Unusual Upcycled Kitchen Storage 2

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recycled furniture Remember that I showed you this unusual storage cabinet last Friday as an inspiration for you to bypass your conventional notion of what ‘matches’ and what doesn’t?

I promised that I would come back with some extra unusual kitchen storage ideas, that would help you to do away with even more traditional design rules and notions of what constitute proper storage.


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Wild & Wicked Dutch Design

Let me introduce you today to the Dutch designer Duo Tejo Remy & Rene Veenhuizen.  Anti-Ikea heros.

Like their idea of cabinet storage space?  It sure is unusual, and it’s 100% upcycled. The pile of drawers is held together/reinforced by a huge rope around them all, creating effectively an egg-shaped  or tree-shaped cabinet design.  I’m sure that the drawers are also glued together, as well as stacked in a way of perfect balance.


This storage cabinet deserves white space around it ~ like any good work of art ~ for it to work in our kitchen or living room.  It sure is a conversation piece.







I can imagine an all white or mirrored drawers version of these appearing in my house.  In its current mix-match state they look delicious, however, it will be too busy for our humble abode.


How about you?

Do these inspire you?

Are you gonna make them?

I’d love to see your version of this cabinets. When you do, Link them up at our weekly DIY Linky Party, every Wednesday.



Upcoming Eco Interior Design Articles

In two Fridays, I will show you some innovative rugs and floor coverings made from recycled materials, one of which is by this same design team.

Next Friday I will showcase different recycled bottle lamp designs. Come on… drink that water… you have some lamps to make …


  1. Those look so neat! And lots of storage- you can’t go wrong there!

  2. Haha! That’s crazy unique. Very fun to look at. I could probably handle it if each one was at least level. The slightly off would drive me into a ‘straighten it’ frenzy.


  3. My storage looks like that already! Maybe I don’t have to get “more organized.”

  4. Fine Craft Guild says:

    Ha! Maybe you are right…
    Go for another meditative walk with the dog
    and you will know

  5. I think these are interesting as art or sculpture, but it would probably make me crazy to use for function!

  6. I really like this original idea!

  7. It’s a neat idea, but I think the visual noise would drive me crazy.

  8. I like it, but like you, I think it would be a little busy for my home. I picture it in a very modern, open apartment.

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