Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Repurposed Old Wood Crate and Clothes Hanger into a Spring Caddy

A dirty old wood crate spoke to me at a flea market last year and I took it home.
I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I liked it.
I like it even better now.
 The idea hit me last week to add a vintage clothes hanger to the crate to turn it into a caddy
and I already had the perfect vintage hanger!

First, I cleaned the crate and removed the brittle leather strips from the sides.
Then I painted it with a few coats of a seafoam green color and distressed it.

I cut the clothes hanger to fit inside of the crate

Then, with the hanger in place,
 I drilled small holes through the crate and the hanger
so that I could glue a small dowel through them
to securely hold the hanger in place.

 The ends of the dowels were cut off even with the crate and touched up with some paint.
The crate even has two dovetailed corners, giving it more personality!

It fits six pint size mason jars perfectly.
I think a mix of fresh wild flowers in each of the jars would look so pretty.

I like the combination of the vintage items together,
what do you think?
Would you use it to hold flowers or as a caddy for something else?
'til next time, 
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Linking to:
Knick of Time
My Repurposed Life
Design Dining and Diapers
The DIY Dreamer
 Homeroad - Junkers United


  1. Brilliant idea girl, it is super cute now :)

    1. Thanks Dawn! Oh and by the way, you make me want to put up a clothesline.

  2. Such character :) That was a great idea to add the vintage hanger!

    Hope you are having a good week <3


    1. Thank you Sherri. My week has been fantastic. I just got my certification back from the state for my LLC. Simply Country is "official". Lots of paperwork and learning still, but I'm on my way. I guess I'm a small business owner now!
      I hope you are having a great week also!

    2. Oh, how exciting! I am thrilled for you :) I am having a good week, thank you.


  3. Adina,
    Congratulations on the LLC registration of Simply Country. And, I have to tell you, that I thought this idea for the caddy is a brilliant original American idea. Love it.

    1. Thank you so much! I'm excited to officially be in business.

  4. Awesome things to do with a Hangers direct. The key is to use a little creativity and imagination

  5. Very good idea , I really like the green paint now and always before I wouldn't consider green on anything

    Love it

  6. This is so cool! I just love this idea!

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  8. Way to be creative! Cute! :)


  9. How much weight will this hold? This is a great idea.

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