Upcycled Wine Crate/box Into Nightstand
I revamped an old wine crate into a DIY nightstand for my sons bedroom. Every year my aunt brings us back a crate of wine from France. I love these little wooden crates almost as much as the wine but not quite ! When my son was moaning that he didn’t have anywhere to put a glass of water at night I decided to DIY a nightstand using one of these crates.
I used a simple wine crate/box with lid, these are normally available from your local wine merchants often for free. (They are the boxes that hold 1/2 dozen bottles)
The lid was split in 2 so I used one part to make an internal shelf and the other part for a lipped shelf.
The wine crate was new so to age it I used some antiquing wax.
I'd come across some wrapping paper that matched my sons bedding, so to add further interest to my nightstand, I decoupaged the inside back with this paper.
Finally I added some 16" hairpin legs to finish off my nightstand. The front 2 legs were screwed both into the base of the crate and the lid to create an extra lip shelf. Click here to see where you can get hairpin legs.
More details are available on the blog post below.
The nightstand looks awesome in my sons room and he loves it. The extra shelving made from the lid really makes it useful storage. Now he’s got somewhere to put that glass of water, and a place to rest his phone as it charges overnight. Also there is room enough for the books he’s currently reading and his tablet ! If you want to see another great upcycle I made with hairpin legs then click here.
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Published July 20th, 2016 9:47 AM
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Shannon Hamilton Millard on May 18, 2017How tall was it when complete?
Claire at Pillarboxblue on May 18, 2017I used 16" legs so it was low down but you can buy legs any size you want.
DJ.DIY.2694 on Feb 06, 2021
Amazing!!!!! Thank you!
Claire at Pillarboxblue on Feb 07, 2021
Thank you so much.
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