Old Coke Crate for a Shelf

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Uncategorized | 9 comments

Remember several months back when I was posting about decorating Daisy’s room.

We would worked on it for several weeks. . .

then, we were stuck.  It wasn’t working somehow.

We took some time off.

We decided that a rearrange was in order. . .

We loved the new arrangement and were motivated again to get several things done.  I really think there is something to Feng Shui!

Then school work picked up, volleyball started, on to basketball, which led into Christmas. . .

With all of those things out of the way, we finally had a little time together to finish it up.

Daisy was motivated by the PBTeen video contest that is currently going on.  (She and her daddy filmed the video today and will edit it tomorrow.  This is a contest where people vote, so we will be asking for your assistance in a couple of days!)

I will not reveal the entire room today, but one idea that Daisy wanted to incorporate.

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We traveled to Cleveland, TN this weekend to spend some time with grandparents.  Daisy and I had a little time to go to an antique store.  She spends time looking at decorating magazines and searching blogs collecting ideas.

She knew that she wanted a few vintage pieces for her room.  She was on the lookout for an old Coke crate.  We found one, but at $15 it was a little over her budget.  (She is spending her own money on these final touches.)

She left with a couple of treasures that were a little more affordable for a non-working 13 year old girl!

My mother-in-laws attic is better than any antique store you have ever been in!  When we got home, I asked her if she happened to have one?  Grandy made a quick trip to the attic and returned with one that was in much better condition than what we had found.  Imagine Daisy’s great surprise when she found out that she could have one for free!

Here is how we made it into a shelf.  Super simple!

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Start with one crate.

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And, burlap ribbon.

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Lace the ribbon between the slats.

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Tie a knot on the top.

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Repeat on the other side.

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I was lucky enough to hit a stud and just nailed through the ribbon.

You might want to use wall anchors if you are going to place heavy items in it.

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She decorated the new shelf herself.  She had seen the stacked fabric and ball of yarn somewhere. I love the simple look of it!

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I think she did a great job styling this area.

Maybe I should let her do a few posts for the blog!  She has great style!

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  1. What a great idea. She did a great job styling her coke shelf.
    Mary Alice

  2. thanks mom for the help of hanging everything up! I love the end result!

  3. That is very cute. I saw an old crate at a little shop last week and I’ve been debating about going back to get it 🙂

  4. I just love the vintage coke crate – I would love to find one of those in the UK!

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    Happy Friday! xx

  5. love old crates…one day I’ll own one…thank you for sharing xo

  6. What a fun use for a Coke crate. I used almost the same one for my son’s toys. You can check it out here if you’d like: http://www.nalleshouse.com/2013/01/coca-cola-toy-crate.html.

  7. Very cute and I love how you used the burlap to hang it up… you are one smart cookie! Have a wonderful week!

    Take care,


  8. I just adore this! What a great way to upcycle your crate into something super useful!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  9. You had me at coke crate! Adorable idea, especially with the burlap ties! 🙂


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