Apple Crates as Storage
We have a corner in our home between an archway and glass doors - it’s a little too small for standard book cases but a little drab when empty. I decided to experiment with alternative storage solutions, to add storage plus a splash of personality to this corner of our dining room.
The beauty of using apple crates is the ability to arrange them as you please. I have arrange two at right angles into the corner of the room.
The inside of the crates can be lifted with a light dry brush of paint, which highlights the texture of the wood. I used a white chalk paint which I had to hand.
The trick is not to put too much paint on your brush, its a good idea to have a practice on a scrap bit of wood to achieve the effect you are looking for.
I have placed my painted apple crate on top of the first two crates to create storage and a sense of display.
These apple crates add storage and personality to the room. I have added cookery books one side and arty/reference books the other.
The corner of the room is transformed, for very little money I have a corner of my home which feels like me.
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Dolores Boles on Jan 11, 2022
Looks great! I have been doing this for years for “boot boxes”. I stack them and store shoes and boots by the door. And they double as a cat scratch!
Where do you find these apple crates?