Monday, 17 September 2012

upcycled storage


upcycling: 
the art of reusing something unwanted and converting it into something better



hello..
remember the vintage crates i found at a garage sale ?
after a good clean i converted them into kitchen storage & shelving. 


i like the contrast of white against the rustic timber, with some blue and white stripes thrown in. 


have you upcycled anything lately?





26 comments:

  1. Love your upcycled vintage boxes. Very pretty photographs Cheryl. On the weekend I used some old chicken wire to make a cloche. Is that upcyling?
    Kylie x

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  2. thanks kylie! i think i saw your your upcycled chicken wire on instagram :)
    x

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  3. These look fabulous. I have a few finds from my recent garage sale, op shopping week to upcycle in the near future- read: school holidays start next week!

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    1. hi deanne.. look forward to seeing your upcycling ideas!

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  4. Love this! Just upcycled an old coffee table into a chalk table. I'll be sharing it tomorrow on the blog :)

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    1. hi danielle....i bet your kids love it!

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  5. I am adoring crisp whites and pewter tones as well on beautiful rustic woods that have been perfectly time worn!! What a great idea as kitchen storage xo

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  6. Hi Cheryl,
    I love the way they look with all your kitcheny bits......
    very nice indeedy ;o)
    Tania xx

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  7. Brilliant idea Cheryl

    I love old boxes and they look lovely with your kitchenware inside.

    Have a great week
    Carolyn

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  8. Gorgeous idea Cheryl! I recently started using an old bookshelf as a kitchen dresser because I was tired of not having one, but now I have no bookshelf, lol! I'm thinking some old crates or boxes might be the go there too :)
    Cas x

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  9. a good idea to use them for books! funny.. i'm also using some bookshelves for storage in the kitchen.

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  10. It look lovely with the brown and white. Have a nice start of the week.

    Hugs

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  11. They look fabulous!!! I am always salvaging things from council clean up piles but I rarely get around to upcycling them! xx

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  12. Looks great Cheryl. Have lots of up-cycling ideas but not enough time and energy. Looking forward to daylight saving x

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  13. Another ingenous idea. I am now in love with those
    cute little white mugs of yours set inside the crate.

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  14. I upcycled an old dustpan not long ago,as well as two pieces from different items to make a stand, but nothing that looks as nice as your crates for kitchen storage.

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  15. The crates are a great idea for storage, I saw this recently in a cafe at Eumundi, so very cool!
    Bec x

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  16. Those crates look great with all of your whites and blues! I did a little re-use today as well : )
    xo

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  17. Hi, I really like this post! Now I'm trying to think of things I can upcycle.
    Vicky x

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  18. LOVE the white with the wooden crates! Great use of these crates too.
    Mary Alice

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  19. I have a love affair with crates {and white ironstone} - lovin yours soooo much! Found you on Savvy Southern Style.

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  20. Great idea...all your lovely whites just pop!

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  21. Lovely reuse of crates. Really like the contrast of rustic and refined. We reused vintage windows and doors to build our sunroom.

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  22. Beautiful vignette! The white against the wood crates is perfection

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  23. beautiful... love the crate idea Cheryl. Was thinking of you today... nice to see you are on vacation. While you are resting, I would appreciate prayer at this time.... tumors in spine really causing havoc and pain... Just praying with enough rest myself I can get the inflammation down and start an upward battle again.. Soooo need to get to the sea. Have a couple friends that keep saying they will get me there ( 15 mins away ), but people get busy..( can't go by myself while the tumors are pressing so much on my spinal cord. ) One friend came over Sunday for first time in long time, to take me and of course, 10 mins before she arrived it started raining!... That's one of the reasons I love your blog so much... it transports me to the seaside.. almost can hear the waves and smell the salty air! ;>} Cheryl, thank you for taking time and for sharing your gifts in journaling with us!!
    Cathy B*****y pbprojecthope at yahoodotcom

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