Upcycled wooden crates
Following on from our ponderings about how to upcycle vintage lampshades, we’d love to find out how you’ve reused wooden crates in your home and garden. Vintage apple crates are another item I love to collect without a thought as to how I’m going to use them.
I recently found a shallow crate on an antiques shop on Walcot Street in Bath that’s divided into compartments. I mulled over how to use it for months, and have finally found a home for it. It now sits on top of a cabinet made out of three other wooden crates and helps me organise my sewing bits and bobs. In each compartment I’ve put either a blue porcelain pot, (kindly donated by my friend Jonny, who rescues them from his boss who enjoys expensive yoghurts), and little glass jars, (baby food jars that my friend Sarah who passes me) and filled it with tailors chalk, needles and pins.
They make great planters for herb gardens, bookshelves, side tables. Here are just a few ways to use them, courtesy of Pinterest: