They may have once been used primarily in schools and workplaces, but used old metal lockers are showing up in people’s homes more and more frequently. The fact there are so many used metal lockers for sale gave DIY-savvy homeowners a great idea; create a functional, utilitarian feel indoors using the abundant supply of used metal lockers in South Africa.
This development breathed life in to the country’s used old metal lockers, giving them a second chance at life while giving fashion-forward decorators the chance to spearhead a new craze.
The repurposing of used metal lockers is certainly a trend that isn’t going away in a hurry. So, if you want to bring an industrial feel to your home’s interior design, now is the best time to take advantage of the used metal lockers
The repurposing possibilities are endless. But, in case you need some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing, here are some fantastic examples of old lockers being given a new lease on life.
This is a great idea for if you have an entrance hall or even a wide passage. These lockers are great for storage, and have been given a great sense of contrast with the different colour scheme between the doors and the frame. The wire storage baskets on top add to the functional feel.
The underneath of a bed is often a great place for storage, but it can look so cluttered. Using an old locker to store items in fulfils two purposes; adding to your home’s industrial style and making the underneath of the bed look far more appealing.
If you love the feel of a boxing gym’s locker room but don’t like the dingy lighting or the salty smell, you can recreate this look in your home by making it lighter and cleaner. All the locker needs in this case is a fresh coat of paint and an accessory or two, like a pair of boxing gloves.
Many people think that kitchens need wood, but this doesn’t have to be the case at all. Lockers are sturdy enough to take a beating, are easily cleaned, and offer a world of storage space for your spices and other cooking supplies.
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