Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New Uses For... Vintage Soda Crates

Bookcase, Regines Kreativiteter

Looking for rustic furniture but feeling discouraged by the prices at high-end antique stores? Vintage soda crates may be the answer to your decorating dilemma. Once used to deliver soda bottles to residences and restaurants, wooden soda crates can now be used to add worn, weathered charm to modern-day homes. 

Soda crates are simple & stylish solutions for: 

coffee tables
side tables
wall units
shadow boxes
magazine holders 

They can be found at flea markets, antique markets, Kijiji, Craigslist and Etsy for reasonable prices.

Magazine holder, Mechant Design

Shadow boxes, A Sort of Fairy Tale
Wall storage, Apartment Therapy
Side table, Dreamy Whites

Coca-Cola shadow box, Callooh Callay

Rolling magazine rack, Milk Crate Digest

Vintage Pepsi crate, MFEO


Wicked Darling said...

I LOVE this!!! Fits right in with my decor. Thanks so much for this great post!!

gazaboo said...

Love versatile industrial home decor!
My six vintage Coca-Cola crates have served me well for over 30 years, holding my beloved book collection. They go where I go and like me get reconfigured with each move. I've grow somewhat attached to them... vintage pickings of my youth :)
Great post, fabulous finds...thanks Jaime!

Niftic Vintage said...

Such inventive ideas Jaime!LOVE this post!

Miss Magpies Shoppe said...

Wonderful blog post, Jaime! Love the pictures :)

Ramshackle Villa said...

Now I want to find some of these! I especially love the baby cradle! Thanks for a great blog, Jamie.

Sarah Meas said...

I love my vintage milk crates super sturdy too !

The Vintage Resource said...

great the post!

Kathi said...

great post! we love old boxes and have been using them as end tables, wall decor and bookshelves for 30 years. oh lord that made me sound so old :D

Salt and Ginger Vintage said...

Great ideas - I use an old coffee crate on wheels for a rolling storage bin, like the magazine rack above. It's very convenient & I love it!

Anathalia said...

Really great ideas! I love when they're used as wall shelves! So creative!

BeeJayKay said...

This makes me want to rush out and get some old crates!

HilltopTimes said...

I have one of these soda crates, and it has been hanging in our boys room for years- little toy cars sit on the shelves. Fabulous Post!

Elise said...

awesome blog post! I need some crates!! :))

Whimzy Thyme said...

Fabulous --- I must keep my eyes peeled for these. When I do see them they are too expensive. Hum --- I guess I know why now.

thanks so much!

Dave said...

I love the creative uses for these cool old wood boxes - thanks Jaime!

Callooh Callay said...

Very cute ideas--I especially like the wall arrangements. Thanks for including my Coca-Cola crate!

Story Tellers Vintage said...

Wow, these are all such great ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

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