We thought we’d highlight this fabulous vintage industrial storage unit that we’ve listed for sale today. It’s certainly a large, impressive piece!
It’s been living in our lounge recently. As you can see – if a storage or display unit sits still in our house for any amount of time, it starts to fill up with objects!
We bought it from one of the regular dealers at our local flea market. It’s constructed entirely of metal and very, very heavy. This is where we put it when it got delivered… as close to the front door as possible!
It’s a really useful unit with a combination of pigeon holes and drawers that can be placed in any configuration.
We think the metal has just the right amount of distress. Perfect vintage industrial condition – signs of wear, but not tatty. And the paint is original to the piece – and a nice mushroom brown colour.
It could be an ideal storage unit for almost any room in the house. As we said, we’ve had it in a lounge space where it’s great to display objects, keep CDs or books, tea-lights and so on – with keys, coins and all manner of bits & bobs hidden away in the drawers. It could be placed in a kitchen to house cooking equipment and ingredients; a work shop/craft room storing tools, bobbins, threads etc; perhaps an office space housing stationery… or a potting shed maybe – with various pots, seeds, twine and small garden tools. And if you’re lucky enough to live in an open plan loft space…well, we can’t imagine anything better.
We like it very much, but we did buy it to sell – and we moved something else out of the way to give it a temporary home… that needs to go back! Anyway, we’ve just listed it on eBay with a starting price of £299 which we think is reasonable. You’ll need someone with a van, trolley and strong arms to move it, but it could be the perfect thing!