12 Jan 2013

Coca-Cola Toy Crate

This is a long overdue post about one of the projects seen in Little Pilot's nursery update.  


We picked up this Coca-Cola crate quite a few years back at a yard sale.  I initially used it in my kitchen to house spices, but it was hidden away in a cupboard.  I thought it would be much more fun to have it out in the open and it worked perfectly for small toy storage.  Currently, it has Little Pilot's blocks in it, but I think it could hold any kind of little toys (Legos, dinky cars, etc.).  This was also a super easy project in that we only had to screw on four casters to the bottom.  It now glides really well and Little Pilot even takes it for a spin around the house sometimes :).  Plus, there's no worry of those metal corners scratching the floors (Nalle does that a plenty already).


Here you can see more of the details.  Aren't vintage things so much more fun than new? 



This project was so easy peasy that even one year-old, Little Pilot, was able to help, sort of :).  This photo was from last year.  Look at how small he was!


This final picture is from Little Pilot's nursery last year.  You can see that the crate fits perfectly under his change table.  This room is actually in flux right now as Little Pilot and Co-pilot have started to share a room.  We still have to change this room from a nursery to a shared room. Hopefully, I will be able to get to that project soon! 




To see more of our DIY nursery you can click here.



linking to: iheartnaptime, it's overflowing, underthetableanddreaming, homestoriesatoz, house of hepworths, shabby nest, tatertots and jello

13 comments:

  1. Very cute I wish I could find one of those crates.

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    1. Thanks! We were pretty excited when we found it yard-saling.

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  2. Love this - such a great idea. Not sure I am up to producing the same but concept is great.

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  3. very cute! I'm still sort of in denial that I'm going to have baby toys spilling all over the place again soon (other kids are old enough to keep their stuff corralled in their rooms), but I need to start collecting good ideas like this for a few months from now.

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    1. Thanks! I think I am constantly picking up toys around our house. Enjoy the toy free time while you can. :)

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  5. Cute! Love how it slides under the dresser for storage.

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  6. This is so cool! You must stop by my blog. We just blogged about how we turned the same coca-cola crate into a dog bowl holder! Love this toy box!

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    1. Thanks! Our little guy has really enjoyed keeping his blocks in it.

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  8. Love this project! We saw some of these exact crates at an antique store the other day and thought about putting crayons in the little cubbies. My husband wasn't sure about it so we didn't get it, but now I'm kicking myself for passing it up!
    Allison

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  9. You are lucky I don't live near you or you might just be missing your crate! I love it so much. I need to find a vintage crate that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

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    1. Ha Ha! I'll have to keep it locked up just in case. :) Hopefully, you'll run into someone wanting to get rid of one of these crates.

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