Whether they’re vintage or new, wood crates are just begging to be repurposed. They can give you storage where you don’t have any, add rustic charm to a room, or simply just be a place to corral things momentarily.They’re usually pretty easy to find and inexpensive, so they just beg to be repurposed into something new.
Recently I made this rolling cart for our office with a couple wood crates. Super easy and super useful, too!
Here are some ways my fellow bloggers have improved on wood crates.
Wood crates make awesome toy boxes like this one on Addicted 2 DIY.
Need extra space for shoes? Turn some wood crates into a shoe rack like this one I found at Live From Julie’s House.
Two wood crates make a pretty awesome bedside table on Making it in the Mountains.
Dwell Beautiful made a console table out of a wood crate – I really like the look of the hairpin legs.
An Oregon Cottage made a Christmas decoration out of a wood crate – bonus: You could store Christmas decorations in there when the season is over!
If you’re one of those people who has keys you can’t remember what they go to, this wood crate key organizer Virginia Sweet Pea made would be a lifesaver!
With a little bit of reclaimed wood and four casters, you can turn a wood crate into a coffee table like this one I found on Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza.
There are so many cute ideas out there – I think I might have to start collecting crates!