Goooooooood morning and happy Monday!! So you wanna know something really random? Today is National Chocolate Caramel Day. Yep, true story. Apparently it’s a thing and it’s TODAY. Don’t ask me how or why I know this random/useless information, but there it is. And if you’re wondering, the best way to observe this “holiday” is to eat copious amounts of chocolate and caramel. You better believe I’ll be doing my part. It just feels like the right thing to do. Anyway, enough about chocolate. Do you remember that cool antique show I went to several weeks ago? It’s where I found that old vintage crate that we turned into a side table. (You can see it in this post.) Well while I was shopping I also came across the coolest antique chicken crate ever. Unlike most chicken crates I’ve seen, this one is small and narrow. I instantly fell in love as soon as I saw it, although I wasn’t really sure what I would do with it at the time. But I didn’t let that pesky little detail stop me. Nope, I brought it home, cleaned it up, and immediately started moving it all around the house until I found the perfect spot. After a bit of trial and error, it ended up in our front room and it actually makes the coolest little rustic side table. I snapped a few pictures of it this weekend and I’m excited to share it with you guys today!
Isn’t this the coolest thing ever?! All of the chicken crates I’ve seen are those square box crates that are really big. I like those, but I really love how this one is smaller and narrow. All I had to do to repurpose this into a side table was stand it up on its side instead of laying it down flat. Bada boom bada bing. And I love the little latch door on the front! SO. STINKIN. CUTE. There’s actually a good amount of storage inside, so of course I had to put a few old books in there. I couldn’t help myself!
I really can’t get over how this small chicken crate is literally the perfect size for a side table. It’s just the right height and I think it makes such a fun, rustic addition to this room. Of course I thought about painting it white, but for now I kinda love the weathered wood look. I seem to be liking that more and more lately, but who knows–I could get crazy and change my mind tomorrow. You never know with me! And even though this is a very primitive piece, I think it works in this room. My strategy for adding rustic finds like this into our home is to do it sparingly. I typically prefer to lightly mix these fun, unexpected finds in with more modern, soft touches just to keep things kind of light and cozy. I think the two go together pretty well!
Well let me know what you think about my new repurposed chicken crate table, I’d love to hear it!
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