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Friday, January 18, 2013

DIY Crate Shelves

This is a really simple and easy DIY project.  How to make shelves from crates from the craft store. This little project actually spurred an entire master bathroom makeover.

DIY Crate Shelves




It all started because I needed a place to store certain hygienic items.  My master bedroom has a water closet.  And it was basically just that, a closet with a toilet in it.  I had a couple of these simple crates from Michaels on hand and I thought they might just be the ticket.

I stained the crates using a dark, true-brown stain, like this one.



The trickiest part was mounting the shelves. 
  1. Locate wall studs 
  2. Drill a pilot hole
  3. Use brackets pictured below to secure the shelves.


Don't forget to check out my entire master bathroom makeover.  

Linking up

The Shabby Nest

11 comments:

  1. When I was in college in the '60s, we used fruit crates that we sanded down and stained. How great that you can get such a prime crate at Michael's. Great post!

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  2. Looks great. I love the idea of using crates as shelving.
    Ruth

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    1. Thanks Ruth. It was fun, glad you like them!

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  3. Crates can look so cool, right? I love them as shelves, too!

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  4. very cool !


    http://babyemilycloset.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Love this idea!! I've been wanting to do this. They look great in your bathroom!
    Thanks for linking up at Artsy Corner. You were featured today! :)
    http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2013/01/artsy-corner-link-party-18.html

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  6. This looks great, it's always a pain to find a cute way to keep those extra rolls of TP accessible, you've done it! Thanks for linking up at the 2013 Craft Challenge! I hope we'll see you next month!

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  7. The paint looks superb! Though I have one sort of stupid question, did you drill the hole for screw in the shelf or just used a screw driver?

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    1. Not a stupid question. I drilled a small pilot hole through the crate first. :)

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