I love the old crate look. I wonder how hard it is to score old crates like this. I bet the palettes like in the one on the right is easier since i see them everywhere... but knowing NYC... they are infested... The crates on the left would be SOOO perfect. They would be a great solution to our bookcase issue and storage for things like books, yarn, various crafting projects.
Speaking of yarn and crafting. I have about the same amount of yarn that you see in the picture on the top left. Its stored in various places in my room. I don't really have the space for the piece on the right but i love the idea. I saw something similar in Hobby Lobby over Christmas in Huntsville. It was smaller and a dark wood. It was beautiful but way above my budget... which lets be honest is like $5.... TOTAL. I love the idea of the coffee canisters on the bottom but obtaining them is probably harder then I'd like. That's more of an up-cycling thing and getting those kind of coffee containers would 1) take a long time and 2) would mean getting a different kind of coffee.
These would be great adds to the kitchen to help clean it up a little. We do have the tins for spices. Making the labels would be awesome and a creative way to class it up a little! The drink dispensers has been on my list for over a year now. Can you imagine my sangria (I'll have to post my sangria someday) or some Pioneer woman Iced coffee in those.... oh salivating now!
A little Wall art to balance out the white walls in our place and to store some of the various things we have. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the suitcase on the wall idea. Almost as much as i love the crates... probably more! We have also been talking about putting some art up in the kitchen and bathroom to make it look a little more homey.
OK SO these are just a tad bit of a shameless plug but I PROMISE they are also needed for this home. I make these to sell so I rarely ever have any for us to use. I need to make some. This just means doing it...
Hope you enjoyed my organizing babbling! Getting organized and pinterest are two of my favorite things these days!