Judy Ferrell
Judy Ferrell
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  • Kingsport, TN
Asked on May 12, 2017

Plastic egg crates

PatJudy FerrellCaseyem11


I have a bunch of plastic egg crates. I've been using them for bookshelves. How can I make the look prettier?
8 answers
  • Patricia
    on May 12, 2017

    That's a great storage idea Judy! Have you considered spray painting the crates?
  • Judy Ferrell
    on May 12, 2017

    not allowed where I live. apartments are very strict.
  • Beth Shorts
    on May 12, 2017

    I would spray paint them.. (personally I would spray each of them a different bright colour, but that is MY taste, not everyones' :) .. choose a colour or colours that make you happy, or go with your decor
  • Casey
    on May 12, 2017

    If you can't paint, why not wrap with some pretty fabric?
  • Susie Lee
    on May 12, 2017

    What about trimming them out in some fancy
    fluted mouldings. You wouldn't even have to mitre them if you bought those little square rosettes at each end where they connect. Paint it all one color.

    Or add a long vine of silk flowers around the top and hanging at the edges.

    Good luck!
  • Caseyem11
    on May 12, 2017

    I live in an apartment and take my item, tarp and paint to an empty parking lot. Office buildings are usually empty on the weekends. dead shopping centers are also good choices. It is a pain but I like the results.
  • Judy Ferrell
    on May 12, 2017

    don't drive
  • Pat
    on May 14, 2017

    How about pretty contact paper? Put a plant or two on top....or do you know a handy man who could take them with him to paint?
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