Candy Keg: S-w-e-e-e-e-t Storage Ideas!

Old-Fashioned Candy Kegs

Old-Fashioned Candy Kegs make great storage bins!

It’s the time of year to tidy up, clear out and organize. Why not think creatively about your storage options? We’ve sold these adorable Old-Fashioned Candy Kegs for ages, and they’re great for storing bulky items.

At 18″ high and 12 1/2″ around, they’ll fit most anywhere. We’ve seen them

  • in entryways, collecting umbrellas, hats, scarves and gloves
  • as kindling buckets
  • as oversized planters (adorable when painted and on a porch!)
  • as small end tables on a deck, patio or ‘man cave’: just cover top end with glass.

But think of this: wall mounted storage. Now, the kegs aren’t huge, but the pine wood slats are pretty sturdy, and will hold light-to-medium weight items. In the garage, fasten a row of kegs to studs with heavy-duty screws, and the kegs could hold things like:

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    extension cords

  • lightweight yard toys and balls
  • sports equipment (soccer balls, a couple of bats, a volleyball set, etc.)
  • yardsticks
  • garden accessories and hand tools
  • shoes or work boots
  • leashes, towels and other ‘tidy the dog’ supplies
  • small bags of grass seed or bird seed
  • ice scrapers/windshield brushes
  • gardening gloves and harvest apron
  • picnic table covers

The naturally textured pine bodies of the kegs can be painted, stained or left as natural wood. They’ll be more durable with a finish, though. The wood’s fairly smooth, but not furniture-finished.