If you live in an old farmhouse like I do … you know your number one challenge is storage! We have one closet in our house. That’s it. Just one. So I have to get creative when it comes to storage ideas. Here’s how I manage to organize things with farmhouse style storage. (This post contains affiliate links.)
Let’s start in the kitchen. This built-in bead board cabinet is my favorite storage unit in my house! I remember when we first toured this house before buying it, I saw this cabinet and pretty much knew I’d be making an offer. Dishes, tupperware, canned goods, and much more are stored in here.
Next to the built-in cabinet is this free standing sideboard, which I bought from a friend at work. I store cookbooks in here, along with baking tools like measuring cups and such. It’s funny … whenever I tell someone in my family to go get such-and-such in the sideboard they’re like, “what’s a sideboard?” Would they know what I meant if I called it a credenza? Doubtful.
On the other side of the kitchen, I’ve chosen open shelving to provide additional storage. Because when you have beautiful white ironstone, you don’t want to keep it behind closed doors. It needs to be properly displayed out in the open. I do use all of these pieces and I like that I don’t have to dig to find them.
I recently added this wire basket wall hanger in my kitchen. You’d be amazed where you can create additional storage when you have to be creative. This basket wall hanger fit just perfectly next to my refrigerator. I put my most-used spices in it so I can grab them quickly.
I have a couple of storage opportunities in my new sitting room. The first is this wonderful cabinet that I found at HomeGoods. It holds plenty of dishes and the drawers are great for anything, really. I still love the bird posters that hang above it.
On the other side of the room is a smaller cabinet under my cow painting that holds vases, candle holders, and other items.
My dry sink is a classic farmhouse style storage piece. Here it’s shown in my dining room, but I recently moved it into the kitchen.
One of my favorite storage pieces is my shabby chic style buffet. I’m surprised how many things I can fit in here!
When you live in an old farmhouse, you really have to get creative with your storage ideas. What are some of your favorite storage pieces?