A bar stool fits under the unit to create a makeshift desk, and colorful art and a wooden sculpture hang above the table to add interest to the mostly neutral space.
Make your storage do double duty as decor. While the vanity cabinet in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winning powder room is custom made, a standard vanity without doors on either side can add decorative storage to any small bathroom, says designer Stephanie A. Bruntz of Studio B Design. Bruntz says the diagonal slats in her custom cabinet are one of the more expensive elements, so adding a horizontal shelf or no shelf at all would be much cheaper. She adds that a stylish pendant can also create a designer look without breaking the bank. You can buy frosted mini glass pendants at Home Depot for under $20, while regular sizes range from $80-$100.
With a 300-bottle capacity, this wine-storage wall offers plenty of room for an oenophile to grow their collection. A nearby wood table offers plenty of space for enjoying wine tastings with family and friends.
The sleek design of this kitchen pairs dark wood cabinetry with orange walls and bright white countertops. Floor to ceiling storage ensures that the counter space remains clear. A small tile backsplash complements the orange walls. A row of cushioned bar stools are lined below the light countertop. A muddled glass panel adds a unique decoration and texture to the smooth look of the room.
Wooden bottle racks stretch from floor to ceiling for optimal wine storage in this closet. The natural stone floor adds the feel of a wine cellar while the closet keeps the storage at a convenient location.