Sunday, April 11, 2010

Finally Hung the Crates!

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.




9 comments:

McCarthy Designs said...

Hi Jessi, your crates look fantastic! I love how you filled them with things around the house that you already had. Some ideas for the small one are vintage teaspoons tied together in a bunch, salt and pepper, dried lavender or a bunch of other dried herbs. I am sure whatever you decide on will look great. xx

Wendy said...

Jessi, You did a wonderful job! I like the three together and the little one on your hutch! half the fun is trying to decide what to put inside! cute stool, too!
Hope you a great week :)
Wendy

Katie said...

They look gorgeous! Great job!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

They look amazing!! :)

kim said...

Love the crates. Those are the ones that Layla has at the Lettered Cottage aren't they. I love them. Looks great the way you displayed them. You could put old or new silverware in that small one.

KATHY said...

Your crates look great!! I love how you displayed them...Kathy

Angie said...

They look so great where you have them!

burlap+blue said...

LOVE those crates! So versatile and chic--have to get a couple for myself!!!

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Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

They look great! You could fill that small one with some little spoons or silverware . . .