Don't you just love it when inspiration hits you from out of the blue?
I had one such moment while wondering around Micheal's the other day. You see I've been trying to figure out a new way to display my collection of vintage red books.
Typically I either stack or line them up somewhere. For some reason I wanted to place them inside something. I tried toolboxes, baskets, and bins; none of which looked how I was hoping. In frustration, I arranged them in my normal boring way and put the idea behind me.
That is until I went to Micheal's on a completely different mission and happened to notice their unfinished wood crates. Fretting over the fact that the crate was quite large, I spied a half crate size - Perfect!
I took it home and gave it first a coat of black paint and then a coat of white.
After a heavy hand of distressing I filled the crate with my books.
It works perfectly giving me the organized look I was wanting with a touch of rustic.
Plus I've already thought of a couple more uses for the crate and can't wait to try them out when I tire of the books.
Have a great day,