Vintage Coca-Cola Crate Spice Rack

Yesterday I posted about my Spice Jar Lid Labels, and now I get to reveal just where I put my spice jars!!


Ahh! Isn't it awesome? To be perfectly honest, when I bought this vintage Coke crate a couple weeks ago, I had no idea what I was going to do with it... maybe organizing paints... maybe displaying it somewhere... but it was just way to lovely to pass up!


Then last Friday as I was baking something, and once again getting annoyed and not being able to reach my spices - it dawned on me that this would be the PERFECT solution! I had this crate with no purpose yet, and I've been looking for a big spice rack for a while. I was ridiculously happy with myself for thinking of this {not trying to brag here guys - just amazed that it worked out so perfectly!} It was in pretty good shape, so I really didn't have to do anything to it except vacuum out all the dust and yuckiness that had accumulated inside.


So then I just needed to decide where to put it. Anyone remember when I did my Weekly Cleaning Schedule? Well that got moved to above the shelves and that space on the wall is now home to my new spice rack!


To hang it I used extra large picture hangers and just hooked them on the metal strip running across the back. Each one of those puppies is supposed to be able to hold up to 75lbs, so I don't think we'll be having any issues with them supporting the weight!


Be sure to use a level when you nail the hooks in {without the crate attached!} They are meant to stay put, and you to not want to have to try and adjust them!


As you can see the one downside to the hooks is that you can see them... but that was easily remedied by putting some spices up top - I chose the ones that "looked" pretty and that we don't use very often. O and did I mention I juste happened to have the EXACT right number of spices to fill the slots and display four on top? I love when things just work out like that!


Here's how my re-arranged wall looks now:


And of course I had to include some close ups:



{I love that you can see the "Coca-Cola" from pretty much every angle!}




So that's it! I have to say this is probably one of my favorite projects to date - I just love how well everything worked out. These crates are actually surprisingly easy to find... I had never seen one before until I bought this one, but after doing some research they're often for sale locally and there appears to be several on eBay. So what do you guys think!? All I know is that I'm in love <3.

33 comments:

  1. Ashley@AttemptsAtDomesticationApril 3, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    I love it! Coke is my favorite and I love the vintage feel! It looks awesome!

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  2. What a fabulous idea!  I love how pretty all of your jars look paired with that rustic crate.  You are so creative, and I love your blog!

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  3. this is seriously such a great idea! so want to try this :)

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  4. What a great idea... I feel like i would have to buy all new pretty spice bottles though :) I love your "Story of Us"  The Lord is so great and creative... there is no ONE right way in finding/waiting for your husband... I waited for my sweet husband until i was 28 (met him) and we were engaged 2 months later, and married 3 months after that... :) Have a great Wednesday!

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  5. I absolutely love your spice rack!  My grandparents use to have tons of old things like the coke crate and all sorts of crazy stuff in their warehouse.  Anyways, I love your creativity.

    I'm here following you back on your blog.  Thanks for following me doll :)

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  6. I love this - such a great idea! I pinned it!! ;)

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  7.  Thanks! I agree - I love the vintageness of it as well :)

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  8. aww thanks! I was so happy with how well the jars we had fit... I was not about to go buy new ones!

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  9.  Thanks dear! It was pretty fun to see it all come together :)

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  10.  I know, I lucked out having the perfect sized matching spices to begin with! And yes - I love hearing couples' love stories... it is truly amazing how God chooses to bring people together in His timing :)

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  11.  Thanks! I am starting to get more and more into the whole vintagy thing - it can be pretty fun :) && thank you for following ;)

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  12. oh that's awesome! I've got to look into one on ebay...thank you!

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  13. so cool! I love everything about that. I love vintage Coke stuff, and those spice jar lids are awesome :)

    ~Lisha

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  14.  Absolutely! I love how it turned out :) Good luck finding one!

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  15. Thank you! I'm really starting to get into vintage stuff... I don't have much not, but I think I'm off to a good start!

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  16. so in love with this!! so creative and unique ;)
    xo TJ

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  17. What kind of jars are they??

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  18. I LOVE this idea! I have a couple old crates (a few Pepsi - my hubby's fav) that have been waiting for a good purpose. I'm sold - this is how I will use them - and I have been going crazy with my messy spice storage. So excited that I might even get to it today! :)
    Thanks for the inspiration - I pinned to my Organization board on Pinterest. 
    { http://pinterest.com/belljarvintage/organization-inspiration/ }

    ~Dori @ belljarvintage.blogspot.com

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  19.  They are just the Archer Farms brand you find at Target! I started buying them because I liked how much spice you got for the price, not to mention the cool glass jars :)

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  20.  yeay! Thanks awesome! :) thanks for the pin... and the follow!

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  21. I love it and already sent you an email regarding the coke box and jars that you used. tfs Hugs, Dee:)

    Denise Hartery Kelly-Ruck.

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  22. Hey Denise! So glad you like this :) I don't think I've received any emails from you though? Maybe gmail filtered it?? :( The coke box I found on Facebook for our community's online garage sale... and the spice jars are Target Brand {either Market Pantry or Archer Farms - I can never keep them straight!} Does that help?

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  23. Could you tell me how deep the holes are in the crate? I just want have an idea how far out my jar will stick. If that makes sense! Thank you so much!

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  24. I'd say it's about 2.5" deep - and as you can tell my jars stick out a bit and I haven't had any issues so far!

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  25. Found a crate today at a local antique store. Mine is red & white. Wasn't sure where to put it so it is on the counter by the stove. But it looks really good there.

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  26. I love this! Now I need to find a crate!!!

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  27. Where did you get the jars? I can't find any that fit as nicely as your do!

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  28. Wow those are very hard to find now.... need to look for a red one as well. I used them to hold matchbox cars for my boys and tiny ornaments and treasures for myself.. now that was 30 years ago nowadays I'd just love to have one - fantastic idea for the spices

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  29. Just bought my crate! Going to make this for my pantry! Great idea! Thanks

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  30. Thanks for this idea. You inspired me!! I just finished mine this weekend. I LOVE IT!! Here's a picture of mine. I paid $11.60 for my 1960's crate. The baby food jars were free. I spray painted the lids bright red since that's my kitchen color.

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  31. I absolutely love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing. Now...gotta go find me a crate :-)

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