Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A New Look for an Old Crate

Please note:
Last week I experienced some technical difficulties with my computer and am not sure this post was distributed to everyone. Therefore, I'm sending it again to all subscribers under a different name.
The original post was called "French Wine Crate 2.0."
My apologies if you've already seen this post. If not, please enjoy.

Have you been wondering whatever happened to that rare French wine crate 
I uncovered last summer in a dusty basement at an estate sale? 
Well, here's a little hint.

You might remember my post about that wine crate.
Here's a link if you missed it.  Wine Crate Find

The crate was perfect for containing a sparkling centerpiece on the dining room table.

But you know we can never leave well enough alone, right? 
I wanted to find another way to use this beautiful crate and I found it in the kitchen.

By turning the crate on its end I was able to make some space on my kitchen island 
and now I'm using it to hold bottles of wine and cooking utensils. 

Looking at the wine crate from the side,
you can still read the beautiful French writing on the front.

This really opened up the counter space and gave me a little more elbow room.

The display makes me think of a fancy kitchen store like Sur la Table.

This stand-alone cabinet is handy for parties, baking or unloading market baskets.

Don't overlook everyday objects like these Prosecco corks
when creating a unique accessory.

Cheers, my friends!

So, what do you do with your wooden boxes and crates? Love to hear from you.


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  1. You found just the perfect place for your crate, its so fun to find something and then have that perfect idea for it. Have a great weekend.

  2. Magnifique affichage! Cheers, Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

  3. I love the look -- a terrific and appropriate spot (and if you need a centerpiece again you know just where to go for something special too!)

  4. Creating height does give you an alternative look and create space. We bought a beautiful wooden crate at one of the 'troc' in Annecy (where the array of old and fascinating is worth a visit even if we are not looking for anything in particular). We put it on our back deck and our guests use it for their empty wine bottles, before recycling them, so it serves practical and aesthetic purposes.

  5. Love the way you are using the wine crate to make extra space. Don't we always need extra space to display all our lovelies.

    1. Thank you Sharon! So true, especially in a teeny kitchen. Pat

  6. You have a eye for placement and your home always reflex your lovely talent. Every little detail is addressed in a perfect way. Thanks for the kitchen tour and the sweet ideas:)

  7. That's a great way to keep using it. The added space is great and it looks like it was made for that spot.