Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Soda Crates

Here’s the deal: the middle of last week my father-in-law, brother-in-law, and nephew arrived. FIL left yesterday, BIL leaves this afternoon, and nephew stays til Saturday. I’m also babysitting this week. And it’s been pouring rain for the last two days. Any semblance of routine is shot, my house is a mess, laundry is piling up….blog is taking a backseat.

I don’t want to leave you totally hanging though. Several of you wanted to know what I’m going to do with the soda crates, so here it is. Don’t get too excited.

IMG_2851 The Coke crate is holding books and magazines on the cheap Ikea coffee table.

IMG_2853The Pepsi crate has dividers for single bottles, so I haven’t decided what to do with it yet. Should I take out the dividers? If not, what do I do with it? If you’ve seen any cool ideas, let me know!

15 comments:

Lucy Marie said...

A few weeks ago, I decided to stop buying Pepsi regularly because I drink WAY too much of it. I was just thinking about how badly I'd love to drink a Pepsi right now when I opened your blog. This post did not do much to help my craving!

Gwen said...

Hi Holly, new to your blog and enjoying it.

I love the soda crates and I might keep the dividers in the one and fill some of the sections with things that I find at the beach. I am always coming home from my walks on the beach with pebbles, moonstones and shells, but have nowhere to put them!

Miss Anne said...

I'd turn it on it's side and use each "compartment" to either put a picture in, or a little trinket

:)

Kristine said...

I think you should send it to me ;)

Rebekah said...

I like Miss Anne's idea. It'd make a great shadowbox! Or you could use it at your desk or wherever you organize your craft supplies- maybe you could find small jars (baby food jars?) that would fit in the compartments to hold paper clips, thumb tacks, brads, beads, small die-cut shapes for scrapbooking... pens and pencils would probably stand up in them, too.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Love it! I like the idea of hanging it (maybe in a boy's room?) and putting some fun things in a few of the compartments OR for crafty items in a craft/work area. :)

Pam said...

I've seen them used as a centerpiece filled with little jars holding either votives or flower buds. I think there is a lot of options with leaving the dividers in.

marmielu said...

Hi! I can totally relate to your week. Things like this happen at my house way too much. Well, not all the people visiting, but the routine getting smashed by things beyond my control. Ah well.
Good use of the open crate. I would agree with the others to keep the compartments (unless you see some incredibly creative idea using a large area), and just put interesting things in some. You could even change things out when it got boring looking. Have fun!
Mary Lou

Tina ~ Blessings Friends. said...

Love 'em!

Amber said...
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Amber said...

One of the best ideas I saw was using pretty stemmed dessert bowls in the spaces, then filling them with craft items, beads, jewels, etc.. But I also think jewelry, crayons and chalk, small kitchen or bath items would be fun. Or small canning jars with simple flowers or a little sand and candles.

Carrie said...

I like the dividers in the crate. I'm not sure what I'd do with it but I like the idea of turning it on it's side and using it as some sort of shelf for small things.

Kimberlie said...

I was thinking shadowbox also but you seem to have already gotten that advice. How about filling each of the sections with small jars with the green florist blocks cut to shape. Then you could wet those and put flowers in each. It would look like an indoor garden on your coffee table!

momof3girls said...

love the use of the pop crates to hold magazines!!!

Joanne said...

I love using those crates esp. for parties and use it for utensils/napkin holder. I also used it for party favor holder. BTW, i love your blog!