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Crate Storage Idea

When Crates went on Sale at Michaels, I knew I had the perfect storage solution for my craft room.
When crates went on sale at Michael I just had to try a storage idea I saw on Pinterest. I purchased 4 of them.
First I gave them a good sanding with medium sand paper to smooth out the wood and get rid of those little splinters. I paid special attention to the edges which were a little rough.
After they were sanded, I wiped them down with a damp cloth to get the saw dust off. Then I used a different color spray paint on each crate . The lighter colors needed two coats, but the green and blue needed extra to get a more even coverage. Let dry thoroughly between coats.
Then next day I tried stacking them different ways until I found a design I liked. My husband got out the electric drill/screw driver and used a counter sink to get the screws to go in and lay flat. The counter sink also kept the thin wood of the crate from splitting. Then he screwed them all together. A little touch up paint over the screws made them almost undetectable.
Now I use this for extra storage in my Art Studio/craft room.
This whole project was completed in one weekend. Sanded and painted on Saturday, put together on Sunday. More details on my blog, Arts Be Crafty

Materials used for this project:

  • Crates   (Michaels Craft Store)
  • Spray paint   (Lowes)

To see more: http://www.artsbecrafty.blogspot.com

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jun 28, 2016

    Love this idea!

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Jun 28, 2016

    I love stacking crates! Hey, I just love crates! Great idea!

  • Valerie
    Valerie South Africa
    on Jun 28, 2016

    I love the way you have painted and stacked them!

  • Blount4blount
    on Jun 30, 2016

    Saw the crates in Home Depot. $5.00

  • Jan
    Jan Dalton, GA
    on Jun 30, 2016

    I love it...Think I would put legs on it for my purpose...Great idea...

    • Tracy Hildreth Suveges
      Tracy Hildreth Suveges
      on Oct 20, 2017

      Or go to Harbor Freight if you have that store in your location and get the furniture mover for 7 to 12 dollars and fasten them to the crates.

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