Ten ideas for using vintage crates as storage

By Amber Clery 01-03-2012
Ten ideas for using vintage crates as storage

Upcycled and repurposed pieces in interiors add character and personality as well as being eco-friendly. Among our favourites are vintage fruit crates used as storage solutions around the home. Here are a few ideas that are sure to inspire.

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Vintage crates mounted on the wall provide interesting open shelving. Castors have been added to the bottom of another crate holding kids toys so this can be moved around easily. 

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These dark coloured crates have been stacked on top of each other to create bookshelves in an alcove in the living area. Simple and charming!

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A sideways facing crate provides a unique end table and also provides shelving in the side for books and magazines.


This vintage crate has been topped with a sheet of glass for a smooth wipeable surface which could make a nice bedside table or end table.

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These smaller vintage soda crates haphazardly mounted on the wall create cute dispay areas for ornaments and plants.

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Wall mounted crates over the sofa creates an interesting feature as well as providing lots of storage in this living room.

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Quirky bathroom storage.

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You can arrange the crates in all sorts of configurations to create a really eye catching display.

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And in the spirit of Spring time, how about painting your crates in bright, happy pastel shades like these? :)

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LOVE this coffee table! A salvaged window sitting on a pair of vintage crates. A real talking point in this living room.

Do you love vintage crates as much as we do? If so, let us know in the comment section below! 

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