Everyone likes having their home organized and tidy. I certainly do! But I was getting tired of using the typical baskets and bins. I wanted something unusual that would have more style and interest while still providing storage.
I recently found two such items. An old grape crate and a cigar box.
The grape crate was purchased at The Purple Painted Lady in Macedon N.Y. The patina is great and can be used in many ways!
I even like the letters on the side.
It holds three blankets easily and looks good doing it!
Instead of blankets, I could use it for pillows.
The distressed wood of the crate is a perfect contrast with the softness of the pillow.
Game night anyone!
An old cigar box makes a perfect place for storing remote controls.
First, I removed all stickers.
I wanted the top to have a smooth surface, so I filled in the lettering with spackle.
After sanding, it was ready for paint and decoupage.
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and French Linen for the base.
This is one of a bunch of prints I purchased from Etsy.
I measured the box and cut the print to size.
Then decoupaged it to the top.
The remotes are kept together in a beautiful box that looks like part of the décor.
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