DIY Vintage Soda Crate Chest

My husband has been collecting these vintage soda crates for sometime now.  It’s been fun trying to find different ones at flea markets and antique stores. 
  
 
 
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Vintage Soda Crates
 
 
I love old vintage soda crates!  They are so useful….I use them to transport flowers, fruit and vegetables from the
Farmers Market.
 
 
 
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Can anyone remember going to the country store and having an RC with a moon pie?  They were yummy back in the 60’s, but I can’t say they would be my favorite now.
 
 
 
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I asked him if he thought he could make a little storage cabinet for his collection. He said he would try to come with up something. He said, this isn’t going to be a fine piece of furniture or anything….I said, “imperfection’s are welcome for this project!
 
 
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Here she is with a little paint, sanding and distressing…

I believe it’s going to be the perfect addition for the little lake cottage!

The husband said, “don’t be getting any more bright ideas or promising one to your friends!” Me?  Of course not! 

 
 
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Now the next question is, where am I going to put it?
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19 comments:

Chel C said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

As I was reading I was thinking, how can you make storage for these? Well, your husband has certainly created something just perfect for them to be displayed so perfectly! I'd definitely have this on show! A great collectors item. xx

The {Mrs} Adventure of a misplaced Belle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love this! I wish I was crafty as y'all!

Red Rose Alley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Mary, I smiled when I saw the Moon Pie because I recently did a post about penny candy back in the good 'ole days, and I mentioned the Moon Pie. Your vintage crates are great. I love all the different kinds of soda pop and remember them well.

Have a nice week.

Love,
~Sheri

Daphne Bryson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good Morning Mary, Well I have to say, you have a very talented husband to be able to make this for you.
Like one of your other friends who commented, I could not think what he would make, but he has turned up trumps. The painting and distressing are just lovely added extras.
I wonder..... where did you place it in your cottage.
I'm sorry, but I have a feeling your husband will be kept busy, as your friends might be asking if he is available to make them one aswell.
Best Wishes to you,
Daphne

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love it! Great colors and truly a one of a kind piece-enjoy:@)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh I love this. How fun and the colors are fabulous. So creative. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think this is so clever. It will be a feature next week. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

the cape on the corner said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

this is so smart, I love it's dual purpose!

Eilis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love it. Now I have to start looking for soda crates....
Eilis
my-heart-lives-here

ourwolfden said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is awesome you did a great job.

Nici @ Posed Perfection said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great piece of nostalgic furniture! I love it! The vintage pops of color are perfect. I'd love for you to link this up to my All Things Thursday Blog Hop! I hope to see you there!
Blessings,
Nici

Shabby Marilyn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your soda crates, pics, and your husband made a great display for them! Newest follower, hope to see you visit and follow too. Also pinning, too cute!

Botanic Bleu said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Put me on the list of people who adore this soda (Coke, as we say in the south for every kind of soda) crate chest.

I am now following.

Judith

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is so pretty! The only problem for me is, I only ever find the crates for big money. Always on the lookout for a deal though, maybe I'll get lucky one day. Y'all did a great job on this. Take care - Dawn

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm so pleased I found this!! I've been collecting crates too with this in mind and needed a photo to show hubby what I meant :) Now he can see I'm not completely crazy!!!
It looks fantastic btw :)

Nici @ Posed Perfection said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I loved this project so much I couldn't resist featuring it from last week's All Things Thursday Blog Hop. I hope you'll visit again tonight and link up more of your great projects!
Blessings,
Nici

Becca Diestelkamp-Woodham said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love crates! I struggled to come up with an idea but this is fabulous! I featured you on my Friday's Five Features. Stop by and link up a few other projects! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2013/08/fridays-five-features-no-3.html

Michelle Boyken said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Since you're having a hard time finding the right spot for it, may I suggest my house?? :) Totally coveting this idea! Thank you for sharing.

Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The best creative idea ive seen in a good while! Thank you for sharing!

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