Crate Coffee Table Thinking Outside The Box


Mr. Cottage brought home a large crate that a friend gave him.  Poor thing, he thought it would be used to store stuff in outside. :) Well sometimes you have to think outside the box with design and that is what we did here. 


The crate gives a rustic look to the slip covered white couches with their ruffled pillows and breaks up the white on white in the room.

I love it paired with this large flower arrangement that Mr. Cottage bought us on Valentines Day.


Here we have it with simple 1/2 Gallon Mason Jars filled with sand and candles and a small footed glass bowl with sand, shells, and a candle.

The pillows are covered with a blue and white striped pillow slip (tutorial here) that give it a simple nautical look that is understated.


I love these simple candles.  They make me long to walk by the shore with the sand between my toes




















Home Decor, Beach Designs, Nautical, Ikea, Slipcovered Couches, .

28 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! I'm thinking about trying something similar in our living room, but I can't decide if it will look TOO rustic in here or not. Tough decisions.

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  2. I love how the crate gives the room a nautical feel. Too cute!

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  3. I am loving that rustic crate! Rustic is my love-language! :) haha!

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    1. Isn't it great! So glad Mr. Cottage brought it home!

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  4. So cute!! I love using old wood and old crates in our house!

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  5. I love this!! It looks great in your space!

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  6. LOVE! It's so rustic and beautiful!

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  7. That table is so nice! I love the runner and candles in the mason jars =)

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  8. Gorgeous! I wish my mr. Would bring home something like that!!

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  9. I love using crates and trunks as a coffee table! It's such a useful way to recycle an old item. Great idea!

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  10. Adorable! I love your living room!

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  11. Oh my gosh, he wanted to put that outside?! It's obviously the perfect table for that space. I want one. :)

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    1. I know! He didn't have a chance though, he was outvoted 3-1.

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  12. I love that crate it looks so well in you space - your whole sitting room is just gorgeous

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