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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Reuse Wooden Crates

One of my favorite items to hunt for are old wooden crates.  They can be advertising, apple, milk, wine...so many shapes and sizes for many potential uses.  It is also fun to find one from your area, which is evident by the printed advertisment on most of them.

You probably have guests coming for the holidays, so how can you make your guest bathroom more homey?  I use one for TP storage and the top holds lotion, room spray, and extra toiletries in my home. 


You can also brighten up a room by using an old box as a planter.  There are a lot of crates with colorful print, such as this old advertising box on Storybook Life:

You can also stack old cartons to create shelving, which can either reside on the wall or stack on the floor.  I like the rustic look of this wall unit created with apple crates (thanks Apartment Therapy!):

How would you use an old crate?

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