I managed to collect about 11 crates, some I got for free, some I had to buy, and some had fancy lids and other unique details. I sanded all of them down, teak oiled them to make the wood stronger, stained, and then poly-d them. These I stained in a walnut finish and then I used my awesome retro stencils to decorate all the sides of the crates. Then I lined the inside with these cute papers I found.
I went a little crazy at the Paper Source store when I went to get paper for the crates. I ended up buying these little book binding kits as well to match, I think they came out adorably.
This koi fish paper is so cute it makes me want to cry. It's screen printed, and when looking closely, it looks as if by hand. Photos can't even do the paper justice.
I cant wait to use all of these crates for decorating. I have a whole set more that I lined with fabric, but those will have to wait. Here's hoping the move to the Big Easy is nice and easy!