I find myself at a bit of a loss of what to say about this one. The directions for this project go something like this: Find vintage box. Hang vintage box on wall.
This is the kind of thing that's so simple, but is outside the box (no pun intended) of what you might typically do, and so it lends a little uniqueness and a warm vintage touch. I originally bought one of these vintage crates for wedding decor at our barn wedding. Tired of having it sitting around, moving it from place to place, I decided to tack it up on a wall. When that room became Vivi's nursery, I picked up another crate to make a little shelving area out of them, which has become a perfect spot for knickknacks and collections of all kinds.
Similar crates are pretty easy to come upon at flea markets and tag sales. I got mine both on Etsy...I found that searching for "soda crates" gave me ones with the right depth for shelves like these (as opposed to deeper ones, which would stand out too far from the wall). But there are other non-soda crates of similar size, like this small wood fruit crate or this shipping crate box.
Because of the space between the boards, I was able to just rest the crates directly on two hanging nails. I rested a level on top of the crate, held the crate where I wanted it to be, and made two pencil marks where the gap in the boards hit (you can't just hang the nails level to each other, because the wood on these crates isn't usually straight). As you can see in some of the photos, the nails are visible on one of the crates, because the gap is so wide, which I don't mind. But you could always attach a picture hook on the back of the crate instead, if you were so inclined.
And voila! A shelf just perfect for housing treasures of all kinds.
(all photos, jamie grill photography)