Up - Cycled Wooden Crates

$30
2 Hours
Easy

When creating Sebastian's Transport Inspired Big Boys Room one of the things I did was 'up cycle' so to speak four wooden crates for toy and book storage. Now there was nothing wrong with these crates, in fact I scored them for a bargain. They were just boring. Plain timber boring. However, nothing that I didn't think a coat of paint, some love and care, a bit of rope and creativity couldn't handle.
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First things first, they needed a change in colour, boring wood was not going to cut it (at least not for the vision I had in mind). I started with a base of white both inside and outside to lighten, brighten and freshen them up.
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Next it was on to being creative (marginally). I settled on triangles and came up with a bit of a pattern, nothing hugely complicated, just simple and easy.
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Armed with a pencil, for drawing the pattern; some masking tape, for the main edges; my colour of choice (Lake Coleridge - such a bright, vibrant blue) and a couple of brushes, I set out to paint my chosen pattern on the sides.
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Once dry I added some rope handles to the crates. And there you have it, four completely revamped, up cycled crates now perfect for storing toys and books in a two year olds room!
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  • Karen Pullen
    on Dec 22, 2015

    Love them! How about adding wheels to them as well and add pull ropes with big ball knobs and, maybe, some way to hook them together?

  • Lisa House
    on Dec 26, 2015

    Very cute

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