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Vintage Crates as Bookshelves Idea

05 April 2011

I love this idea, I had to document it.  The cool thing about this project is that it could be recreated really easily.  Bulk trash day is coming up and that means old wooden fence posts will be waiting around every corner here in Texas...  I think I need to do some trash pickin'! 

Do you guys like this idea?

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Nikki April 5, 2011 at 12:07 PM  

This is a FANTASTIC idea! I love the very rustic feel that it brings to a room. I have a few of my own vintage crates lying around the house and more books than I know what to do with. Thanks for the great inspiration!


Sara April 5, 2011 at 12:22 PM  

Love the idea. Good inspiration photos. I have a saved photo of old fruit crates used as a bookcase. Yet, it has been impossible for me to find these old crates.

Flipfloppingmamma April 5, 2011 at 12:26 PM  

I LOVE this idea!! I'm always on the look out for these crates. Have yet to find any for next to nothing or free.

DomesticJenny April 5, 2011 at 12:34 PM  

This is a great idea! Check out Carla's diy version!


Kim @ keller-creative April 5, 2011 at 12:37 PM  

I love these crates. I think the idea of fence posts is a great solution too. I tried to find old crates for our wedding and I was shocked at how much they can be!

Nichole @ Barillafab4.blogspot.com April 5, 2011 at 12:40 PM  

that is AWESOME! Now to put old crates on my "watch for" list! Its quite a big list ;)

Anya adores April 5, 2011 at 12:47 PM  

I love these - bought 2 vintage crates at a florist the other day, and using them as bookshelves already - should have bought more ;O) Just found your blog, and I adore it - following you - please come and see me sometime - if you like what I do maybe you'll follow me too ;O)
A xx

MEGMAC April 5, 2011 at 1:08 PM  

The BEST idea! AND my man won't be able to complain about it being "too girly"

Win Win!

Andrea April 5, 2011 at 1:24 PM  

Looooove this! Oh my goodness, so many possibilities. Thank you for sharing these great photos


Marci April 5, 2011 at 1:30 PM  

Love this idea. I might have to add some to my games room and just modernize it with some crisp clean white ceramics for the rustic modern look I love.

Kelley April 5, 2011 at 3:34 PM  

I love =)=)love~ I linked this right up to my evernote so I will remember this. Thank you for sharing.

Sherree April 5, 2011 at 4:14 PM  

I once painted one a red and hug it on my daughters wall to hold her books. But I think that I really like the rustic look. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed week.

Anonymous,  April 5, 2011 at 9:57 PM  

I like the roomy cubbies. Really great idea! Not sure, but I think that if you added short legs to the bottom, a 2-tier shelf would look pretty cool too.

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants April 5, 2011 at 11:34 PM  

I love this! I didn't know you are a Texas blogger. I am in Texas too, what part are you from?

Stephanie April 10, 2011 at 12:46 AM  

I have seen this before and fell in love with the idea. I love the texture and style of how they look and are so functional too. Now just to find some good looking crates that look as nice as those.

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