Vintage Coke Crate Decor for Summer
A bit of rustic coastal home decor is on the menu today. A vintage soda crate, vintage bottles and vintage fishing floats are paired with some sea stars and a string of lights into a very satisfying little beach decoration for my home.
Whenever I’m feeling off, when body, mind and soul are not aligning, when the road gets bumpy, I tend to withdraw.
You just have to turn on the evening news to realize once more that having a home, let alone a pretty one is not self-evident. Most people in the world are struggling just to have a roof over their head. Making pretty coastal displays is not even in their imagination.
And yet, this little rustic nautical bit of home decor that has been standing on my little side table, has given me so much comfort. I made it a couple of weeks ago. Like most of my decorating this coastal display is not difficult to create. I combined an old soda crate, some vintage bottles, a string of lights and some beach decor to pull together this coastal beach cottage decoration.
I love decorating with wooden crates. They are quite easy to find at flea markets or vintage stores. They were a common household item for a long time after all. The ones with compartmental dividers I love most. And when there is some pretty lettering on the outside I tend to fall in love with them. This vintage soda crate looks a bit like a vintage coke crate, but it is in fact a red crate from an old European soda brand. In my opinion everyone needs a couple of crates in their life and here are some TIPS FOR DECORATING WITH WOODEN CRATES.
A simple old wood crate paired with vintage bottles is such a nice display. The old bottles I used in my crate are not the original Royal Crown bottles. They are in fact vintage beer bottles, but that’s okay. It all fits. Using a couple of bottles in your vintage crate decor is quite handy because it is easy to stick some flowers, grasses or feathers in them. That way you can add some height to your display.
I love it when decorating your home can be as easy as this, and still end up so beautiful. A vintage crate adds instant rustic glam to any little display. It makes it also so much easier to create a cohesive look to your decorating vignette. The crate pulls the different elements together and grounds them. An eclectic mix of decorative items becomes a collection when they are grouped together in a vintage crate. When you add some little beach cottage accents like sea stars and vintage glass fishing floats, you have instant coastal decor.
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I love old wooden crate projects like this. Crates like these are not that hard to find at thrift stores or rumble sales and usually not too expensive either. If you can’t find a true vintage crate you can always make any new wine box look like a vintage crate. Wooden crates are great for organizing projects, but I simply love them for decorating. I have several of these crates and I use them all the time in my decorating.
Funny how something as trivial as a pretty corner in your home (especially when the rest is a downright mess) can help you feel better. Creating a pretty little display gives your eye something to rest on. A neatly put together display, with clear boundaries set by the crate, can become a focal point of beauty and calm. I think a little coastal decor like this can give a whole room a summer feeling.
Coastal decorating and adding rustic nautical touches to your decor are the best way to create a beach cottage vibe in your home. Even if the sea is far away (as it is for me). I decorate my home in beach house style your round, but I especially love coastal home decor in summer. This vintage red crate gives me just the right amount of nautical home decor without going all overboard with boat anchors and ropes everywhere.
Christmas lights decor in summer, vintage bottles and my favorite beachy decorations: coastal decorating just as I like it.
So what have you all been up too, while I was sipping tea on the couch and taking naps? What is happening in your corner of the world? Done any decorating projects I should see?
Let’s catch up…..
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