Friday, February 26, 2010

Now that's a crate idea!

I love the creativity that goes into re-purposing things like the crates in this kitchen.

They make really interesting bookshelves too.

If only I were this organized.

This is probably a little more my speed.

This is my crate. 
I got it from my grandparents who've had it for years.  (Anheuser-Bush?  Grandpa!  Or should I say, grandma???)
I'm currently using it to hold magazines, and while that keeps the magazines neat and orderly, I'm thinking I need to do something a little more creative with it.


  1. Oh I love those!! Of course everything is so crisp and clean looking. My spaces never look that crisp and clean.

  2. Ah, I love them all, especially the bookcase. I love yours too. Maybe you could use it in your bathroom under the vanity after you paint it. It would look very country/cottage in there.

  3. Thanks for the inspiration. I love the look of the crates in the kitchen but not sure how functional it would be. I could just see me having to pull it out, on my hands and knees as I empty the crate searching for what I need. Wait a moment, I do that now too! : /

    - Deborah

  4. I'm with you on the crates in the bathroom- great idea. I'll have to be on the lookout for them when I hit the flea markets this spring. Just the right rustic feel for the cabin. I became a follower too!

  5. I love your inspiration photos here! I have one of them on file as well...the crate bookcase - LOVE it!

    My hubs is named Jeff, too, btw!

    I'm looking forward to keeping up with your progress here...I'm a follower now! Thank you so much for your well wishes and I hope you have a great weekend, Celeste!

  6. I love your old crate.
    I had fun looking through your blog and will be following your progress!

  7. Love this! Wonderful ideas for storage... especially the one with towels, tp, etc...

  8. Love this!

    I just wanted to let you know I have 2 more issues of Flea Market Style that I am giving away on my blog:

    Lara :)

  9. Love that top photo - where did you find it?
    Great post,

  10. Ooh, love the crate bookshelves. Any Idea where to find the crates like that? I'm loving your blog.

    Take Care, Carrie