Crate Storage Idea

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When Crates went on Sale at Michaels, I knew I had the perfect storage solution for my craft room.
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When crates went on sale at Michael I just had to try a storage idea I saw on Pinterest. I purchased 4 of them.
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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.
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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

Suggested materials for this project:

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