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A couple months ago, the thrifting gods smiled upon us.
I took a seat out of the Odyssey (So easy to do! Man, I love this car!) and we packed it full of furniture and 1920′s fruit crates. We went to several different yard sales, thrift shops and private sellers and were not disappointed.
I feel like I found the perfect little nook for my yellow/green/mustard/gold chair. (Still looking for the perfect, TINY ottoman.) But I am struggling with some of the crates. Like major.
Currently, I have two of them in my pantry. I love the little surprise of awesome I get any time I walk into the pantry for a snack or to pack a lunch. The small one is the “Lunchbox Only” snacks. The kids aren’t allowed to touch those unless it is in their lunch box.
The large one on the bottom of the pantry holds water bottles.
^^^ I like the crates in the pantry just fine.
I have an old Coca-Cola crate on my kitchen table as a centerpiece – Coke bottles with pussy willow twigs in them. (My cute BIL scrapped off all the stickers on all the bottles with a razor blade because HE IS MY FAVORITE. How thoughtful was that?)
But I have two more large creates that I am just NOT loving. I thought I would use them stacked as a table next to my golden chair, but I hated them there. I currently have them stacked in my bathroom …and I am at the point of DESPISING them. Let me show you:
^^^ They just look junky, you know? I hate them here. Loathe.
So, my question to you is this:
What do you do with these large vintage crates?
I feel like they need to be used or displayed or something they are just too cool to be tucked away in my basement. Any recommendations?