Vintage Crate to Modern Plant Stand - A Life Unfolding

Libbie B
by Libbie B
2 Materials
30 Minutes

I found the perfect vintage crate and turned it into a modern planter with this easy DIY.

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 I was so excited!

My husband spotting this Vintage Crate in a local store.

For $35.00 price 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.

Conditioning the Libby’s crate

While I was wiping it down I noticed a few nails that were sticking out so we hammered them back in.

Repairing nailheads

Lightly tap the nails back into the crate.

Since I would use the vintage crate as a planter, I wanted to put a few coats on the crate to protect it from the elements.

I added three coats of polyurethane for protection.

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.

Hairpin Legs from Amazon

The legs took maybe five minutes to add.

Adding Hairpin Legs

Seriously the easiest DIY ever.

Vintage crate to Modern Planter in less than 30 minutes (plus shipping time for the legs) 🙂

I just love this vintage crate soooo much!

Just add plants!

LOL, I didn’t notice the “HAM” until we were in the car.

Truly this made me so happy!

Vintage Crate to Modern Plant Stand

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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