Upcycling: CD Tower as a Shelf


I needed to get out of the house for a bit and if you read my previous post, you know that I’m recovering from a DIY that went sideways. Sometimes a little retail therapy soothes the soul.

So today, I decided to hit my favorite antique store in the area.

I came across this old CD tower. I walked away and forgot about it momentarily as I did my usual second lap through the store. As I approached the checkout with my arms full of marked down knick-knacks, there it was again.

Shot this photo in haste with the tag is still on it, because I’m classy like that :)

I first had to get my mind wrapped around the thought that CD’s are actually considered…vintage. As the clerk rang up my treasures I glazed my eyes and took a second…and third look at this thing. Somewhere the mental Rolodex of Pinterest images was an upcycled CD tower being re-used for something.

I’ve been looking for something useful in the kitchen where I can store towels or other kitchen supplies, but I don’t have a lot of wall space ANY wall space whatsoever. Except for one, teensy little sliver.

Another look…and by the way, all the knick knacks I bought today? That’s what is also on display. Two Mason Jars, the little white vase, the pretty towel and the CD rack…total of $24:

It sure feels good to conquer tiny little decorative vignette that is this simple. Who knew these old CD racks could look so cute as a shelf!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, and that’s exactly what I thought…lol!

    1. Thanks so much and thanks for stopping by!

  1. Hello! I love the way you updated your site and all the gorgeous ideas you share! Hopefully I`ll soon have my very own little house which I will decorate and so implement some of these ideas.. thanks for sharing! :)

    1. Hi there! Good to hear from you, I haven’t heard from you in awhile. I thought I lost all of my wp.com followers when I did the self-hosted migration (which wasn’t easy!) My house was so empty when I started the old blog in 2012, but now we are trying to furnish it by thrifting & repurposing. Thanks for sticking with me!