Old School

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  December 26, 2012 — 11 Comments

File this under: coolest things I’ve ever found on craigslist.

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I’ve been coveting some sort of large bookcase, armoire, or hutch to put in this spot for some time now. I needed some concealed storage for books and various crap-ola. So when I saw these high school lockers offered on craigslist with a negotiable price I jumped on it.

I ended up paying $100, which included delivery. It’s a good thing, too, because even with the seller, his teenage son, and Nick all working together getting it into the house was a PRODUCTION. These things are heavy!

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The guy who sold them to me was the superintendent of the recent renovation of Baton Rouge High, a historic public school just outside our neighborhood. They had a surplus of new lockers so these have been living outside his house for several months. I love that even though they’re new they’ve got some character from being exposed to the elements.

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After moving in all my homeless books and several tall, skinny items that had been stuffed behind various pieces of furniture I still have two lockers sitting almost completely empty. I’m thinking of filling one with stacking locker shelves to store all my craft supplies. Maybe then I can get rid of the purple dresser in my laundry room that currently houses an embarrassingly large collection of paint. The top of it is a magnet for clutter and if I sell it on craigslist maybe I’ll have money to buy the oversized nightstand I’ve been wanting for my bedroom.

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Between moving all my crap to make room for these and the chaos of Christmas this week my office is a mess, but I’m loving the way the height of the lockers balances the pegboard shelves directly across.

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Nick says when we move out of this house we’re leaving these behind because he is never moving them again, haha. I beg to differ! The lockers and I will never part. I love that they’re so tall. My junior and high school lockers were all half-height and I always wished we had the full-sized ones like on Saved by the Bell.

I hope y’all had a fabulous Christmas! We so enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Jack took the disrupted routine and overstimulation like a champ. Now I’m ready to get home, clean up my house, and start playing with some of our new toys!

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap

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11 responses to Old School

  1. OMG – I really have storage envy – these would be so great in my garage – does he have any more?

  2. Those are great! I love them. When Jack gets older, they can be repurposed for things like baseball bats and other such things. What fun!

  3. So cute! They look great in your craft room, and your husband is a super hero for moving them!

  4. That is super legit, definitely the coolest craigslist find ever! Super Congrats (and a little bit of envy).

  5. HOW COOL!!!!!!!! Did these come from a certain elementary school just north of the GD?

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