Hey all! Long time no see.
October really threw me for a loop this year. I was completely swamped with all sorts of things. Life is busy already, but when you throw in three family birthdays, my in-law's 50 wedding anniversary including a trip to Vail, an out of state marathon, and other family events, oh yeah, and Halloween.... I just had to take a short blogging break and focus on what was most important.
It is good to be back. I did do a few fun projects during all that craziness. Today I want to share this, oh so cute, DIY COLA-COLA CRATE...
I am seriously in love, and the funny thing? I don't even like Coca-cola, or any soda for that matter. But it is such an American icon, I couldn't help myself.
Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, and Here. Wow, I didn't realize I had made so many...I guess I really do love these, they make such a great gifts. Cute and useful.
I wasn't planning on doing a tutorial for this, because I have done so many crates, so I didn't take photos of the build, but in the end I decided to share anyway. Sorry. I made it very similar to these crates and the process is the same except the size of the wood and I added the cross dividers, so you could use that tutorial. Or, Ana White has a great Soda crate caddy plan that is basically the same. Hope that helps.
lamp shade basket and how I did the handles on that... I had to slap my head, hello?! It was so obvious.
I ran and grabbed an empty laundry soap container (yes I save them...to keep toys organized) and used a knife to cut the plastic, so I could yank out the wire handle with some pliers. Awwwesome.
You can see above how lucky I was that my crate just happened to be the same width as the laundry soap tub, that never happens! Okay, actually, I guess it does. :)
I used red because that is my friends favorite color. I had no idea when I started this that I would end up doing the coca-cola symbol. That just seemed like the ONLY option coming to my head, really, it was meant to be...so I went for it. I mean, old soda crates are super cool.
Do you like to use crates in your home? I would love to know your great ideas, any excuse for me to make another crate!
I will be linking to these parties.