Monday, July 2, 2012

Great Crate Storage

A dear friend moved :(, I grabbed items from their garage that wouldn't fit in the moving truck like any good friend would do :).  I spotted these crates right away--they originally held heavy duty tire chains from Sweden. 
I stacked them up, screwed them together,
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added an extra piece of wood across the front of each of them,
crate storage repurposed http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/07/great-crate-storage.html
slapped on some red, green, and turquoise paint in that order, with some stain over the top and stain on the inside of the crates,
crate storage repurposed http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/07/great-crate-storage.html
added some locking casters and ended up with a piece with endless storage options: in a mudroom for shoes and hats and mittens, for sports equipment, in a kitchen for potatoes and onions, in a kid's room for toys and books. 
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Sorry pictures don't show some of the fun possibilities, I snapped these right before it was loaded up for Farmer's Market (where it sold ).
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12 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Becky I love how that turned out! Awesome!

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  2. Another example of why you're one of my top five blogs.
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  3. Beautiful! I can see why it sold so quickly. I am going to have to try that color combo!

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  4. adorable! you are my go to person for a pallet tutorial...we just acquired one with a delivery and I am looking forward to your inspiration to make something!!

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  5. This is Melissa @ daisymaebelle.com LOVE this! Oh the great possibilities! I am going to have to get some power tools for Christmas this year!

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  6. You did it again. This is spectacular, and I LOVE the paint!

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  7. Love the paint color. I loe what you did with the crates.

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  8. i love your blog - this is better than pinterest!

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  9. Nice article, It’s always nice to hear the successes of others. And, I thing successes whether they be big or small are successes either way.


    Heavy Duty steel Casters & Steel Caster Wheels

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  10. Can you tell us what techniques you use to get this paint look?

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