Kitchen wall of crate boxes.

Apr 7, 2014 | Home + Studio Tours

Apple crate arranging is harder than it looks. Tackling this project today! I think (hope) it's gonna look great. Also remembering that decorating is a lot like facing a blank canvas. Requires letting go, being fearless, following what delights you, and u

So. I’ve been really inspired by the look of apple crate walls. Have you guys seen these around? If not, you gotta check them out – here’s a quick glance. Pretty cool, right?
In our old home, we had lots of built-ins in our dining room, plus glass doors in our kitchen cabinets to display our collections. In our new home, we don’t have either of those, and we were a little stumped about how we’d display our goodies. We considered a kitchen hutch for the large wall we have to work with, but we just couldn’t find the right one. Enter apple crates. I was in a sweet little store in Aurora, OR and they had a ton of crates for $10/crate. Everywhere else, these crates were $30 or more. And so, I couldn’t pass them up! I brought home several crates, and started playing with the idea. 
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Originally, I was thinking we’d cover the whole wall in a puzzle of crates, but as we started diving in, I sort of loved the whimsy and the visual relief of not covering the entire wall. I was also thinking of putting some plates to the right of the crates (And I asked you guys what you thought -you had awesome suggestions), but eventually decided that I sort of loved the white space to the right. 

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And so this is where we’re currently at with this wall. I am LOVING the crates. Loving the white walls with the pops of color and wood. I usually run and paint every wall a color, so this is a true experiment living with white walls, and I’m sort of diggin’ it. I also edited down our dinnerware/vase collection, displaying only white, green, yellow, and teal pieces so that there was a bit of cohesion between the colors. Loving the large lamp to the right that will hold clips of personal photos and other treasures. I see more personal touches coming soon to this wall – plants, little tiny paintings and photos – but overall loving the direction. 
Getting there. This was our first big project in Operation Make It Our Own, and eager to do more! I deeply believe in creating home spaces that inspire us, that lift us up, that remind us of who we are and the life we’re building. Hello soul, hello space!

PS:
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Sending much love,

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