When I first moved into my place two years ago, I was in need of all kinds of furniture. After living with my parents, I had no furniture of my own. Luckily, I was able to rely on some generous hand me downs and many garage sales, tree lawns and thrift stores. We had seen the large piece of glass earlier in the day at a garage sale and thought it might come in handy. The owner only wanted $10 for it so it seemed like a steal. When we later found one of the vintage Cotton Club crates at an antique shop we frequent, we knew we needed to go back and get the glass. The only problem was we were in need of one more crate. A few Google searches later, and I found the same exact crate being sold online. I couldn't be happier with my unique and thrifty coffee table. We started saving our used wine bottles to put in the compartments inside the crates, which we are still in the process of completing. The aged quality of the crates makes a nice contrast against my formal rug and I love the little nod to my hometown on the side.