Last year, I came up with how to build a bench in sixty seconds and I’ve always wanted to create another similar idea. So, without further ado, here it is. Yesterday, I showed you how to build a simple cubby dresser using four crates. Today, I am showing you how to add three stair treads and create an amazing storage unit. This storage unit can be used as many things. I plan to use it in my daughter’s room as a dresser. My daughter hates to put her clothes in drawers. I hope this is a solution that wI’ll both of us happy. I seriously wouldn’t mind one for myself. It would be great in a mud room using each crate for a child or an item. Such as one bin for hats, one for gloves and so on. Maybe a bin afor rain gear.
Hi friends! My name is Mauri and I blog at TheAmericanPatriette.com where I share ideas for all things home to help women bring beauty into their homes and ultimately make them places to gather. I love sharing easy-to-follow, budget-friendly, and beautiful DIY tutorials! Here's an overview of how to very easily and inexpensively give laminate furniture an antique look. I have the full, detailed tutorial on my blog!
First impression is everything to me and after almost 2 years of relocating from New York and moving into our first home in the state of Florida, looking at my garden mess day in and day out...it was time to change everyone’s first impression (about my front yard) for good!!
I adore antique cutting boards!
But they are very hard to come by, and likely pretty expensive in my given area.
So... I decided to make my own, but with a massive twist....
I found this piece of metal roofing in my yard a few weeks ago. It was something my husband used to cover our firewood with. The patina on it caught my eye right away. The orange and blue combination is so pretty and the chip-y, peel-y just makes my heart happy. I thought, there’s got to be something I can do with that.
If you're in need of storage but don't want to go out and buy a cheap, plastic cabinet or drop a bunch of money on a nice storage cabinet, here is a great solution! This crate storage unit is both functional and a piece of unique, rustic decor. I love the way it turned out!
We all know it can get pretty expensive when redecorating any room in your house, especially new furniture. I knew that I wanted a new coffee table, but was not going to spend an arm and a leg on a new one. So I made one using wood crates! I found my crates at Michaels Arts & Crafts. I was able to use a 50% off coupon on each of them, making them about $7.50 each.
This Crate Coffee Table made out of wood crates is so functional! It is easily moved due to the locking wheels, also it serves as a great little storage space. You can also change out the center piece, whether it be flowers, potpourri, or Holiday decorations.
I've always loved the look of lockers, but have never been lucky enough to find a set that was in good condition and reasonably priced. The ones I am able to find are either the wrong size, too rusted or too expensive. So, I decided to improvise and make my own lockers using large wood crates. Find the full step by step tutorial HERE!
I am excited to share with you my most recent DIY project that turned milk crates into some of the most functional little things in my house. I found these old black crates off Craigslist for $6. There are six of them, they are all identical. I brought them outside and pressure washed the grime, stickiness, and everything else off of them.
Raise your hand if you too love the industrial furniture look, but hesitate to purchase due to the $$$ price... I decided to take industrial matters into my own hands and try out a 'faux' idea, utilizing a couple of crates and some rusty junk hardware I had on hand.And the result? 'Real' cool...
I love my wooden crates. I am constantly creating new ways to use them all over my house. I plan to use these in my daughter’s room in lieu of a dresser. She hates dressers and the drawers become a catch all for everything when it is time to clean her room. Right now she has been trying to use a bookcase and it just hasn’t been working for either of us. So, one day I stood in her room and brainstormed up this idea. It is the convenience of a bookcase and yet it can be kept more organized and neater in these cubbies. Hopefully, this solution will work for both of us.