Unique Hidden Storage Solutions

How is everyone recovering from their Thanksgiving food coma? I hope you all had a great holiday, surrounded by friends and family! I know I did.

Last week was a whirlwind – it felt like the 7 day week dragged on but at the same time it felt like I never had enough time and was always rushing around . There was Thanksgiving, Black Friday, oh and we had a wedding to attend!

Our good college friends finally tied the knot this weekend and we were lucky enough to be there to witness it. The groom was in Business classes with my boyfriend and the bride was in Interior Architecture with me, so it was a very special wedding for us to attend.

Sunday was spent travelling home and recuperating from all of the festivities.

But today, I got right back into the swing of things.

You may remember my post a couple weeks back about a freelance project that I have been working on. Today, I was working at that same house unpacking and setting up some newly delivered items.

I was SO excited when I discovered that some custom pieces came in that I just had to share them with you guys!

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My client’s home office has a very soft pink – almost white – color on the walls. She has some white furniture, some mirrored furniture, and A LOT of mixed metallic accents. The moment I saw the office I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it but I was stumped when it came to one piece of furniture.

In her office, there is a silver painted china cabinet with sliding doors and beveled glass. It is a beautiful piece but I didn’t  want to just fill it with random decor pieces because she already has two other furniture pieces in her office that are being used in that way. I thought doing that a third time would be overkill.

So it was time to get creative.

After much thought, I decided on using it as a bookshelf. But me being the design obsessed person that I am, I couldn’t fill it with just any books. They had to match the room’s color palette. So I went to Google and started searching away.

At first, I was thinking about just buying fake books and painting them different colors to match, but then the cabinet would have served no purpose. I then started searching for different fake book/storage combo solutions.

That’s when I came across the holy grail.

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An Etsy shop focused on color coordinating book spines and attaching them to wooden boxes for the PERFECT hidden storage solution. The shop’s name is ColorMille and is based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. When I stumbled upon the shop I was really excited, but then when I saw that the shop owner offered custom color combos I was ecstatic.

I knew I had found exactly what I was looking for.

I immediately sent the shop owner, Camille Bush, a message inquiring about the custom pieces I would be needing. She promptly responded and was more than willing to accept my challenge.

I explained the color palette to her and she quickly sent me images of some mock ups she had put together so that I would be able to show my client. Once my client approved the purchase, Camille began working on each custom piece – I needed 8 total.

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Working with her was a joy and completely stress free. She worked with all of the different dimensions I needed AND she even painted some of the books so that they would perfectly match the space.

PLUS did I mention that she had them all shipped in less than a month?

Talk about service!

I am so happy that I came across her shop and would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for a similar unique storage solution. The silver cabinet now looks perfectly staged, but more importantly, it serves a purpose.

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What do you guys think of the custom pieces? Do you have any unique items turned into storage solutions in your home? Let me know in the comments below!

And as always, thanks for reading xo

*I received no discount or free items for this post. This post is not paid for in anyway, it is strictly my honest opinions on the service I received from ColorMille. In fact, Camille has no idea that I am even writing this post. Though, I am excited to send her the link so she can read for herself 🙂

5 thoughts on “Unique Hidden Storage Solutions

  1. Wow, that’s a very unique way to add more storage and still have it look pretty! Great find!! The soft pink is very pretty too. I filled my bookcase with regular books but pulled them forward a bit and dumped some stuff behind that. I did color coordinate them and put the books with the other colors backwards or behind the other books, not very handy but at least it looks cute!


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