So that took longer than I meant for it to take! But they are up and that's all that matters. And I am so happy with them!
The stool was Goodwill find. Sorry no before pics (they got lost on my cell phone) but it was originally green and very banged up. I sanded it a ton, primed it with flat paint and topped it off with ORB. Honestly, it looks mostly black unless you get real close.
I wanted to only use large nails to hang the crates, but that meant I couldn't put the heavy white plates I had bought to go in one of them. And of course it threw the whole "filling" plan. I had to get creative and shop the house. Here's what I came up with:
Top Crate: 2 flameless candles (so I can actually have them "lit" in the crate!) and a fabric napkin.
Middle Crate: taper candle tied together with jute, a cookbook, and more fabric napkins.
Bottom Crate: Faux plants (that were in my hutch).
I didn't have room to use the smallest crate, so I had to find a new place for it along with the white plates I had bought to use as filler. Can you spot where the ended up?
There they are! Now...what to use as filler in this little crate? It is quite small.