Repurposed crate turned shelf
I love shopping for antiques and re-purposing them in new ways. For the main bathroom I wanted to put something above the toilet that was both pretty and functional. One Saturday, my husband and I decided to spend the day antiquing in town. We ended up at The Painted Farmgirl in Hudsonville for the first time. Almost right away I spotted this crate and decided it was the perfect piece to hang above the toilet for that extra storage I was looking for. The size was perfect and the price was great!
Since this crate was going in the bathroom, I wanted to protect it from getting rust on the metal or for the wood to get too much moisture. I had some matte polyurethane for another project and I added a couple of light coats on the crate. Once it was dry I just added some nails in the wall and hung it up. Now I've got a spot off my counter for some little pretty things, my q-tips, lotion and makeup brushes. How cute is this!?
Don’t you love this little porcupine and the makeup brush holder?
What do you think? Do you love it as much as I do? I love that it add character and it feels like it has a story to tell.
Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest!