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...
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!
Some of the most common things can make beautiful additions to your outdoor winter decor. Easy to make and will not break the bank to create. All you need is an old tire. You may have some and if you don't any garage will gladly give you used ones for free.
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....
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.
For any of us old enough to remember buying furniture that was made from solid wood, you know how rare that is. You don't want to just give it away or sell it for $10 at a garage sale due to something getting old.I've had this coffee table for 20 years...yes I got it as a baby gift. Ha Ha.It's solid wood and I couldn't part with it....but I just couldn't stand having to tighten striped bolts and nuts every other week any longer. It's in our game room so I was racking my brain how to make this a game room table. One day it hit me...It needs storage added to it...why can't I make storage areas the new legs?Well I can. So now the labor of love....and necessity...begins. It did take me a while to find the parts that I wanted. I could have settled for the parts that were at the store when I went but that was not the look or durability that I wanted. This room houses up to 15 boys (not all mine) on a weekend, so I needed something that will withstand that type of use.I already made a TV stand out of wooden crates so I wanted to keep with that them...country industrial is what I call it. Hopefully no one else has called it that and trademarked it...So this is a weekend project for sure as there is a lot of staining and drying time involved. The best part is since I'm not going to be using the old legs for the new table....oh yeah... 4 more items to repurpose into something new.My total cost for this is just under $70. Find me a solid wood table with large storage for $70....
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 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.
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.