Creating storage space in my home office with these DIY Wood Crate Shelving.
I don’t have too many books, I have too little shelving. -Lauren Destefano
Is there ever too much shelving?
Of course, even if you aren’t a book worm, decorated shelves add so much character to a room.
DIY WOOD CRATE SHELVING
I needed some extra storage space for my home office since my desk had none. You can see my table turned desk here.
These are just thrift store binders. I added leftover scrapbook paper to the binding to give it some color and blend n with the décor.
I saw some pins like THIS and THIS however, I didn’t have any old crates on hand. If you have been following this adventure, this is when I started doing a mockup in the aisles at Lowe’s while customers were commenting on how long we have been there.
The original thought was to build some rustic crates however time restraints being what they were, buying was not only quicker but the most economical as well (I salvaged my time).
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- 4 CRATES (I got these at Michael’s but here are some online)
- 2 Edge Glued Finger Joint Pine Board (1 X 16 X 6)
- Stain (I used Provincial)
DIY SHELVES INSTRUCTIONS
This really couldn’t be any simpler:
I just stained them and stacked them up.
I didn’t attach anything together so that they could be used in another way if needed. Because we are still moving things around in this house, as they get fixed up, things change pretty rapidly.
UPDATE 5/2020 – These are now moved, repurposed, to the living room and are being used as a Behind the Couch Table with Thrifted Decor
MORE HOME PROJECTS
The room is almost complete. I am hoping to add one more item and paint the door trim before the BIG ROOM REVEAL next week.
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