Storage Ideas: January Upcycle Sharin’ Challenge

Storage ideas are on my mind every January as I’m in full Organize Everything In My Home/ My Life Mode! What better place to look for creative storage ideas than the awesome community in the Upcycle Sharin’ Facebook group?

Upcycle Sharin' Challenge

If you are not a member of the group, you are welcome to join. With 50,000+ members, you will always find clever ideas and inspiration.

I’m one of the admins along with a group of amazingly talented bloggers who specialize in up cycled projects.

Here’s the link to join.


Upcycle Sharin’ Admins: Sadie SeasongoodsDuct Tape and DenimSimple Nature DecorHomeroadDukes & DuchessesChatfield CourtMixed CreationsLovely, ETCA Crafty MixPillar Box BlueRefresh RestyleOrganized ClutterTwelve on MainAll Things New AgainExquisitely UnremarkableMy Sweet Things Ever Change Productions, and Salvage Sister & Mister.

We are kicking off a new monthly Upcycle Sharin’ Challenge where all group members may submit a photo or link to an upcycle project they created to go along with that month’s theme. Members will vote on their favorites and some really cool sponsors are lined up with prizes.

For more information about the Upcycle Sharin’ Challenge, including a list of each month’s theme and sponsor, check out Salvage Sister & Mister’s post.

The theme for January’s Upcycle Sharin’ Challenge is STORAGE.

Special thanks to our sponsor Homeright!

Homeright is giving away a Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer and a Medium Spray Shelter (valued at about $150) to the lucky winner who receives the most votes at the end of the month.

If you are looking for storage ideas, check out the projects posted below. If you have an awesome up cycled storage project to share, please link up at the end of this post. Good luck to all who enter!

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Storage Ideas from All Things New Again

I thought I would share one of my favorite upcycle storage ideas. This is my dad’s project. He scored a bunch of U.S. Army artillery boxes from the 1970’s and up cycled them into storage benches and man cave coffee tables.

Army artillery box | Repurposed furniture | Up cycle project

Designed to haul two artillery shells weighing more than 50 pounds apiece, needless to say these boxes are sturdy!

My dad cut holes in the bottom of each box and attached 4 x 4 inch post sections for the legs. He then painted them in a variety of colors.

Man Cave Coffee Table | Upcycled Furniture | Storage Ideas | Storage Bench | Box Repurposed into Table
Storage Ideas | Upcycled Furniture | Storage Bench | Box repurposed into storage bench | All Things New Again
Gray Storage Bench | Storage Ideas | Wooden Box Repurposed into Storage Bench | All Things New Again
Washington Redskins | Football Team | Man Cave Coffee Table

You don’t need authentic U.S. Army artillery boxes for this project. Any sturdy wooden box can be up cycled into a storage bench or table simply by adding legs.

My dad’s creations can be used as a little coffee table that opens up to store TV remotes, video game consoles, reading materials, even snacks. Or they can be used as benches. They are the perfect size to tuck into an entryway or foyer. You can store your shoes inside and have a spot to sit down and put them on. There are so many storage ideas for a little box on legs like these!

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Storage Ideas from Up cycle Sharin’ Admins

Salvage Sister & Mister | Exquisitely Unremarkable | Dukes & Duchesses

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What awesome up cycled storage ideas do you have?

Link up a project below to enter the January Up-cycle Sharin’ Challenge. The deadline to submit a project for the contest is January 15. If you have a blog, add a link to your post. However, you do not need a blog to enter. Just click on the blue “Add a Link” box and follow the prompts to upload a photo of your project. Then come back between January 16 and January 31 to vote for your favorite. Invite your friends to vote too. (Anyone can vote whether you submitted a project or not!)

Scroll to the right to see more projects! (For some reason they are showing up horizontally on my page.)




6 thoughts on “Storage Ideas: January Upcycle Sharin’ Challenge

    • Courtney @ All Things New Again says:

      Thank you Robin! The blue and yellow one is my favorite one too. 🙂 Happy New Year! ~ Courtney

    • Courtney @ All Things New Again says:

      Thank you Susan! These are my dad’s masterpieces. They always turn out so cool. ~ Courtney

    • Courtney @ All Things New Again says:

      I have no idea!! My dad has a huge stash of these boxes he picked up somewhere in his travels. He always finds good things–and makes something wonderful out of them. 🙂 ~ Courtney

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