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Check out this awesome flea market find!
A couple bucks for a vintage 7-Up soda create (soda or pop? I’m in Milwaukee WI and we say soda around here) Fittingly enough this crate is from Milwaukee…perfect!
Now what to do with it. I decided this would work well in my guest room. So far a pretty plain room with soft purple and green accents. Our guest room gets a lot of use. My parents visit often and we love having them so a welcoming room is essential.
I opted to use this crate as a message board. This was a pretty simple process and if you frequent a couple flea markets you can create this cheaply.
Here’s what I used:
Piece of MDF to fit the inside bottom of the crate
Coordinating color paint for inside of crate
First up, I painted the inside of the crate a pale green (pea pod from Behr). Then I painted the piece of MDF with chalkboard paint. I had the hardware store cut the MDF for me and it fit snugly so no need to adhere it to the crate.
That’s it! So easy. I didn’t touch the outside of the crate, it is perfectly worn and aged.
I put this on the nightstand with a few essentials a guest might need.
I have seen this little phrase around and absolutely love it, I printed it on green paper and framed it next to the crate.
Such a welcoming little corner.
What do you think? What else would you use a soda crate for?
Thanks for visiting.
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