You guys!!! Today I am sharing a vintage crate upcycle that may be my all-time favorite find EVER!
I turned this vintage find into a modern planter.
Take a peek and I am sure you will see why.
For $35.00 I was dancing with glee.
Although I spell my name “Libbie” and I was actually tormented as a child by the Libby’s jingle, I have always wanted to find one of these crates.
Carrying it to the register I had the perfect plan in mind.
I couldn’t wait to get started!
First I wiped the crate down and used a bit of wood conditioner to bring the colors back.
While I was wiping it down I noticed a few nails that were sticking out so we hammered them back in.
Just lightly tap the nails back into the crate.
Since I was going to use the vintage crate as a planter, I wanted to put a few coats on the crate to protect it from the elements.
This fast-drying poly from Minwax is my favorite.
When searching for legs, I found hairpin legs at a reasonable price on Amazon.
I knew that I wanted this piece to be pretty tall.
The legs took maybe five minutes to add.
Seriously the easiest DIY ever.
Vintage crate to Modern Planter in less than 30 minutes (plus shipping time for the legs) 🙂
Just add plants!
Truly this made me so happy!
Do you have a vintage find that just made you clap your hands in glee? I’d love to hear about it.
Until next time,
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What a great idea! Looks like something you would see on HGTV!
You have such a creative eye! I love that it says your name on the crate ( even if spelled differently). It adds such character as a planter.
Have a great week!
Not only is the finished product gorgeous, I love the story behind the brand! Great post!
I love this project idea so much!
Your vintage crate plant stand turned out fantastic.
This is so adorable and clever!! Nice job 🙂
I envy you have a crate named after you – even if it is the wrong spelling. But Sara’s food products just wouldn’t have the same ring to it – lol. Love your planter!!
What a stunning find and beautiful repurpose. She looks so elegant with her hairpin legs. Love it!!
Libbie, this was a fabulous find, and I love how you turned it into a plant stand with the hairpin legs! Seriously, it was serendipity in finding that great crate! Love this!!!
Love this project!! Such a special piece. Have to love a hubby that has his eyes looking for goodies
It’s so cute! I love it!
What an amazing project, super cute!!!
What a gorgeous upcycle! I recently created a plant stand from an old stool, and I absolutely love how it turned out! 🙂 Hooray for saving something from heading to the landfill!
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I love vintage projects such as these – it adds such a unique and beautiful touch! You did an amazing job with it, it looks awesome!
What a great find they are so hard to come by over here. I love that you turned it into a planter it looks really great.
So cute! It’s always fun to find items with your name on it. I was just telling my husband that I want a raised planter like this.
I loved how the legs gave it such a modern feel.
There couldn’t have been a more perfect crate for you Libbie!! Crates are one of my faves and you did this one justice! Pinned!
I was SO excited when my husband spotted it!!!! Crates make the best upcycles, don’t they?!?!?
It’s perfect. Love the planter and the story.❤️
Love this idea, I’ve gotta get some of those legs!
Oh gosh Libbie – this is absolutely adorable! Such a great find and upcycled in a beautiful way! Way to go!
Love that you used Libby’s and the legs too.
OMGish! I love this DIY! I am going to give it a try myself! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great week! xo, Christine
Thank you, new bestie!
Love how your vintage plant stand turned out! looks amazing.
Love old crates and love what you did with this one. Super cute!
I love what you did with this crate
My first time visiting your site-
Thank you for sharing
xo Lisa S
What a fab DIY project!
I love what you did with this crate – such a fun upcycle! I hope you’ll share it with us at Party In Your PJ’s on my blog.
Libbie, this plant stand is gorgeous, I love it so much! How amazing that you managed to find this vintage treasure with your name on it! Pinned!
Wow, what a great find! I love that you added legs to it. I wouldn’t have thought to do that!
Libbie!! I LOVE the way this turned out! What a cool way to repurpose a vintage crate. Thank you for sharing!
This is such a great upcycle! Looks great!
It looks super cute.
I love that you reused this. It looks wonderful.
This turned out adorable. You sound like me when I find a treasure that I know just what I am going to repurpose it as. I got a shipping crate and did the same too.
Thanks for sharing with us I’m featuring you when the next To Grandmas house we go link party starts!
Thank you!! You made my day!
This looks amazing, what a great find. Those hairpin legs look so modern which is perfect with the vintage crate.
Do you leave the plants in their pots or plant them into the crate? Thanks so much for joining us at Handmade Monday 🙂
I left the plants in their pots, I am going to add mums for Fall.
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I love this project and the name makes it even more special. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s – you are being featured on my blog Tuesday evening.
Thank you, Ann!
This is a great DIY project! Added bonus that it says Libby…even if it is with a y!😉
I absolutely love this! I think I’ll be doing the same thing with a vintage ammunition box that I never knew what to do with. Love those legs. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Pinned! xo Kathleen
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This is MARVELOUS. What a wonderful use of that crate–and I love that it’s a Libby’s crate! I had no idea you could purchase hairpin legs from Amazon; that’s a great resource.
Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!
This is gorgeous! I love everything about it. I featured it today at the Thursday Favorite Things party. Congrats! 🙂
So cute. And it did look easy to make. Love the idea of buying legs you just screw in.
Visiting from Imparting Grace. I love this idea. When there’s not room in the house for something that needs a shelf or horizontal space, it works great as a planter. I never would have thought of that. Neat idea!
This is fantastic. I have a vintage box similar to this. It will be my next project !
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Love this. So cute. I have some old crates I want to do this with. Did you line the box with plastic or does the finish work for water barrier?
I left the plants in their containers! It fit 3-6 inch containers perfectly.
It’s so pretty. Nice DIY for single moms like me.. Thank you very much
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