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Soda Crate Turned Message Board

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Check out this awesome flea market find!

Vintage Soda Crate

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.

Soda Crate Message Board

Here’s what I used:

Soda crate

Piece of MDF to fit the inside bottom of the crate

Chalkboard Paint

Coordinating color paint for inside of crate

Paint brushes

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.

Soda Crate
guest room essentials

I have seen this little phrase around and absolutely love it, I printed it on green paper and framed it next to the crate.

guest room frame

Such a welcoming little corner.

guest room night stand

What do you think?  What else would you use a soda crate for?

Thanks for visiting.

♥ Sarah

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Saturday 12th of October 2013

What a brilliant use for a soda crate! LOVE! Thanks for linking up at Get Your DIY On! Hope to see you back with your thrifty Halloween projects on Sunday at 7 pm EST! Enjoy your weekend!

~Abby =)

Sarah V

Saturday 12th of October 2013

Thanks Abby, I'll be back tomorrow!

Old Crate = Cool Storage

Saturday 3rd of August 2013

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Theresa @DearCreatives

Thursday 4th of July 2013

Great transformation & idea of using chalkboard paint in the inside. Thanks for sharing & linking up @ & Happy 4th!

Sarah V

Friday 5th of July 2013

Thanks Teresa, I love how versatile chalkboard paint can be.


Wednesday 3rd of July 2013

Wow, it is such a sweet update! I love that you left the outside of the box is so perfect! I would love to pick up a vintage SODA crate of my own, hopefully soon! Thanks for linking up at our Home Improvement Party! =)

Sarah V

Wednesday 3rd of July 2013

Thanks Nicole, I think the natural outside is my favorite party.


Monday 1st of July 2013

Love this project. Love the chalkboard paint and the old crate!

Sarah V

Tuesday 2nd of July 2013

Thank you Wendy!

Sarah V

Tuesday 2nd of July 2013

Thank you Wendy!

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