Thursday, January 6, 2011

Vintage Crate Turned Side Table

I found this amazing old, industrial shipping crate at a yard sale when I was visiting my sister in San Diego.  It was one of those rare days of rain in Southern California and most of the yard sales had been canceled, when we came upon this yard sale full of interesting objects and antiques sitting in the rain.  It was love at first sight for me, when I saw this crate, and it was only $3! We (my sis, her husband, their two babies, and myself) squeezed into my little Honda to go yard saling, so, try as we did, we could not fit the crate in the car to take it home.  My brother-in-law was nice enough to go back out in the rain and load it in my car for me.  Thanks Max!  

The wood is perfectly weathered and so are the metal straps.  I love the old patina and the original, worn stamps on the top and sides.

The crate is really large and it is the perfect size for a side table.  It has shelves on the open side against the wall, so it will be great for hiding extra storage in my small house too!

I am thinking I might use it as a night stand in my bedroom.  I am working on a new headboard for my room too, so when I get that done, I will share it with you.

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A Vintage Vine said...

What a great find! I love the stamped writing, it looks in perfect shape and it just needed you to give it a home.

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

I agree. Such a perfect find!!

Jen said...

I found you from Shabby Chic Cottage and I love this. You are amazing!

I would love it if you would come and link up to my Fantastic Friday link party at


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Very nice find!

Emily said...

Max says he wants a shout out for picking it up in the rain. :)
You have a good eye for those types of things because I would not have even looked twice at that, but it looks so great as a side table!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love it! Such great patina!

time worn interiors said...

I love old crates and boxes such as yours! Have a great weekend!

Renee {Shabby, Chic and Charming} said...

I just LOVE this! Lucky girl, you always find the coolest stuff!

Rebecca said...

What a great find!!! I would love having that as a book table right next to my bed holding all my treasures!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

LOVE it! That's a fabulous crate. Clean looking ones are hard to find. You've nailed the perfect look. :)


Megan Gunyan said...

I love this, it's wonderful! I want some of these so bad. Great find!

Jen said...

Thanks so much for linking up to my party. Be sure to come back this Friday to link up your latest creations!

Chasin Fireflies said...

I love this!

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