During the summer we have a ton of water toys, sand buckets and watering cans outside. I wanted to find a practical, yet "decorative" way to keep them all organized.
I found these vintage milk crates on ebay for $5 a piece (shipping was a bit more).
I sprayed them with a clear coat to keep them from rusting. Love the blueish green hints of color. :)
And I really love them, because not only do they hold all of the summer goodies, but they also don't collect water or scary bugs. :)