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Milk crate

~ to magazine rack.

My husband and I chose strange things to buy when we were first married.  Because of limited funds, our tv was sitting on a cardboard box covered with a blanket when we decided the purchase of this antique milk crate was important. The same day, we also brought home an old wooden shipping crate for a coffee table. 


I just love the character that old useful items have.  They give an authenic charm to a farmhouse, I think.


The fact that it has a alternative yet practical purpose makes me like it even more.  Magazines are a perfect fit on top of the wire dividers.  Or for a different look, you can roll the magazines up and stick them in the slots.  It's a fun way to keep your favorites out to look at again and again.

Comments

  1. we have a brandy box that we've used for a magazine holder too. :)

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  2. I like the milk crate!
    You reminded me of the toy box our black & white TV sat on when we were first married!

    Blessings~
    Rebecca

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  3. like like like! It fits perfectly in your charming farmhouse! We used wedding present money to buy camping gear and our tiny kitchen table was surrounded by folding chairs. I totally understand your priorities :)

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  4. Just lovely. I love repurposing such things. I love walking through an antique shop with just such ideas in mind.

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  5. What a neat idea ~ goes so well with the farmhouse. We used a red and white coke cola box for a while.

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  6. I have two milk crates that I turned upside down and made cushions to rest on the wires and fit inside the crates. We use them as foot stools for the rocking chairs on our front porch!

    Love your idea too!

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  7. I think it is "tres chic" for your little red farmhouse.

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  8. Such a great crate to have and a wonderful piece to store magazines in! I love anything dairy related so that makes it even better in my books!

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  9. Love the milk crate. And your farmhouse is adorable!! It looks like you have the knack for making things beautiful :)

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  10. I love it. Our cabin is filled with old things that are reused. That is a beautiful crate.

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  11. Great idea indeed, love the rustic feel to it. Your blog header is captivating & serene. My first time here and your blog is lovely!
    Karen Xavier.

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  12. Love the milk crate. I've always wanted to find an old wooden chicken crate to turn into a coffee table! Just haven't been able to find a reasonably priced one yet!

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  13. Very nice crate, i like. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  14. Oh my gosh, I have 3 of these old boxes sitting out in my garage...time to get creative i think! So glad you like my bread recipe, it is so easy and quick. People think they have to add bread inhancers etc. to it but it works perfect as it is. :D

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  15. Well, you may have bought the milk crate because you had little money, but others (many!) pay big bucks for such things. You were super stylish and didn't even know it:)

    ~Cindy

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  16. Love your ideas & style! Great blog!

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