Hope you are well and enjoying the last fleeting days of Summer. My kiddos have been back in school for 2 weeks and I am in full organization mode. So, when several of my blogging friends started talking about using wood crates for organizing, an idea was born. Why don’t we all buy the same crate from Michael’s Craft Store and see what we can all come up with?! Meet the ladies of The Great Crate Challenge:
You know the wood crates I’m talking about, right? They’re Plain Jane but super versatile!
So I grabbed 2 and used a 50% competitor coupon (YES! You can do that!!). Gotta love a good deal 🙂
I’m working on our entry way organization right now. Technically our front door opens right up into our living room but I have it set up so that there is a bit of an entryway, and there is a coat closet. This coat closet is a thorn in my side!! It’s always a mess!! There are usually shoes piled up a foot deep in the bottom. As a family of 5 we have a LOT of shoes :-/
So I decided to use my crates for SHOE STORAGE!! But they needed to be pretty, because everything is better when it’s pretty. I picked up two cans of Krylon Emerald Spray Paint and went to town on those suckers!
Then I hopped on over to my big box hardware store and about 8 small gold “L” Brackets, 2 oil rubbed bronze cup pulls and 8 casters. I couldn’t find gold pulls or casters, womp womp. I had some gold metallic acrylic paint on hand though, so I used that to paint the pulls and casters. Only time will tell if that paint holds up 😉
I screwed all of the hardware in using the provided screws. I had to add some scrap wood behind the pulls because the screws were way too long.
The closet is not finished yet but I can’t wait to show it to you when it is done. These Campaign Style wood crates are going to fit in perfectly!! I love how they turned out. They add just a bit of fun to an otherwise boring space. And they are so awesome for holding shoes. I put kid shoes in one and adult shoes in another.
Be sure to visit all of the other wood crate projects by clicking the pictures below. Lots of fantastic ideas from these super talented bloggers!