Y’all, I am so excited for today’s post! I have teamed up with nine AMAZING bloggers to bring you an awesome challenge of epic proportions. Okay, so maybe we’re just having a little DIY project challenge but it’s been so much fun and I am thrilled to be working with these incredibly talented ladies.
So, the gist of this challenge is that each of us were to purchase a wooden crate from Michael’s and we could do whatever we wanted to it. Paint it, stain it, modify it, etc. The only rule was that we each had to buy the same exact crate.
Here’s my little naked crate. Oh, the possibilities!
As I’m sure you all know, wooden crates are excellent for storing a variety of items. I decided to make a wooden crate storage table with mine. I hiked my crate up with legs and added a table top.
First I made my legs using 2×2 wooden boards, cut to 30 inches. I attached them to the sides of the crate with screws, from inside the crate. I made sure to countersink the screws since I knew I’d be painting this part and could just fill the holes with wood filler.
After that, I screwed some horizontal boards four inches up from the bottom to help support the legs.
My “table” top was attached by driving the screws up through the side of the crate and into the bottom of the board.
I usually like to stain my wood pieces darker but I was feeling a lighter look for this project. I opted to paint the bottom in Alabaster from Sherwin Williams and I left the top natural and just applied a few coats of polycrylic for durability.
And, that’s a wrap!
We are using it as storage for our homeschool materials. If you homeschool, you know that you can never have enough storage.
You could use it as bathroom storage or even a mini kitchen island. My hubby even used it this past weekend to hold his grilling supplies while we cooked out. The possibilities are endless! I may put some rolling casters on the legs to make it even more functional.
I’m so excited to see what all of my
challengers bloggy buddies have come up with! Be sure to click all of the links below to see the AMAZING projects they have come up with!
What would you use a wooden crate for? I’d love to hear your ideas. Let me know in the comments!