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!  
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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!?  

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Don’t you love this little porcupine and the makeup brush holder?
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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.  

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    1. Thank you so much! It's been a great little place to store things!

  2. What a creative shelf! Its perfect for that job!!


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