Vintage Coca-Cola Crate Spice Rack

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

 

Kate

Kate

Kate is a proud mama to some pretty amazing kiddos and wife to the best husband a girl could ask for! She considers herself blessed to be able to stay home with the kids, and is just starting to get into the world of homeschooling. In her "spare-time" she enjoys sharing many of the projects, stories, gluten-free recipes that are a part of their every day lives!