Tuesday, October 27, 2015

How I Re-purposed and Styled Vintage Post Offices Boxes

My husband and my son are vintage car enthusiasts.   They also love all  kinds of "guy" stuff.  Old oil cans, automotive and gas station related signs, car parts, and even the top to an old gas pump have found their way home with them.  So, on one of our joint flea market shopping trips it didn't surprise me at all when I opened the van and saw a section of boxes from a post office. 

Vintage Post Office Boxes
They came with all their keys and were outlined in a fabulous greek key design.
Our garage is the holding zone for treasures waiting for a spot in our home.  They stayed there for a while until we realized that they could be our new wine storage cabinet.  We were thrilled when they fit perfectly between the bookcases in the family room.  It was a win win--wine within reach and another find out of the garage.

Post Office Boxes in Their New Home

Perfect Fit

Our wine bottle opener set fits into the bottom drawer.

Of course you've noticed that I couldn't let a flat surface unstyled.  I added a tray to the top then filled it with accessories from other spaces in my home.

The sphere and the Hermes boxes came over from the mantel.

The horse head decided to leave a bookshelf and stay here.

Lately I've been loving anything with arrows.

Marble Sphere on Arrow Pedestal

 I liked my Trina Turk fabric so much that when I had a remnant of it from my ottoman project,
 I framed it as modern art.

Framed Trina Turk Fabric as Modern Art

I wanted to share one of the bookcase shelves.Notice the other marble orb on a pedestal.
It repeats the greek key pattern on the post office boxes.

One of the shelves on my bookcases.
We're ready for a party.


  1. This is just pure awesomeness. And if that's not a word, it should be, with this wine case's picture beside it. Saw you featured on Marty's blog - congrats. It's styled amazingly too.
    Rita C at Panoply

    1. Oh Rita thank you so much for your comments. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. And, how kind of Marty to feature my post and send you by. Thanks for stopping. I love hearing from readers.

  2. I have a huge PO Box set up from the post office in town. I've been using it for shoes. About 150-200 boxes of a variety of sizes. I was going to sell but maybe I'll keep it.

  3. Oh definitely keep it. It's a very useful treasure. I'd love to see a photo of it.