these are some of the shelving units i chanced upon just before the holidays
these photos were taken as they were freshly unloaded off the truck.
they have since been dusted + wiped down. the scotch-taped-on paper labels removed.
someday i hope to have these stripped so that wonderful steel patina shows through, but in the meantime i'm looking forward to filling up the shelves + creating new labels for the compartments.
i think these types of units would make great shoe shelves in the right foyer or long hallway. i can see them used in a kitchen for all of the extras and would be a nice contrast to more sleek shelving units. and of course perfect for a retail store--hello, skeins of wool. what a colorful display that would be!
when i see units like this my mind quickly drifts to the "prop hire business"--and how great it would be to display some of the items within these little cubby holes.
i don't have a prop hire business, but sometimes i think about it. not sure if i could let my treasures out of my sight for any length of time though. i'm much more comfortable with the idea of them tucked upon this shelf, so i could glance at them from time to time throughout the day just for a smidge of inspiration.