Step-By-Step: Turn Crates Into The Perfect Pieces For Your Home

This slideshow will walk you through step-by-step how to take simple crates and transform them into handy pieces for your home!

By Hometalk Hits

Step 1: Grab 1 regular sized crate & 1 small

You can grab your crates from Michael's!

Step 2: Paint both crates

I painted both crates with off-white chalk paint to match the rest of my decor, but choose any color you like!

Step 3: Apply E600 to bottom of half crate

After your paint has fully dried, apply a thin layer of glue to the bottom of the smaller sized crate.

Step 4: Position on top of larger crate

Place the smaller crate on the larger one creating a step stool.

Next: Storage Crate On Wheels

Are you tired of stuff piling up around the house? You're going to love this DIY project!

Step 1: Mix your paint

You can paint your crate any way you'd like. I created a simple wash by mixing acrylic paint with some water.

Step 2: Sand & prep your crate

Using sandpaper, file away any rough edges and brush away the debris.

Step 3: Paint away! Apply 2 coats

I like working with a sponge brush as opposed to a bristle brush for this project to avoid unsightly brush strokes

Step 4: Add the wheels

Screw in four caster wheels at each corner and get ready to roll...

Next: Build An Easy Hidden Ottoman

Make yourself an ottoman - the perfect addition to your patio!

Step 1: Measure height & width of chair

This is where you will store the ottoman when you're not using it.

Step 2: Attach caster to one corner of crate

Turn the crate upside down and attach one caster to the corner using the screws.

Step 3: Measure from bottom of caster

Including the caster in your measurement, measure from the bottom of the caster to the height of the underneath of your chair.

Step 4: Mark the height and cut excess wood

Mark the height, draw a line and remove the excess wood/crate using a saw.

Step 5: Remove caster & stain crate

Remove the caster, sand and stain the wooden crate. Allow to dry. Seal the crate using a wood sealer.