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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Wood crate storage brings personality to the entryway and host stand of this restaurant. Wine bottles and packaged food are displayed on the shelves leading to the simple wood stand. Next to the stand a tile wall draws the eye. The patchwork wall features neutral shades of orange, yellow and beige.
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.
Wood wine crates make a creative and fitting wall treatment for this cellar. A creative iron grate separates the hallway from the wine shelves. Long horizontal shelves allow for maximum bottle storage.
Reclaimed wood can warm up a space, and crates can add all-important storage, even to an area on display. Jen Woodhouse of The House of Wood used crates to fill this bookcase, making it decorative and functional. For another custom touch, she wrapped this bookcase in Crates & Pallet’s reclaimed pallet wood.
This light and bright kitchen features white wood cabinets, a subway tile backsplash and stone countertops. Built-in wood crates provide interesting storage space, while a large metal pendant light hangs above the kitchen island and illuminates the farmhouse sink.
Leaving the floor space open in the middle of the room accentuates the spacious feel of this master bathroom. A glass cube shower is set next to a deep bathtub with wood crate storage bringing a country influence to the modern fixtures. An accent wall shows off a natural wood look with an ashy tone finish.