Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pottery Barn Vintage Inspiration for a Storage Issue

I had some DVDs and photos that were looking a bit messy on the table and shelf by the TV.

 And I was trying to think of a way to organize these items a little bit and yet keep these items handy and in some kind of style.

 While browsing Pottery Barn, I spotted an old pepsi soda crate which was being used to house some magazines and books. I was kind of liking that idea for my videos, but they wanted a wopping 24.00 for one crate.  Pottery barn crate-->

I was trying to find one around the local thrift and antique shops but you know when your looking for something it doesn't always materialize.

I happened  to mention it to a friend of my husband's and sure enough a couple of days later he arrived with an old Coca Cola soda crate from his dad's basement for me to enjoy!

So now hurray! I had my storage unit for my videos and pics !!
And they  fit so nicely in there, I may have to search for more.

And the clutter on the table is safely stacked

And the table is happy again.

Now I just have to decide where I want to keep it.
Because I like it everywhere.

Once again Pottery barn inspires!

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  1. What a great idea! I have three soda crates sitting in the garage, couldn't pass them up at yard sales but just didn't know what to do with them.:o)
    The Tattered Tassel

  2. How cool is that! I love that you found a crate (or it found you) without paying PB prices. Looks great!

  3. A great idea and you did very well on making them into something very useful. You can find them around, but they are pricey.

  4. Such a great idea - how stylish they look. Lovely post & lovely blog - will be back again soon!

    Have a great weekend,


    btw My Rednesday link is here for you!

  5. OMG! I love that crate!! What a find! You are one lucky girl!!

  6. i love crates too! thanks for sharing!

  7. This is so weird. I've been looking for a crate like this to store my craft paints in. You are a lucky girl. I won't break down and buy the Pottery Barn crates. I'll be patient and see if I can snag one somewhere for less! Great idea for storage.

  8. What a great idea! That would work for a lot of different things too. Thanks for sharing that with us!

    Have a Great Day!

  9. I love using old crates for storage! They look great too!

  10. Great job. I had a few I gave to my Daughter, she uses them for organization in her classroom. I used to use them for spices storage in my kitchen.

  11. That's what happens when you put things out to the Universe. I love old crates, too. Looks great.

  12. Great find!! I just love those old crates.

  13. Great find and even greater firend!


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