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Vintage Crate turned Wall Mounted Magazine Holder
I am so glad to be participating in the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge with a very talented bunch of bloggers! The challenge was simple. Take a thrift store find and upcycle it into something that works with our decor! Today I am sharing an upcycle project that is not only easy, but very useful!
If you read this post, you saw a glimpse of my upcycled vintage crate!
When I decided to spruce up the bathroom for spring, I knew I wanted to get rid of the hold magazine holder that was was attached to the toilet paper stand.
Please tell me I am not the only one who has magazines in the bathroom!!??
Since floor space is at a premium in our tiny bathroom I knew I needed to find something that would hang on the wall, and the only wall I had room to hang it was right beside the toilet. Not a whole lot of space to spare.
I love the look and history that comes with vintage crates that are easily found at thrift stores, auctions, and flea markets. I like to add some vintage decor here and there, and this certainly fits the bill.
With the help of my friend Leslie (I used a vintage crate as a shelf when I renovated her bathroom), I picked up a crate and had Tim cut it so that I had one really narrow “pocket” and one really wide “pocket”.
This crate is stamped with the Party Beverages Ltd stamp on all four sides, so both pieces will display the stamp. I love that it actually originated in Toronto, which is a short drive down the highway.
The narrow side was the perfect fit for the bathroom without getting in the way of anything. The wider side will be hung in the kitchen once we finish a little renovation we have planned. It is the perfect size for holding some of my most used cookbooks at easy reach!
It was super easy to hang on the wall using tiny elbow brackets. We gave the edges just a bit of a sanding. I used an old piece of 2 x 4 lumber at the bottom of the crate so the magazines stand up just above the top edge.
So there you have it! A really easy upcycle project made from a vintage crate! There is nothing more I love doing than taking something old and re-purposing it into something useful.
Until next time…..
I can’t believe you found that awesome crate. Great makeover!
Thanks Sherry! They are pretty easy to find around our parts!
This looks so great! I’m looking for ideas to store my placemats in dining room, and this seems perfect for that!
Thanks Anita! This would be a great idea to store placemats 🙂
What a great idea cutting the crate down for a narrow size! So cute & clever! I love it!
Thanks Kim! Anything wider would have been in the way!
This is SO clever!!! I love the look of old drink crates; what a cool way to re-invent it!
Thank you Emily 🙂
This is perfect for holding magazines in the bathroom and I love the graphic on it. It’s great that the other half can be used in your kitchen.
Thanks a bunch!
Julie Briggs says
I love vintage wooden crates, they have so much rustic charm and there are so many cool things you can do with them. Great project!
Thanks! I love how the instantly add a bit of rustic charm!
Maureen, I love that idea. Very fun and effective. And, NO you are not the only person with magazines in the bathroom 😉
Phew!! Thank goodness 🙂
michelle james says
I have a tiny bathroom as well and would love to have one of these! This is a great project. Thanks for sharing!
My pleasure Michelle! Glad you like it 🙂
I love this idea. You’re so right we have magazines in the bathroom. Sharing
Thanks Debra! So glad I am not the only one 🙂
Erlene A says
That’s so clever! I’m sort of in love with crates too and you found a beauty. BTW – my hubby loves to read on the throne 🙂
Thanks! I sometimes swear my hubby just goes in to read for the peace & quiet!
Amanda @ The Kolb Corner says
I am jealous you found a crate like that! It looks great as a wall shelf in your bathroom!
Thanks Amanda! They really are easy to find around here 🙂
That crate is gorgeous, Maureen!! It looks awesome in the bathroom too.
Thank you! I love it when a DIY upcycle turns out well 🙂