What’s that saying again? If you don’t have any horizontal space, go up? Well, that’s exactly what I did with this crazy old crates on a wall phone station idea. Funky, productive, and super fun! This is not a serious household.. have you noticed?
Let me show you why I did this…
We don’t have a huge kitchen, so every pencil and paper landed on this valuable counter.
Um… this wasn’t pretty. That thing on the wall caught everything that wasn’t to go on the floor, but the idea was tired and long overdue for a makeover.
Point of interest: that lattice work phone station was one of my very first ever blog projects. So… it might scare you to look.
So, the general idea was to get everything off the counter and off that lattice paperwork nightmare.
Attaching crates on a wall wasn’t a big deal. The little book shelf went up first, then the crates were stacked around it to make it all work. No planning. Each box was screwed into the wall one at a time like stacked blocks.
Each crate actually serves a purpose. The license plate crate is hiding loose papers. But the most fun about this arrangement is that every box is a different depth. The word symmetry doesn’t apply here… (does it ever?)
Doesn’t this look a little like a chunk of a Willy Wonka house? I should have made a few lean.
Willy Wonka phone station. There, I said it. Let the google search games and head scratching begin…
This pencil sharpener is HUGE, but that no longer matters. It’s high up in the sky, off the counter. The clipboard is for our personal phone list (which I removed for privacy reasons).
A cluster of junky mass mayhem. Isn’t it delicious?
Brother Les, there’s another one of your baskets, AND your candle making funnel!
I may have to text him that I have another post up with his stuff. It’s THAT IMPORTANT. Like he has nothing better to do. His junk from “the garage sale I wouldn’t like” will keep showing up forevermore me thinks.
The bookshelf and old hammer is from a new and used store just down the road. I knew I’d come up with a reason for a grimy old hammer eventually. The tarnished silver tea bag holder is holding loose keys.
Moving down the bookshelf are pens, pencils scissors, highlighters… with enough room to grow. Rustic clay pots are perfect for the job. Nothing too shiny you know.
I read one time that junker Beth via Patina White didn’t have anything too shiny in her home. Best junker tip EVER.
I want to marry this picture.
The Canadian Butter crate was picked up from my junkin’ day at Hope. That is one beautiful and meaningful box!
So happy how this turned out! And the best part of all?
There’s now room for the cats!