Be on the lookout for vintage wooden crates with original paint or unique typography when flea market season is in full swing. Fill crates with shredded paper and seasonal fruit, such as citrus and pomegranate. The crate can become functional storage afterward.
An organized pantry doesn’t have to be boring. Be smart and snazzy by labeling shelves in your pantry. Here, DIY blogger Melaine Thompson installed simple brass label holders that she purchased on Etsy and divided items by use, such as baking.
Once you finish off that crate of wine, reuse it as stylish shelving in the bathroom (or ask your local wine shop for an old wine crate to use). The wood crate will add a rustic style to your loo — and create an open shelving solution for bath salts, big bottles of shampoo or even a pretty vase of fresh market flowers.
An ordinary wine crate was transformed into decorative bathroom storage by applying a coat of stain by Minwax called Weathered Oak. The nice gray tone gave the wood an aged look that blends well with this contemporary bathroom.
An old milk crate is put to work in a new way holding soda and water bottles for guests. With temperatures cooling off in November, a cooler isn't necessary, so this keeps drinks handy and does double-duty as a clever display.
For a custom towel and toy storage tower that costs less than $100, Jaime Costiglio from That’s My Letter used four crates from Crates & Pallet. Three of them were used to make the storage tower and the other was disassembled and resized to serve as a drawer.