Crates, Crates, Crates

I love crates. And I’m not afraid to say it. I LOVE CRATES.

Fortunately for me, I have a mom who gets me, I mean really gets me. She has been picking up crates here and there because she knows how much I like ’em. Crates are everywhere and I love the way they look in my home. Functional and rustic. Whalah!

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I had four that used to be on a wall of the den. Once upon a time they served a purpose and I liked them there. Now, notsomuchthanks.

This room clearly became a dumping ground for all unwanted items, sorry Elway. And since we have french doors to this room, I could see everything. CONSTANTLY. It really became a thorn in my side, so I fixed that over the long weekend.
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Buhhh bye crates.

They were gonna mosey on over to another wall in the same room. I think the crates started to complain, so I told them to shove it! Before I started reattaching them again, I tried configuring them on the floor.IMG_0286

Natch. The whole “planning” thing doesn’t really work for me when it comes to arrangements like this and the gallery wall in my studio. I don’t understand why, I plan everything else. I guess I’m an anomaly and I’ll just have to settle for that, please don’t call me a hypocrite. I said anomaly. Enough!

So like I said the preplanning doesn’t work for me when it comes to things like this so I just start throwing things at walls and hope it sticks. Luckily, it all worked out the first time which is usually the way it goes.

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Crates, meet your new wall. You’re welcome.

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I love this little nook now. I think Annie said it best, “I think I’m gonna like it here.” (Picture me singing that repeatedly as I put in the last screws.)

Raging success.

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10 responses to “Crates, Crates, Crates

  1. Gorgeous! As usual. I’m sure I would end up with a swiss cheese wall if I tried your non-planning method!

    • Gloria

      Who said swiss cheese isn’t the most beautiful thing ever? Maybe you should try it in a kitchen and people would subconsciously want to eat.

  2. Micky

    So nice to keep up with you via your blog. Should be able to see in person in August.

    • Gloria

      It’s kinda nice, right? Every time you would come over it would take me 20 minutes to show you everything I’ve been up to house wise.

  3. I love crates too! Cute hanging on the wall. Now if I just had some wall space. . . . by the way, you asked if I could come garden at your house, but could you please paint my ceilings in my house? LOL.

  4. Lo

    How awesome! I love me some crates as well. Stopped by from Decor and the Dog.

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