Monday, August 19, 2013

Pop Bottle Crates

We say POP around here! 
I just love vintage crates, they are so hard to pass up
with vintage graphics and weathered wood, it's pure utilitarian Americana.

At $10 each on average, it adds such character to a room.
Here, I had Dan build me a cabinet for my crates to store art supplies.

On the top, I keep a vintage Coke tray.
This is great for flowers, or a cup with paint brushes in it if I'm working.

The first FleaMarket Style magazine inspired this little cabinet.

I saw it in the story and had to have one.

We skipped the bun feet and added casters for mobility.

The corners are held together with corner bead,
which also supports the crates as drawers on the inside.

A well divided tray can help corral all those loose paint bottles
and keep you color-coded and organized!

I'll be picking more of these up in the future,
they're just so cute,
for books, magazines, flowers, remotes, utensils, anything!

Sharing with
Savvy Southern Style
Ivy and Elephants
Share Your Cup
Funky Junk 


NanaDiana said...

A perfect storage idea, Andrea! I love the idea of the casters even better than the bun feet. GREAT piece! xo Diana

Deanne Langford said...

It looks fantastic, it is called soft drink here in Australia and a crate like that would cost around $40 each! would love to pick up some for $10!

Debra Oliver said...

love this, what a great idea. and my daddy always used to say "pop". may be regional whether we say Pop or Soda...

Red Rose Alley said...

Love the vintage crates, Andrea. You are the second blog friend that has worked on these for storage space. I like how you keep art supplies in there.

How funny that you say "pop." We say "sodas" here.

Have a good week.


Karen said...

What a great idea! love the casters.

Anna said...

I never see them for $10! Usually on average about $30. I do have a Dr Pepper one that was $15. This makes me want to look out for more though

Danice said...

How creative! Here in the south (USA), we just commonly refer to all soft drinks as "cokes", lol! We used to have some of those old crates around here. 'Will have to look for them :)

Shabby Marilyn said...

Oh my, love crates, and love what you and your husband did, so special!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

I love this! A great way to use those crates! (aren't they awesome?)

Marlene said...

What a great idea, love it. I have a few of them. Just started following your blog, came over from the party at Ivy & Elephant. See ya next week.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We saw this in the magazine....what a great idea ~ and great job for doing it (we've got to get to that point ~ lol!!)
Karla & Karrie

Ivy and Elephants said...

This is such a cool idea! I wish I could find some crates for that price, here (you can't find them!!!) you pay through the nose sixty dollars and up!
I love what you've done and how you are using it. Cool!

Sande Sivani said...

Nice to know that there are other "crate nuts" out there!! Love your cabinet and the wheels make it perfect for so many uses.
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Jann Olson said...

Andrea, this is fabulous! I too love pop crates. Yup, we call it pop too. I have two hanging in my craft room. I grab them whenever I find them for a good price. Got two for $8 ea. I love Flea Market finds, but don't remember seeing this idea. I love it with the castors. Great for mobility! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

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