Storage crates decorated with chalkboard paint and labeled with each family member's name make storage and organization a no-brainer. The built-in white shelving housing the crates keeps the space looking clean and fresh.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What’s more country than open shelving? For a space-saving and affordable alternative to cabinets or custom shelving, consider using crates. This one, from Crates & Pallet, is covered in Rust-Oleum Kona Wood Stain for a deeper finish and a rustic look.
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.
Take your kitchen project up a notch by building an island out of crates that fits your storage and space needs just right. This DIY plan, from Mindi Carwin at My Love 2 Create, combines small and large crates, along with vegetable bins, from Crates & Pallet to create a kitchen island with multiple sides of pantry storage, as well as room for a cutting board, hanging dish towels and organizing cookbooks.
Pet owners can make their walks much more efficient by outfitting their entry as a pet station. Here a shallow console table is used to keep framed photos of the family dog on display along with a crate to hold essentials neatly and within arm's reach.
Wooden crates built into the lower cabinets provide a novel take on storage as well as a warm visual contrast against the white cabinetry and countertops. A white subway tile backsplash adds a finishing touch.
Portable storage containers such as painted wooden crates or metal bins that can be personalized are a stylish option for children's rooms. With an endless array of colors, patterns, fonts and shapes to choose from, these storage containers are a cool and decorative addition to any room.