01 July 2007

crates in question


received these beauties from my papa and am thinking i'll use them for bookshelves & storage in my studio. any other ideas for these delightful wooden crates? you people make up the most creative community i know, please give me your thoughts.

13 comments:

Summers Camp said...

I have some boxes just like those! I plan on gooping them all up in Mod Podge and paper/fabric as storage boxes. A ribbon box is also a good idea (drill holes for the ribbon to come out of). But I love the idea of using them as shelves too! I think you're plenty clever enough to come up with something, with or without us. :)

Peter said...

they'd make nice flower boxes. line them with plastic and put some dirt in them. the sectioned box would work well for starting some vegetables.

Marty: said...

Stack them on top of your fridge or kitchen cabinets so the cutest sides show, and stash stuff like flashlights, matches, bottled water, etc. a little emergency kit.

Stef said...

Aaaaah, de belles caisses de Champagne!
Refill them with Cahmpagne and Merlot and enjoy them through the summer.

marta said...

wow.. these ideas are lovely. keep 'em coming. honestly i think the little garden flower box would be gorgeous. now if only i had a green thumb!!!

Megan said...

Mart, my first thought was DEFINATLY a garden! Cactus, some flowers, it would be so perfect! Or you could put them next to your cozy couch, stack some blankets in them. Or, grow herbs! You can do it! Or maybe to hold magazines... Oh the possiblities are endless. :)

gab said...

i love that dad gave you wine boxes...he gave me an old cigar box in fourth grade to take to school and store my pencils! I didn't appreciate it's cachet at the time...I just wanted a "Mork and Mindy" pencilbox like everybody else...now he knows who to give the cool stuff!

jo said...

hi marta!

here is an idea for your crates:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetliljo/464779636/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetliljo/464779618/

ps. i adore your blog!

Caroline said...

I think it would be super cute to plant some flowers or vines in those...

mooi hoor... said...

Hi Marta,

your can store youre wine glasses in them. If you (or somebody you know) are a bit handy: you can hang them on the wall after you fixed these "pins" to the boxes on which you can hang your glasses upside down like this: http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?topcategoryId=15576&catalogId=10103&storeId=5&productId=76647&langId=-3&categoryId=16065&chosenPartNumber=20087163

(No, I don't work for IKEA;))
Plants are easier of course ;)

Annie said...

Hi Marta,
Hope I'm not too late to offer a suggestion. I just took my kids to a museum that was showing the work of Joseph Cornell, who did the most amazing collages and boxes. With your eye for collaging, it would be a beautiful fit for your boxes.

See http://www.pem.org/cornell/# for examples.

If not, I love the flower box idea..how about herbs for the kitchen?

sarah said...

Hey, I know this blog is a bit old, so you're probably not looking for ideas any more, but just in case, I saw this project and thought of you:
http://www.designspongeonline.com/2007/10/diy-wednesdays-wine-crate-display-cases.html

I hope you let us see your finished project, whatever it is!

Jessica said...

Flower garden? vegetable garden? herb garden?

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