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Crate Chic -Using Old Wooden Crates as Tables, Storage Bins, Trays & Shelves

These crate chic decorating examples make me look at old wooden crates in a whole new way. Maybe they'll do the same for you!

Old Wooden Crate Coffee Table

Very crate chic! I can't tell if it is an original crate or painted and stenciled, either way, it's a great inspiration piece. The idea comes from non other than Jane Coslick, design whiz behind many cottage restorations on Tybee Island.

painted wood crate
Castaways Hall sells painted crates with a similar look.

soda crate table
Old soda crates are turned into a Display Coffee Table. Since I am not a huge fan of glass coffee tables, I'd use this crate chic idea to make side tables! For more inspiration, check out these Glass Display Coffee Tables and Curio Tables!

crate storage bin
Crate Love at Ocean Soul! Karen turned an old crate into a storage bin, but not without adding a coastal touch. She found some old vintage labels on the internet, printed them off and modge podged them onto the ends of the crate.

Sarah at The Beach Cottage uses an old crate as a tray.

crate shelves
Ok. Tracy's crate shelves aren't old, but still crate chic. They are part of a Bathroom Makeover and built with cedar boards. For all the details, pop over!

lobster crate table
And lastly. A lobster crate table! Used as a prop at Lexington Company. This crate is in excellent shape too. You can search for them online. Apparently these used wooden lobster traps are getting more scarce every year as the lobstermen are all switching over to vinyl.

So what do you think. Are old wooden crates chic?
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4 comments:

Jenny said...

So chic! Love the crate shelves in the bath.

Tricia Rose said...

This looks like a new cottage industry opportunity for someone Maya: the lobster crates I mean ~

Della said...

The blue crate would look great with my pink grapefruit walls. I like the crates used as wall shelves, also. Oh, and the lobster trap is to die for!

Ocean Soul Karen said...

Luuuuuuv the lobster trap too! And thanks for featuring my crate!